About Eunji

Eun Ji Chung, Ph.D.


University of Southern California
Associate Professor
Dr. Karl Jacob Jr. and Karl Jacob III Early-Career Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Courtesy, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Courtesy, Medicine – Nephrology and Hypertension
Courtesy, Surgery – Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Affiliated PI, Stem Cells
Member, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
email: eunchung@usc.edu

Associate Editor: Bioactive Materials and Frontiers in Digital Health – Personalized Medicine
Editorial Boards: Biomaterials Forum (SFB), IEEE OJEMB

Courses: Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery (BME 559, BME 459)

Google Scholar

Cell Biology and Chemistry coloring books by Eunji

University of Chicago
K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Research Associate, 2015-2016
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Advisor: Matthew Tirrell

Northwestern University
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2007-2011
Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program
Advisor: Guillermo Ameer

Scripps College
B.A. Molecular Biology (honors), 2002-2006
Advisor: Emily Wiley

Selected Honors & Awards

Transformational Project Award, American Heart Association (2022)
Member of the Year Award, Controlled Release Society (2021)
Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award,
USC (2021)
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award,
3M (2021)
UNC Rising Stars in Drug Delivery and Novel Carriers Selected Speaker,
University of North Carolina, School of Pharmacy (2021)
Korean Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development (SEED) Workshop Selected Participant,
Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association (2020)
Futures issue,
Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, AIChE (2020)
Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering,
Biomedical Engineering Society (2020)
Young Investigator Award,
Oral Drug Delivery Focus Group, Controlled Release Society (2020)
Junior Research Award,
Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (2020)
Young Investigator Award,
Chinese Association for Biomaterials (2020)
Outstanding Recent Alumna,
Scripps College (2020)
Rising Star in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering,
Biomedical Engineering Society (2020)
New Innovator,
Emerging Investigator, Journal of Materials Chemistry B (2019)
Frontiers of Engineering Selected Participant, National Academy of Engineering (2019)
Dr. Karl Jacob Jr. and Karl Jacob III Early-Career Chair,
University of Southern California (2019-2024)
Outstanding Young Engineer
, Orange County Engineering Council (2019)
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award DP2
, NIH (2018)
Young Innovator in Nanobiotechnology, Nano Research (2018)
Faculty Mentoring Award
, Undergraduate Students, University of Southern California (2018)
Reviewer Excellence Award, SLAS Technology (2018)
BMES Career Development Award, Biomedical Engineering Society (2017)
AIChE 35 Under 35, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2017)
Emerging Investigator, Biomaterials Science (2017) 
Tony B. Academic Travel Award, SLAS Conference (2017)
Innovation Award, Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of Southern California (2017)
Young Investigator, IEEE Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference (2016)
WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professorship, University of Southern California (2016-2019)
K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award, NHLBI (2014-2019)
CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant, Chicago Biomedical Consortium (2014-2015)
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (2012-2014)
IBNAM-Baxter Early Career Award, Northwestern University (2011-2012)
Certificate for Management for Scientists and Engineers, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (2010)

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“To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise eight.” -Angela Lee Duckworth, psychologist and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance