Principal Investigator

Eun Ji Chung, Ph.D.

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CURRENT POSITION
University of Southern California
Gabilan Assistant Professor
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
R00 NIH Pathway to Independence PI
email: eunchung@usc.edu

Editorial Boards: Experimental Biology and Medicine and SLAS Technology
Forum Reporter, Drug Delivery SIG, Society for Biomaterials
Advisory Committee, Women in Nephrology
Planning Committee, Women in Chemistry (WIC)

Courses: Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery (BME 599, BME 459)

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
University of Chicago
K99 NIH Pathway to Independence Research Associate, 2015-2016
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014
Institute for 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

NIH New Innovator Award DP2 (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 (2016-2021)
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)

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, novelist of The Great Gatsby

“The journey is the reward.” -Steve Jobs, inventor, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Apple Inc

“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