We celebrated another productive summer with great learning and growth in research! Everyone, have a nice rest of summer, and get ready for another exciting fall!!
Kyung-Ho is very happy and honored to share that he has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective August 2022. Kyung-Ho would like to thank his family, students, mentors, friends and colleagues, collaborators, and funding agencies for all the love and support throughout the years!
Kyung-Ho attended the 3rd Wellcome LEAP HOPE PI meeting hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The discussion and conversation were awesome and productive as usual! Thank you the hosting team at GaTech, and thank you Program Director Annie and Cara!
Abhinav successfully completed his Ph.D. dissertation defense! We had a celebration altogether. Big congratulations, Abhinav!!
Time to present our works! Michael presented in the Summer Community of Scholars Poster Session. Abhinav presented his most recent research restults at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting (Orlando, FL).
We are having a fun and productive summer of 2021. Liz will leave Huntsville soon to start her graduate study at the University of Michigan. We all really enjoyed working and studying with you, and wish you the best on your future endeavors!
Kyung-Ho is honored to receive Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the College of Engineering, the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Thanks everyone for continued help and support!
We are excited to share that our team has been selected to get awarded from Wellcome LEAP HOPE fund. With 50+ teams of PIs and Co-PIs, we will work together to advance stem cells, immune cells, organoids, and whole organ systems and their connections that mimic human physiology in vitro.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that Kyung-Ho is awarded for the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award. The CAREER Award is the foundation's most prestigious honor for junior faculty members who exemplified the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The Award supports our proposal, “CAREER: An Immunoengineering Approach to Create PurelySynthetic Microenvironments Enabling Generation of Antigen-Specific Effector B cells” for a five-year period from 2020 through 2025. Thank you, NSF, all our supporters, mentors, collaborators, and friends! We will certainly keep up the great work that we have started!
We had a farewell luncheon for Veena. Veena will work as a scientist for CytomX Therapeutics at the heart of the Silicon Valley (South San Francisco, CA). Congratulations and best of luck on your new chapter, Veena!
Kyung-Ho and Hector attended the AIChE Annual Conference at Orlando, FL. Kyung-Ho served as a co-chair for the Biomaterials for Immunological Applications session. Hector presented his MS thesis research at UAH that has been recently published in Biomacromolecules as well (Check out the details in Publications). The updated data from Lauren's research was presented by Kyung-Ho. We met Dr. Lei and Dr. Torres Diaz from the department and had a good time together!
We had a farewell lunch with Hector. Keep up the good work and best of luck on your new chapter, Hector!!!
A very talented high school student, Priya Chennupati, started her Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) summer research. For the next 6 weeks, she will be mentored by Dr. Roh and Armin to carry out an exciting project using phage display technology. Welcome Priya!
Veena has also successfully defended and completed her MS thesis. Great achievement and congratulations, Veena!
Spring 2019 Commencement. Congratulations Lauren and Hector!
Our group started an exciting research collaboration with the Refuge Biotechnologies, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA). With this collaboration, we will develop a fundamental engineering platform that could impact on the standardization of T cell therapeutics.
We had a group lunch in celebration of Hector and Lauren's successful defense! Great job and congratulations!!!
CHE495/595 class made a field trip to Kömmerling USA in Huntsville, AL. We had a great opportunity to see and learn about the polymer (PVC) process engineering. Thank you very much for the invitation and the great tour, Mr. Mike Fabianac!
Kyung-Ho and Hector attended the AIChE 2018 meeting. It was very productive This year's meeting took place at Pittsburgh, PA. Next year, more people from our group are planning to go, and it will be at Orlando, FL :)
Kyung-Ho gave several invited talks during his short visit to Korea: at the 24th International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Congress Meeting, at the Korea Institute of Toxicology, and at the National Creative Research Center at the Catholic University of Korea. Many thanks to all for the invitations and their great hospitality!
We had an End of the Semester and farewell party for Jet. Jet has recently accepted a great offer from Tokyo Electron Limited Ltd. Congratulations Jet! We wish you all the best for the new chapter of your life! Dr. Banish joined our party!
Hector's hard work and excellent graduate study have been recognized by the College of Engineering. He received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in 2018 National Engineer's Week event. Congratulations Hector! Way to go and keep it up!
Celebrating the successful end of Fall 2017 Semester, we had a year-end group lunch. Congratulations Jet on his graduation! Everyone, let's keep up the good work in the upcoming year of 2018!! And Merry Christmas!!!
CHE495/595 class made our first field trip to Custom Synthetic Fibers, LLC in Rogersville. We had lots of fun and learned tons. Thank you very much for the invitation and the great facility tour, Mr. Koo and Mr. Haggard!
Kyung-Ho attended the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) annual meeting (Oct 11-14) in Phoenix, AZ. He presented an oral presentation about a novel immunotherapeutic strategy for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). (Photo: Kyung-Ho with our department senior student Ken Brandon)
Armin Ahmadi arrived from Iran and started his Ph.D. study at UAH, and he quickly joined our lab. He will work on a project of cancer immunotherapy using nanoparticles. Welcome, Armin!
Kyung-Ho attended the UKC 2017 meeting (Washington DC, 10-12) to co-chair a session and give an invited talk at the Immune-Therapies and Drug Delivery session.
Lauren Stokes joined our lab. She will pursue her MS degree in Chemical Engineering with her thesis research. Welcome, Lauren!
Aaron Sears has left our lab to pursue his passion for healthcare IT business. He has accepted a job as an Engineer at Epic Systems Corp. located in Madison, WI. It is a great loss for the lab but we wish you all the best in your new career!
We hosted the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Program students as a participating laboratory. Following Kyung-Ho's lecture, Abhinav, Hector, and Joowon demonstrated the principles and practices of flow cytometry.
Jet Tan joined our lab as an undergraduate researcher. He will be working on a project involving electrohydrodynamic jetting. Let's do some Jetting! Welcome Jet!
Héctor Sánchez Moran joined our lab. He will pursue MS degree in Chemical Engineering. Welcome, Héctor!
Joowon Lee and Kennedy Miller joined our lab as an undergraduate researcher for the Summer. Welcome, Joowon and Kennedy!
Our laboratory was featured in the UAH Newsletter, Headlines (March 27th). Check it out!
Abhinav is selected in 2017 Graduate Dean's List for excellence in academic achievement. Keep up the good work. Congratulations Abhinav!
The first phase of laboratory renovation has been completed. Now it's time to have some real fun in the lab!
Kyung-Ho gave an invited talk at the Biomedical Research Center, KIST.
Kyung-Ho gave an invited seminar at the Department of Biological Sciences, UAH.
Kyung-Ho attended the BMES meeting (Minneapolis, MN), and co-chaired the Molecular and Cellular Immunoengineering session.
Kyung-Ho gave an invited talk at the NanoBio Summit Meeting hosted by Auburn University.
Our proposal has been selected as a winner of the VPR & ED’s 2016/2017 New Faculty Research program! Great start!