Prof. Kyung-Ho Roh is the principal investigator for the Molecular and Cellular Immunoengineering Laboratory (MCIL) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at UAH. Immediately before joining UAH, Dr. Roh worked as a Research Scientist in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University (PI: Dr. Krishnendu Roy), and he also served as a Program Manager for the National Cell Manufacturing Consortium. Before then, he studied for 5 years in the School of Medicine at Stanford University for his postdoctoral study on T cell immunology (PI: Dr. Mark M. Davis).

Ph.D. University of Michigan (2008)

M.S. Seoul National University (2000)

B.S. Seoul National University (1998)


Dr. Pearlson Prashanth

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, St. Joseph's College of Engineering


Abhinav Ayyadevara

Ph.D. student in Biotechnology, UAH

M.S. in Biological Sciences, UAH (2017)

Armin Ahmadi

Ph.D. student in Chemical and Materials Engineering, UAH

M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2015)


Eva Barck

B.S. student in Chemical and Materials Engineering, UAH


Lauren Grumbles

B.S. student in Chemistry (Biology minor), UAH


Michael Deines

B.S. student in Chemical and Materials Engineering, UAH



Master of Science (MS)

Héctor Sánchez Moran, Sp 2019, Currently in PhD Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Thesis: Oxime cross-linked alginate hydrogels with tunable stress relaxation for immune cell encapsulation

R. Lauren Stokes, Sp 2019, Currently at CFDRC Inc.

Thesis: Migration of artificially activated B cells in a microfluidic device-induced CXCL-12 gradient

Veena Vinod, Sm 2019, Currently at CytomX

Thesis: Isolation and activation of B lymphocytes using magnetic microbeads-assisted reversible bioconjugation

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Aaron Sears, Currently at Epic Systems Corp. (2016)

Joowon Lee (2017)

Kennedy Miller (2017)

Jet Tan (2018), Currently at Tokyo Electron Limited, Ltd

Bruna Mendonca (2019), Currently at BASF

"Alginate microgels created by electrohydrodynamic jetting" Perpetua, vol. 5 (1), 9-14 (2020).

Jania Williams (2019), COE URP student

Tien My Chau (2021), Honors College

Honors Capstone Project: Protein diffusion profiles studied for collagen-alginate composite hydrogels (2021).

Elizabeth Choe (2021), Summer Laboratory Internship, Currently at University of Michigan

High School Students

Priya Chennupati (2019), REAP summer research program