Senior Reserchers

Vijaya Sunkara 

Surface chemistry, Nanobiosensors

  • Post Doc. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2009 ~ Present)

  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Jawaharfal Nehru Tech. Univ., Hyderabad, A.P., India (2004)

  • M.S., Organic Chemistry, Osmania Univ., Hyderabad, A. P., India (1998)

  • B.S., Chemistry, Botany and Microbiology, Osmania Univ., Hyderabad, A.P., India (1995)

  • E-mail : vijaya@unist.ac.kr

Sumit Kumar

Nano-bio Engineering, Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Post Doc.@ IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter(2017 ~ Present)

  • Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University (2014)

  • M.S., Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India (2008)

  • B.Sc., M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, India (2005)

  • E-mail : sumitwithchem@gmail.com

 

Dongyoung Kim

Advanced Microscopy, Cancer Biology

  • Post Doc.@ IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter(2017 ~ Present)

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University. U.S.A. (2016)

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas. U.S.A. (2012)

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Kyungpook National University. Korea (2012)

  • E-mail: dongyoung.kim@me.com / website: www.dykim.net

 

Jonathan Sabaté del Río

Biosensors, Microfabrication, Surface chemistry, Nanotechnology

  • Post Doc., Institute for Basic Science, Center for Soft and Living Matter (2018 ~Present)

  • Post Doc., The Wyss Institute at Harvard University, USA (2016-2017)

  • Ph.D., Chemical, Environmental and Process Engineering, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain (2015)

  • M.Sc., Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain (2011)

  • Licentiate, Chemistry, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain (2010)

  • E-mail: jsabatedelrio@unist.ac.kr

Divakara SSM Uppu

Biomaterials, Drug delivery, Bionanotechnology, Polymer chemistry

  • Research Fellow, Center for Soft and Living Matter, Institute of Basic Science (2018 ~ Present)

  • Visiting Scholar, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (2018)  

  • Post Doc, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore (2016-2018)

  • Ph.D. New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India (2010-2016)

  • BS.c. (Honors) & MSc.- Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Andhra Pradesh, India (2005-2010)

  • Email: divakarauppu@gmail.com

Chi-Ju Kim

Circulating tumor cells isolation, Microfluidics

  • Post Doc., Institute for Basic Science, Center for Soft and Living Matter (2019 ~Present)

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2013 ~ 2019)

  • B.S., Bioengineering and Biomedical science, UNIST, Korea (2013)

  • E-mail : chijukim1@unist.ac.kr

Graduate Students

Jun young Kim 

Cell chip, Single cell capture, Organ-on-a-chip

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2013 ~ Present)

  • B.S., Biomedical science and Bioengineering, UNIST, Korea (2014)

  • E-mail : ekekqhdtka@unist.ac.kr

 

Sun-min Yu

  Cell Mechanics, Mechanobiology, Microfluidic chip

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2013 ~ Present)​

  • B.S., Bioscience and Biotechnology, Kyungpook Nat. Univ., Korea (2013)

  • E-mail: esther.yu0502@gmail.com

 

Minji Lim

Circulating tumor cell detection on a CD

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2014 ~ Present)

  • B.S., Biomedical science and Bioengineering, UNIST, Korea (2014)

  • E-mail : ming4279@unist.ac.kr

 

Hyun-Kyung Woo 

Exosome detection for cancer diagnosis on a CD

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2015 ~ Present)

  • B.S., Chemical engineering and Bioengineering, UNIST, Korea (2014)

  • E-mail : whk1314@unist.ac.kr

 

Yongjun Choi

Dendritic cells migration, microfluidic chip

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2015 ~ Present)

  • B.S., Animal Biotechnology and System Biotechnology, Konkuk university, Korea (2015)

  • E-mail: choi2135@naver,com

Issac Micheal

Biomarker detection on a CD

  • Ph.D @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical engineering, UNIST (2015 ~ Present)

  • M.S Nanotechnology from SRM University, India(2013)

  • B.E Biomedical Engineering , Anna University, India(2010)

  • Email: issacbiomed@gmail.com

 

 Chaeeun Lee

Liquid biopsy& Theranostics using microfluidic device

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2018 ~ Present)

  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering, UNIST, Korea (2018)

  • E-mail : chaeeun@unist.ac.kr

Mamata Karmacharya

Plasmonic engineering, cancer cell detection

  • Ph.D @ FRUITS Lab, Chemical engineering, UNIST (2017 ~ Present)

  • M.S., Microbiology in Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2017)

  • B.S., General microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2013)

  • Email: Karmacharyamamata@gmail.com

Oleksandra Gulenko

Digital pathogen detection on CD​​

  • M.S. @Fruits lab., Biomedical Engineering (2019~Present)

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Design (2015-2019)

  • Email: sunnya@unist.ac.kr

Researchers

Juhee Park 

Cell Chip, Molecular Biology

  • Researcher @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2011 ~ Present)​

  • M.S., Applied microbiology, Inje Univ., Korea (2005)

  • B.S., Microbiology, Inje Univ., Korea (2001)

  • E-mail : jugene@unist.ac.kr

 

YooHong-Min 

Cell chip, Cancer biology

  • Researcher @ Fruits Lab, Institute of Basic Science, Center for soft and living matter (2018 ~Present)

  • M.S. Biomedical Science, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea (2017)

  • B.S. Life Science, Andong University, Andong, Korea (2015)

  • Email: lic172t@gmail.com

InUn Kim 

Cell chip, Molecular biology

  • Researcher @ Fruits Lab, Biomedical engineering, UNIST (2018 ~Present)

  • M.S., Life pharmacology, College of pharmacology., Gachon Univ., Korea (2018)
    B.S., Applied biochemistry, Konkuk Univ., Korea (2015) 

  • Email: iu1014iu@unist.ac.kr

Donghoon Lee 

Nanotechnology

  • Researcher for Military Service Exemption @ IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter (2019-PRESENT)

  • Master of Engineering in Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA (2019)

  • Research Trainee/Sponsored research Staff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA (2017)

  • Researcher, Seoul National University Hospital Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul, Korea (2015-2016)

  • Bachelor of Science in Life Science, Gachon University, Republic of Korea (2018)

  • Email : dhlee1009@ibs.re.kr