Senior Researchers

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

 

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

Yongjun Choi

Immune cell motility dynamics, EV intracellular dynamics

  • Post Doc., Institute for Basic Science, Center for Soft and Living Matter (2022 ~Present)

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2015 ~ 2022)

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

  • E-mail: choi2135@naver,com

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Thi Ngoc Diep Trinh

Point-of-care testing, nucleic acid isothermal amplification

  • Post Doc., Institute for Basic Science, Center for Soft and Living Matter (2022 ~Present)

  • Assistant Professor, Gacheon University (2019-2022)

  • Ph.D., Gacheon University, Korea (2019)

  • M.S., Can Tho University, Vietnam (2016)

  • B.S.,  Can Tho University, Vietnam (2014)

  • E-mail: ngocdieptrinh27@gmail.com

Graduate Students

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

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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

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Jungmin Kim

Lab on a disc, Liquid biopsy

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @ FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2020 ~ Present)

  • B.S. Biological Science, Ajou university, Korea (2018)

  • Email:  rubyjmk@gmail.com

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Jooyoung Ro

Organ-on-a-chip

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2020~Present)

  • B.S. Life Science, Handong University, Korea (2020)

  • Email: shwndud0705@gmail.com

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Nakyung Jung

Droplet microfluidics

  • M.S. @FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2021~Present)

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UNIST, Korea (2021)

  • Email: xpfms0127@unist.ac.kr

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Tannaz Asadiashad

BioPlasmonic organ-on-a-chip

  • Ph.D. @FRUITS Lab, Physics, UNIST (2020-Present)

  • M.S. Photonic Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Exceptional talent acceptance(2019)

  • B.S. Physics, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran (2017)

  • Email: tanshaz@unist.ac.kr

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Elizabeth Maria Clarissa

Exosome-mediated drug delivery

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D. @FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST (2022~Present)

  • B.S. Biomedical engineering, UNIST, Korea (2022)

  • Email: elizabeth@unist.ac.kr

Undergraduate Students

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Jiyun Han

Nucleic acid detection with Lab-on-a-disc

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