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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

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Natalia Onishchenko

Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery

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

  • Post Doc., Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russia (2012-2022)

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russia (2012)

  • Specialist, Chemistry, Moscow State University, Russia (2007)

  • E-mail: nronishchenko@unist.ac.kr

Mamata Karmacharya

Plasmonic engineering, cancer cell detection

  • Post Doc., Institute for Basic Science, Center for Soft and Living Matter (2023 ~Present)

  • Ph.D @ FRUITS Lab, Chemical engineering, UNIST (2023)

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

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

  • Email: Karmacharyamamata@gmail.com

Graduate Students

Chaeeun Lee

Extracellular Vesicles, Liquid biopsy, Drug Delivery, Microfluidic devices

  • 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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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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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

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Jiyun Han

Nucleic acid detection with Lab-on-a-disc

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

  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, UNIST, Korea (2019~2022)

  • Email: jy.polaris@unist.ac.kr

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Joonho Kwon

Neuroscience, Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Ph.D @FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST-IBS Neuroscience scholarship (2022-Present)

  • Researcher, Center for cognition and Sociality, Institute for Basic Science (2022)

  • Researcher, Infection and immunity Research Laboratory, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (2021)

  • Technical Research Personnel, College of Medicine, Seoul National University (2020)

  • M.S. Division of Life Science, Korea University (2017)

  • B.S. Biological Sciences, Chonnam National University, Korea (2015)

  • Email: kwonjoonho@unist.ac.kr

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Minsu Hwang

 

Interns

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Taewon Son

 

Hyunmin Choi

EV-based liquid biopsy, Electrochemical biosensors

  • Combined M.S & Ph.D @FRUITS Lab, Biomedical Engineering, UNIST(2023-Present)

  • B.S. Life Science, UNIST, Korea (2023)

  • Email: moran9687@unist.ac.kr

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

 

Researchers

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