The New Innovator in NANOMED 2018 award, from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional early career technical advancement and innovation in the field of nano/molecular medicine and engineering.
NanoSurface Biomedical, a startup co-founded by UW BioE alumnus Elliot Fisher (’16) and his former research advisor Deok-Ho Kim, associate professor of bioengineering, won $125,000 of funding in the final round of the Seattle Angel Conference on May 16.
The international research team will investigate the dynamics of collective cell migration on curved surfaces. They aim to understand the mechanistic details of organism development and tissue repair, which could inform approaches in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
The faculty promoted for the 2017-18 academic year demonstrate the department's strength in diverse areas of research, including disease diagnostics and therapeutics, regenerative medicine and protein engineering.
Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim has been featured in the 2017 Emerging Investigators Issue of Chemical Communications, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In Micro- and nano-patterned conductive graphene-PEG hybrid scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering, Dr. Kim and colleagues demonstrate a method for producing cardiac tissue scaffolds with anisotropic electroconductive properties using PEG-graphene substrates.
In a recent paper published in Nanotechnology, UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and colleagues describe a novel method for fabricating scaffold-free tissue-engineered constructs using thermoresponsive nanofabricated substrates (TNFS) and magnetic levitation.
Deok-Ho Kim receives $1.7M NIH R01 to develop tissue engineered human neuromuscular junctions for modeling axonal neuropathy
In this project, Dr. Kim and colleagues will apply novel stem cell and tissue engineering strategies to investigate underlying etiology of a common debilitating peripheral neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease; CMT).
UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry have received one of three 2016 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Awards. The award encourages the development of new interdisciplinary collaborations that address critical transitions in translational research.
In this role, Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim will support EMBS on teleconferences or at scheduled meetings, and submit representative reports to IEEE EMBS leadership.
Deok-Ho Kim’s “Self-assembling peptides for stem cell and tissue engineering” featured on Biomaterials Science cover
Deok-Ho Kim and collaborators examine the potential of self-assembling peptides (SAPs) in conjunction with stem cells to improve the repair of damaged tissues.