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Former Members

ENGINEERING IN TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE

2019

Ahram Kim

2018

Jae Park

2018

Weibeng Ng

2018

Bo-Kyeong Yoon

2018

Arun Kumar Prabhakar

2017

Joonhui Kim

2017

Michael Potroz

2017

Minchul Kim

2017

Seongoh Kim

2017

Setareh Vafaei

2017

Hitomi Shirahama

2016

Saziye Yorulmaz Avsar

2015

Joshua A. Jackman

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2018

Ee-lin Tan

2016

Supriya Kumar

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Ph.D. Degree

Master Degree

Research Fellows

My journey with "Engineering in Translational Science" Group was remarkable with specialized conglomerate of cultural diversity, research background, and diverse capabilities. From hydrogel synthesis to artificial liver platforms and lipid bilayers; to complex liposomal formulations for therapeutic and innate immune response evaluations; spike tethered plant derived particulates for drug delivery systems, and more. Enormous efforts and strategic directions by Professor Namjoon Cho was evident by the committed progress in translating research into products. I had fantastic colleagues who were innovative, dynamic, and supportive in research and lab management activities. I realized the role of identification, micro-collaboration, andeffective management skills needed to lead toward successful research portfolios and eventually in translating science into products. Unique and boundless opportunity provided by Professor Cho helped me in setting and understanding next generation biomaterials for drug delivery, scaffolds, and sensor applications leading to process inventions and unique publications. The systematic platform in academics as well as commercial was ideal in preparing for my new leadership roles in academic and corporate world. 

Dr Raghavendra Mundargi

Senior Research Fellow (2014-2016)

I remember walking into my first ETS (then TSG) morning meeting feeling nervous and excited. Looking around at the unfamiliar faces, I noticed a great diversity in the members, differences in culture, academic expertise, and life experiences, but all wore a welcoming smile. It didn’t take long for them to be my bosom friends, mentors, inspirations, and collaborators. Three years later, I look back and can see how much I have grown as a professional and a person. Professionally, Professor Cho not only imparted knowledge about the tissue engineering field and the creativity and fundamentals required to develop future state-of-the-art technologies, but also shared his network and resources so that I was able to interact with world renown scientists. I was able to hone my research and communications skills, as well as managerial skills through exposure to different projects.

Personally, what I found most remarkable about ETS was the open support system formed by the group members. The interdisciplinary backgrounds of the individuals made it easier for me to overcome research problems as suggestions and different perspectives were voiced. Each member had an inspirational drive to learn more and tactfully attack the scientific problem they were facing. Equally important was my increased understanding of the world through conversation, including topics of politics and the culture found in 8+ countries represented. And I will never forget lunch times, coffee breaks, and out of campus meetups filled with laughter and merriment. I look forward to seeing how ETS thrives and where my fellow friends and colleagues will be in the future. I should probably take their autographs now! Thank you Professor Cho and all members of the ETS for an unforgettable three years!

Supriya Kumar

Master of Engineering 2016

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