Deok-Ho Kim

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Dr. Deok‐Ho Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and is jointly appointed in the Center for Nanotechnology, the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, and the Center for Cardiovascular Biology at the University of Washington. He received the B.S. from POSTECH in 1998, the M.S. degree from Seoul National University in 2000, in Mechanical Engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010. In 1996, he studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, as a Hogil-Kim Memorial Fellow Exchange Student. From March 2000 to June 2005, he worked as a Research Scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), including his 7 months academic visit at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich (ETH‐Zurich). Prior to joining the University of Washington, he was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on micro and nanoengineering of the cell microenvironment for stem cell bioengineering and tissue regeneration, micro‐ and nanofabricated biomaterials for regenerative and therapeutic medicine, and cell mechanobiology and mechanotransduction. He has published 48 peer reviewed papers in journals such as PNAS, Science Signaling, Advanced Materials, Lab on a Chip, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, and Biomaterials, contributed to 55 peer reviewed conference proceedings and 7 book chapters, edited one book, filed 15 patents (issued or pending), and given >50 invited lectures. His papers have been cited >1470 times (h-index: 21) and highlighted in Science Magazine, the JHU Gazette, the UW Today, and many newspapers. Dr. Kim is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, and serves as a member of the editorial boards of numerous journals including the International Journal of Nanomedicine, IET Nanobiotechnology, and Journal of Laboratory Automation. Dr. Kim has also served as reviewer for many high-profiled journals including Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Biomaterials, Integrative Biology, Lab on a Chip, Nature, Science Signaling, and Tissue Engineering. Among the award he has received are American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship (2008), Samsung Humantech Thesis Award (2009), the Harold M. Weintraub Award in Biological Sciences (2010), Perkins Coie Award for Discovery (2011), American Heart Association Scientist Development Award (2012), and BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award (2013).


Education

  • 2010 Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Thesis - "Mechanochemical regulation of cellular and multicellular form and function with nanoscale cues: implications for cancer metastasis, wound repair, and tissue engineering"
  • 2000 MS, Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Thesis - "Development of smooth shift control system with adaptive compensation"
  • 1998 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea


Professional Experiences

  • 2011- present: Associate Faculty, Center for Cardiovascular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2011- present: Associate Faculty, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
  • 2011- present: Associate Faculty, Center for Nanotechnology, University of Washington
  • 2011- present: Associate Faculty, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Scholars Program in Integrative Biophysics, University of Washington
  • 2011- present: Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2011- present: Faculty Member, Center for Cardiovascular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2011- present: Faculty Member, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
  • 2011- present: Faculty Member, Center for Nanotechnology, University of Washington
  • 2010-2011: Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2005-2010: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2000-2005: Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
  • 2003-2004: Visiting Scholar, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1998-2000: Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Advanced Machinery and Design, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Professional Activities

  • 2013-present: Editorial Board, International Journal of Nanomedicine
  • 2013-present: Associate Editor, Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics
  • 2013-present: Editorial Board, Journal of Laboratory Automation
  • 2013-present: Editorial Board, IET Nanobiotechnology
  • 2012: Session Organizer/Chair, IEEE Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering
  • 2012: Program committee, IEEE Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering
  • 2012: Theme co-organizer and session chair, The USACM Thematic Conference on Multiscale Methods and Validation in Medicine and Biology: Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • 2012: Program committee, IEEE Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering
  • 2011-present: NIH Review Panelist for Interdisciplinary Molecular Sciences and Training Study Section
  • 2011-present: Member, International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • 2011: Reviewer for the New Eurasia Foundation
  • 2011-present: Editorial Board, Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • 2011: Guest Co-Editor, IET Micro and Nano Letters
  • 2011: Session Chair, International Conference on Cell Therapy
  • 2011: Session Chair, International Conference on Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology
  • 2010-present: Member, American Society for Cell Biology
  • 2010-present: Member, Biomedical Engineering Society
  • 2010-present: Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2010: Reviewer for European Research Council Grant
  • 2010: Reviewer for New Zealand Research Council Grant
  • 2007-present: Member, Society of Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine
  • 2003-present: Member, IEEE – Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • 2001: Session Chair, IEEE Symposium on Micromechatronics and Human Science


Honors and Awards

  • 2013: Scientist Development Grant Award, American Heart Association
  • 2013: BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award
  • 2011: Finalist, Collegiate Inventors Award ($5,000), National Inventors Hall of Fame and US Patent and Trademark Office
  • 2011: Perkins Coie Award for Discovery
  • 2010: Harold M. Weintraub Award in Biological Science
  • 2009: Keystone Symposia Travel Award (Cardiac Disease: Development, Regeneration, and Repair)
  • 2009: Best Poster Presentation Award, Baltimore Life Scientists Association Annual Meeting
  • 2009: Samsung HumanTech Thesis Award – Silver Prize
  • 2009: Graduate Student Travel Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2008-2010: American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship
  • 2008: The First Baltimore Life Scientists Association (BLSA) Outstanding Scientist Award
  • 2008: Graduate Student Travel Award, the Society of Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine
  • 2007: Surface Engineering Best Paper Award, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
  • 2005: Best Presentation Award, International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems, Korea
  • 2005: Distinguished Achievement Award of KIST (“KIST People Award”), Korea
  • 2004: Excellent Researcher of the year, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  • 1999: Best Student Paper Award, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, Korea
  • 1999: Best Poster Award, Korean Society of Precision Engineers, Korea
  • 1996: Hogil-Kim Memorial Fellowship, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 1994: Gold Tablet Award for excellent academic achievement, Seoul High School, Korea


Research Interests

  • Cell and Tissue Engineering in Microsystems: Micro- and nanoengineering of the cell microenvironment designed to facilitate advances in the biomedical sciences; particularly, microscale control of cell positioning, soluble and substratum-bound ligands, microscale stem/progenitor cell niche engineering, and microscale cardiovascular tissue engineering.


  • Mechanobiology and Mechanotransduction: Signal transduction by engineered extracellular matrices, molecular in-chip live-cell imaging, cell and tissue morphodynamics, gradient sensing and directed cell migration, biophysical regulation of stem cell fates, cell mechanics.


  • Biomedical Micro/Nanotechnology: Fabrication of biomimetic micro/nanoscale systems and structures, nanoscale engineering in cell biology and therapy, micro/nanoengineered cell-biomaterial interaction, micro/nanoscale force measurements on biology, microrobotics for intelligent cell micromanipulation.


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