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Min-Ho Kim, Ph.D.,Principal Investigator

Assistant professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Kent State University

Email: mkim15@kent.edu / Phone: 330-672-1445

Prof. Kim's department profile

  • Postdoc training, Biomedical Engineering,University of California at Davis, CA
  • Ph.D, Bioengineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Research Scientist / Post-docs

Bing Yu, MD. Ph.D.,Research Associate

Dr. Bing Yu joined lab in May 2013. He received postdoctoral training at the department of Orthopedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University (2009-2013). His current research is focused on understanding molecular and cellular mechanism by which local environmental cues alter the polarization and activation of macrophage and its impact on tissue repair, in particular in models of skin wounding associated with chronic inflammation and bacterial biofilm infection.


Graduate students

Talib Alboslemy, Ph.D candidate in School of Biomedical Sciences

Talib joined our laboratory in November 2013. He is pursuing Ph.D degree in School of Biomedical Sciences at Kent State.

Layala Almutairi, Ph.D candidate in School of Biomedical Sciences

Layala joined our laboratory in March 2015. She is pursuing Ph.D degree in School of Biomedical Sciences at Kent State.

Jess Krieger, Ph.D candidate in School of Biomedical Sciences

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Jess joined our laboratory in February 2017. Jess is a biomedical sciences PhD candidate at Kent State University. She uses a skeletal muscle tissue engineering strategy to culture pork, with major focuses on muscle fiber formation, vascularization, and bioreactor design for scale up of cultured meat production. Her other major research focus is growing skin for regenerative medicine applications. She was awarded a fellowship with New Harvest to complete her research in the summer of 2017. She has a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in psychology.


Undergraduate students

  • Mitchell Filka, Mitchell joined our laboratory in September 2016. He is Senior in Biotechnology track in Biological Sciences at Kent State.
  • Cyrus Mirhaidari, Cyrus joined our laboratory in October 2016. He is Sophomore in Integrative Life Sciences BS/MD program at Kent State/NEOMED.
  • Tara Rogers, Tara joined our laboratory in March 2017. She is junior in Pre-med track in Biological Sciences and Honors College at Kent State.
  • Atem Yesinovskiy, Artem joined our laboratory in September 2017. He is Senior in Biological Sciences at Kent State.

Alumni

  • Michal Sittek, Undergraduate Researcher, April 2014-May 2015.
  • Baeckkyoung Sung, Postdoc Fellow, March 2013-Feb 2015, currently Research Associate at CNRS France.
  • Deborah Douglas, Undergraduate Researcher, August 2013-April 2014.
  • Steven Shaffer, Undergraduate Researcher, October 2013-May 2015, Currently Lab Researcher at West Virginia University.
  • Yanyi Zang, Undergraduate Researcher, October 2014-April 2015, Currently Ph.D student of Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State university.