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Vanderbilt Laboratory for Biomaterials
Hak-Joon Sung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine,
Vanderbilt University

Office: SC 5921
Email: hak-joon.sung [at]
Phone: (615) 322-6986

Fax: (615) 343-7919

VU profile

Dr. Sung



Brief Biosketch:
Dr. Sung Joined Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering in 2009. He was a resident faculty member at the New Jersey for Biomaterials, Rutgers University from 2006 to 2009. He conducted his postdoctoral and graduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology (joint program with Emory University School of Medicine) from 2001 to 2006. He had previous master degree training in Medical Engineering and undergraduate training in Biochemistry at Yonsei University in South Korea His current research is focused on application of advanced combinatorial biomaterial systems for stem cell and cardiovascular engineering.


  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Materials Science and Nanotechnology

  • Editorial Board Member, Experimental Neurology

  • Editorial Board Member, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

  • Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Tissue Engineering

  • Editorial Board Member, JSM Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering

  • Peer Review Board Member, Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

  • International Scholar, Kyung Hee University , S. Korea (2012 – present)


  • NIH Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grant award (April 2009)

  • Americal Heart Association National Scientist Development Grant Award (July 2008 - April 2009 Resigned due to receiving an NIH R21 under the same topic).


  • Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering (BME-Primary Affiliation)

  • Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)

  • Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE)

  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Program for Material Science (IGPMS)

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Cardiovascular Medicine (CVM-Secondary Affiliation)

  • Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology (VCSCB)

  • Vanderbilt Center for Matrix Biology (VCMB)

  • Vanderbilt Vascular Biology Center (VVBC)

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