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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

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Dr. Sung



Brief Biosketch:
Dr. Sung Joined Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering. He was a resident faculty member at the New Jersey for Biomaterials, Rutgers University. He conducted his postdoctoral and graduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology (joint program with Emory University School of Medicine). 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.


  • Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Science at Yonsei University, Seoul, s. Korea (2016-present)


  • American Heart Association National Scientist Development Grant Award (July 2008)

  • NIH Internet Assisted and Ad Hoc Reviewer for NIBIB, NHLBI and NCI (May 2010 - Present)

  • NSF CBET DMR Ad Hoc Study section member (September 2009- Present)

  • American Heart Association grant reviewer (2013 – Present)

  • Expert Review for American Association for the Advancement of Science, Nanomedicine (2014)

  • Expert Review for Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology - Creative and Innovative Feasibility Project IDEA Proposal (2013)

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Stem Cell Research (2015 - present)

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Material Science and Nanotechnology (2014 - present)

  • Editorial Board Member, Experimental Neurology (2014 - present)

  • Editorial Board Member, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal (2012-Present)

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

  • Section Organizer for US-Korea Conference (2014 - present)

  • BMES- Korea/US Joint Symposium organizer (2014 - present)

  • International Scholar, Kyung Hee University, S. Korea (2013-2015)


  • 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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