Dr. HanJun Kim received his D.V.M. from Konkuk University, South Korea in 2012. He then obtained a Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from Konkuk University in 2018. During the Ph.D. degree, he studied the long-term implantation of the nerve electrode for the purpose of rehabilitation of a denervated patient. He analyzed long-term biocompatibility studies by implanting various biofunctional material coated electrodes. In 2017, he was selected as a Young Scientist by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST). And he was also named a Young Scientist at the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2018.
As a biomedical researcher, Dr. HanJun Kim analyzed the effects of biomedical technology on implanted hosts using animal models of human disease. Through this effort, he has focused on research that allows newly developed technologies to became “biologically applicable” by analyzing “how” and “why” that affect biological systems. In this process, he has been working with many biomedical researchers to make an impact study. He joined the Khademhosseini lab in August 2018 as a postdoctoral scholar at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. He has been seeking to apply his experience and training in regenerative efficacy and biocompatibility of biomaterials to a new and exciting field in the Khademhosseini lab.