Current Members

Principal Investigator

Professor Hyunjoon Kong
Robert W. Schaefer Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Departments of Bioengineering and Pathobiology
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering research theme at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

Chan Zukerberg Biohub Chicago

hjkong06@illinois.edu
108 Roger Adams Laboratory

Post Doctoral Researchers

Yujin Ahn

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Postdoctoral Researcher
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 2022
Ph.D.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 2020
B.S.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 2014


Graduate students

Amanda Weiss

Molecular and integrative Physiology

MBM-NSF Trainee
Co-advised with Prof. Gillette

B.S.
Muhlenberg College, 2015

Jason Wang

Bioengineering

B.S.
Vandervilt University

Kai-Yu Huang

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S.
National Taiwan university, 2017

Joanne Hwang

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S.
National Tsing Hua University, 2018

Will Baker

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

MBM-NSF Trainee
Co-advised with Prof. Leckband

B.S.
University of Alabama, 2020

Sehong Kang

Mechanical Science and Engineering

M.S.
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), 2020

B.S.
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), 2018

John Lee

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S.
The Ohio State University, 2021

ShengZhe Ding

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.S.
Pennsylvania State university, 2021

Daniel Um

Bioengineering

M.S.
Yonsei University, 2020

B.S.
Gachon University, 2018

Deborah Zhang

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

M. Eng.
Cornell University,2022

B.S.
Cornell university, 2021

Patrick Hester

Bioengineering


B.S.
University of Cincinnati, 2023

Aryaman Joshi

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

B.Tech.
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, 2023

Freddy Ward

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


B.S.
University of Tulsa, 2023

Christian Hurd

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Undergraduate Students

Raffi Sarafian

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Eben Lee

Mechanical Science and Engineering


Jonathan Bustos

Aerospace Engineering



Lab Doggy

Melody

Fetch and Tug Engineering, Ph.D. program





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