Our research spans the disciplinary boundaries between nanotechnology, biomaterials, and mechanobiology with an emphasis on their applications to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Through the use of multi-scale biofabrication tools in combination with human pluripotent stem cell technologies, we focus on the development and application of bio-inspired materials/devices and functional tissue engineering models for elucidating regenerative biology, drug screening, disease modeling, and cell-based therapies. Using engineered microenvironments in combination with quantitative biology approaches, we are also studying the intricate interactions between mechanical and biochemical signaling in the regulation of cell/tissue function and fate decisions that are essential for tumor progression and metastasis, tissue repair and regeneration following injury, and various developmental events. The ultimate goal of our research is to better understand complex cellular behavior in response to microenvironmental cues in normal, aging, and disease states, to gain new mechanistic insights into the control of cell-tissue structure and function, and to develop multi-scale regenerative technologies for improving human health.
- Professor, Biomedical Engineering
- PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2010
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2000
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, 1998
August 16, 2022Deok-Ho Kim, ssociate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2022 Engineer of the Year Award from the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.
January 21, 2022Through advances in biomaterials, stem cell science, and more, researchers are moving tantalizingly close to regenerating damaged body parts, creating new organs, and equipping our existing tissues to fight off debilitating diseases.
September 22, 2021Deok-Ho Kim, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a recipient of the International Society for Biofabrication Mid-Career Award.