Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

School of Medicine Vanderbilt University 
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Phone: 615)322-6986
E-mail: hak-joon.sung@vanderbilt.edu


Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering (May 2004~July 2006) Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University - Atlanta, Georgia, USA Mentor: Dr. Larry V. McIntire
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (August 2001~ April 2004) Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University - Atlanta, Georgia, USA Minor in polymer engineering Advisors: Dr. Zorina S. Galis and Dr. Larry V. McIntire Project Co-Advisor: Dr. J. Carson Meredith
M.S. in Medical Engineering (February 2001) Yonsei University - Seoul, South Korea Advisor: Dr. Jong-Chul Park
B.S. in Biochemistry (February 1999) Yonsei University - Seoul, South Korea



Hak-Joon Sung earned the bachelor of science degree in biochemistryin 1999 and the master of science degree in medical engineering in 2001 at Yonsei University (No. 1 private university in S. Korea).  He completed his Ph.D. training in 2004 and conducted postdoc training from 2004-2006 at a joint biomedical engineering program ofGeorgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. He was a resident faculty member (non-tenure track) at the New Jersey for Biomaterials, Rutgers University from 2006 to 2009. He joined the faculty of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University in 2009 and obtained a secondary faculty appointment in medicine – cardiovascular medicine in 2012.

His research is primarily focused on identification of the underlying mechanisms by which cells and tissues interact with polymeric materials from nano to organ scales and application of this knowledge to develop the next generation of polymeric biomaterials for regenerative medicine and medical device technologies. Professor Sung published 70 papers including 60 peer-reviewed research papers(9 more submitted or under review), 5 book chapters, and 5 patents related to this research field. His research in this area has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, REVA Medicals, Corp., and the Department of Defense.  In particular, he received AHA Scientist Development grant (2008) and NSF CAREER award (2010). Professor Sung has served as a study section member for NIBIB, NCI, American Heart Association (Bioengineering), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (Nanomedicine)to review grant proposals.  He is currently preparing to co-found an early-stage shape memory stent-based company (VenoStent) initially focused on development of custom-fit, moldable external stents for arteriovenous grafting in hemodialysis.

In addition to the faculty appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Medicine-Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor Sung is a faculty member of Vanderbilt Vascular Biology Center (VVBC), Vanderbilt Center for Matrix Biology (VCMB) and Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology (VCSVB) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as well as Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE), and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program for Material Science (IGPMS) at the University central side (2009- present), indicating the range of his research scope and active involvement in the research communities. He has been serving as an editorial board member of Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, Experimental Neurology, and JoVE (peer review board).          

Research Interest

Application of combinatorial biomaterials and biointerface systems for stem cell and cardiovascular research

Research Program

The major research areas in the Sung lab are polymeric biomaterials-based cardiovascular and stem cell engineering which involve a multifaceted approach that combines state of the art biomaterial systems, engineering tools, and chemical/biochemical/biological methodologies.

Research Goals

The research goal of the Sung LAB is to identify the underlying mechanisms by which cells and tissues interact with polymeric matrix from nano to organ scales and coordinate dynamic physicochemical/biological signals to change their microenvironments, and to apply this knowledge to develop the next generation of polymeric biomaterials for regenerative medicine and medical device technologies.

Major Approach

The combinatorial design of our polymer and engineering systems 1) enables control of each parameter without influencing the others (“Decoupling”) and 2) creates an unlimited variation in the system properties, thereby controlling the properties in a “user-specified” manner. This design concept is applied to develop advanced therapeutic tools, including injury-responsive injectable cardiac patch for stem cell delivery, heart machinery for patient-specific stem cell differentiation, shape memory vascular patch, minimally-invasive vascular bypass grafting, nanoparticles for hemodynamic targeting, and nanoneedle/pore gradient arrays.

Professional Activities:


2015~Present Associate Professor (tenured) Dept. of Biomedical Engineering & Medicine-Division of Cardiovascular Medicine,Vanderbilt University,TN
2012~2014 Assistant Professor – Medicine-Division of Cardiovascular Medicine,Vanderbilt University,TN
2009~present   Faculty member – Interdisciplinary Graduate Program for Material Science, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Vanderbilt Institute For Integrative Biosystems Research and Education.Vanderbilt University,TN
2009~present    Faculty member – Center for Stem Cell Biology, Center for Matrix Biology, Center for Vascular Biology,Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,TN
2009~present    Assistant Professor – Dept. of Biomedical Engineering.Vanderbilt University,TN
2006-2009 Assistant Res. Professor - New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Rutgers University, NJ
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Associate - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University, GA
2001-2004 Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech, GA Researcher - Division of Cardiology, Emory Medical School, GA
1999-2001 Researcher - Yonsei Medical Technology and Quality Evaluation Center, Seoul, South Korea.
1995-1997 Sergeant - Artillery Battalion of the Korean Army, Kimpo, South Korea.


  • International Scholar, Kyung Hee University , S. Korea (2012 –2013)
  • NSF CAREER AWARD (September 2011)
  • American Heart Association National Scientist Development Grant Award (July 2008).
  • Article featured on cover of Annals of Biomedical Engineering (November 2005).
  • Dean’s list and merit-based University Full Scholarship - Yonsei University, Seoul, S.Korea (1998-1999).



  • NIH Internet Assisted and Ad Hoc Reviewer for NIBIB, NHLBI and NCI (May 2010 - Present)
  • American Heart Association grant reviewer (2013 – Present)
  • NSF CBET DMR Ad Hoc Study section member (September 2009, 2015)
  • DOD Smart Scholarship reviewer (2015)
  • 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, 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 Integrative Approach to Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine in 2014 UKC
  • 2013, 2014 BMES- Korea/US Joint Symposium organizer
  • 2012 Vasculata – North American Vascular Biology Organization section organizer and modulator
  • 2012-14 BMES Abstract Reviewer
  • 2013-14 Society for Biomaterials Abstract Reviewer
  • 2013 TERMIS-AM Abstract Reviewer
  • 2012 ASEE SE Award Nomination Reviewer
  • Section chairs in Biomedical Engineering and Society for Biomaterials 2009 - Present
  • Reviewer Service. PNAS,Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Integrative Biology, Chemical Communication, Lab on a Chip, Biomacromolecules,Acta Biomaterialia, Soft Matter, Molecules, Nano Biotechnology,Tissue Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Material Research,Wound Repair and Regeneration, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, Integrative Biology, Biotechnology Progress,Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterial Application, Biomedical Engineering Online, Carbohydrate Polymer, Materials Chemistry, ACS Nano, JoVE, NanoToday (2006 – Present).


  • Faculty Support for Graduate Student Honor Council (2015 – Present)
  • Vanderbilt University School of Engineering BME undergraduate career committee (2015-Present)
  • Vanderbilt University International Committee Member (2011- Present)
  • Vanderbilt University Library Committee Member: Biomedical Engineering Representative (2010- 2011).
  • BME Faculty Search Committee 2015-2016
  • Vanderbilt School of Science and Math Program for Metropolitan High School Students: 2010 - Present
  • Preceptor/interviewer for MSTP students (2013- Present)
  • Vanderbilt University Talented Youth Program (2010 – Present)
  • Preceptor for Vanderbilt University Summer Research Program (2012-Present)
  • NSF CAREER AWARD-supported summer science academy for talented youth in Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (2012-2016).


Honors and Awards


  • International Scholar, Kyung Hee University , S. Korea (2012 –2013)
  • NSF CAREER AWARD (September 2011)
  • American Heart Association National Scientist Development Grant Award (July 2008).
  • Article featured on cover of Annals of Biomedical Engineering (November 2005).
  • Dean’s list and merit-based University Full Scholarship - Yonsei University, Seoul, S.Korea (1998-1999).


  1. Crowder SW, Balikov DA, Lee SH, McCormack DR, Lewis HN, Ambrose CM, Short PA, Kim CS, Reilly MA, Murthy S, Skala MC and Sung HJ*, “Physicochemical polymer properties regulate stemness and therapeutic potential of human mesencyhmal stem cells.” Advanced Functional Materials [In Revision]
  2. Chun YW, Voyles DE, Rath R, Hofmeister LH, Boire TC, Wilcox H, Lee JH, Bellan LM, Hong C and Sung HJ*, “Differential responses of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes to uniaxial strain depending on disease status.” Journal of Biomechanics [Accepted].
  3. Hofmeister HH†, Costa L†, Balikov DA†, Crowder SW, Terekhov A, and Sung HJ and Hofmeister WH. “Patterned polymer matrix promotes stemness and cell-cell interaction of adult stem cells.” J. Biological Engineering (†: equal first author) [Accepted].
  4. Rath R, Lee JB, Tran TL, Lenihan SF, Galindo CL, , Su YR, Absi T, Bellan LM, Sawyer DB, and Sung HJ*, “Biomimetic microstructure morphology in electrospun fiber mats is critical for maintaining healthy cardiomyocyte phenotype.” Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 2015 [Accepted-doi:10.1007/s12195-015- 0412-9].
  5. Gupta MK, Lee SH, Crowder SW, Wang X, Hofmeister LH, Nelson CE, Bellan LM, Duvall C and Sung HJ*, “Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)-Responsive, PEGylated Oligoproline Peptide Linked Smart Polymeric Nanocarrier For Plasmid DNA Delivery” Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 2015;3:7271-7280 [DOI: 10.1039/C5TB00988J].
  6. Kim KS, Song YS, Jin J, Joe JH, So BI, Park JY, Fang CH, Kim MJ, Cho YH, Hwang S, Ro YS, Kim H, Ahn YH, Sung HJ, Sung JJ, Park SH, and Lipton SA. “Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor as a treatment for diabetic neuropathy in rat.” Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2015 Jul 16. pii: S0303-7207(15)30023-X. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2015.07.014. [PMID: 26190836].
  7. Chun YW, Balikov DA, Feaster TK, Williams C, Sheng C, Boire T, Neely MD, Ess KC, Bowman AB, Hong C, and Sung HJ*, “Combinatorial Polymer Matrices Enhancing Cardiac Maturation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.” Biomaterials 2015;67:52-64. [PMID: 26204225]
  8. Lee SH†, Lee JB†, Bae MS, Balikov DA, Hwang A, Boire TC, Kwon IK, Sung HJ and Yang JW*, “Current Progress in Nanotechnology Applications for Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney Diseases” Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2015 (13) 2037-45. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201500177. (†: equal first author) [PMID: 26121684]
  9. Boire TC†, Gupta MK†, Zachman AL, Lee SH, Balikov DA, Kim KH, Bellan LM, and Sung HJ*, “Pendant Allyl Crosslinking as a Tunable Shape Memory Actuator for Vascular Applications” Acta Biomaterialia. 2015 2015;24:53-63. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.06.004. (†: equal first author) [PMID: 26072363]
  10. Wang X, Chun YW, Lin Z, Balikov DA, Lim C, Maltais S, Bellan L, Hong C, , and Sung HJ*, “A temperature- sensitive, self-adhesive hydrogel to deliver iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes for heart  repair”. International Journal of Cardiology 2015;190:177-80. [PMID:25918074].
  11. Hofmeister LH, Lee SH, Norlander AE, Montaniel RC, Chen W, Harrison DG, and Sung HJ*, “Phage disply- guided nanocarrier targeting to atheroprone vasculature.” ACS Nano. 2015;9(4):4435-46 [PMID: 25768046]
  12. Lee SH, Lee YK, Chun YW, Crowder SW, Young PP, Park KD, and Sung HJ*, “In Situ Crosslinkable Gelatin Hydrogels for Vasculogenic Induction and Delivery of Mesenchymal Stem Cells.” Advanced Functional Materials 2014;24(43):6771-81. [DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401110].
  13. Zachman AL, Wang X, Tucker-Schwartz J, Fitzpatrick S, Lee, SH, Guelcher, SA, Skala MC, and Sung HJ*, “Uncoupling Angiogenesis and Inflammation in Peripheral Artery Disease with Therapeutic Peptide-loaded Microgels.” Biomaterials 2014;35(36):9635-48. [PMID: 25154665].
  14. Kim YH, Rath R, Chun YW, Crowder SW, Hong CC, and Sung HJ*, “Effect of Electrospun Combinatorial Polymer Composition and Alignment on the Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.” Young Scientist Journal, 2014;1:17-20.
  15. Lee SH, Boire TC, Lee JB, Gupta MK, Zachman AL, Rath R, and Sung HJ*, “ROS-cleavable proline oligomer crosslinking of polycaprolactone for pro-angiogenic host response” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2 (41), 7109 – 7113. [PMID: 25343029].
  16. Wang  X†, Zachman  AL†, Chun  YW, Shen  FW, Hwang  YS, and Sung  HJ*, "Polymeric stent materialsdysregulate macrophage and endothelial cell functions: implications for coronary artery stent." International Journal of Cardiology 2014;174(3):688-95. [PMID: 24820736]. (†: equal first author)
  17. Wang X, Zachman AL, Haglund LA, Maltais S, and Sung HJ*, “Combined usage of stem cells in end-stage heart failure therapies. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 2014;115(7):1217-24 [PMID: 24753018].
  18. Alcendor DJ, Block III FE, Cliffel DE, Daniels JS, Ellacott KL, Goodwin CR, Hofmeister LH, Li D, Markov DA, May JC, McCawley LJ, McLaughlin, McLean JA, Niswender KD, Pensabene V, Seale KT, Sherrod SD, Sung HJ, Tabb DL, Webb DJ, Wikswo JP, “Neurovascular Unit on a Chip: Implications for Translational Applications”, Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013, 4(Suppl 1):S18. [PMID: 24564885].
  19. Crowder  SW,  Balikov  DA,  Hwang  Y,  and  Sung  HJ*,  “Cancer  Stem  Cells  under  Hypoxia  as  a Chemoresistance Factor in Breast and Brain”, Current Pathology Reports 2014;2(1):33-40. [PMID: 24587979] (Invited).
  20. Zachman AL, Hofmeister LH, Costa L, Boire TC, Hwang Y, Hofmeister WH, and Sung HJ* “Femtosecond laser-patterned nanopore arrays for surface-mediated peptide treatment.” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 2014;10(1):11-4.[PMID: 24090768].
  21. Chun  YW,  Crowder  SW,  Mehl  SC,  Wang  X,  Bae  HJ,  and  Sung  HJ*.  “Therapeutic  application  of Nanotechnology in cardiovascular and pulmonary regeneration”. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 2013; 7(8):e201304005. [PMID: 24688735]. (Invited).
  22. Lee Y, Bae JW, Oh DH, Park KM, Chun YW, Sung HJ, and Park KD, “In situ forming gelatin-based tissue adhesives and their phenolic content-driven properties.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013,1, 2407-2414.
  23. Crowder SW, Prasai D, Rath R, Balikov DA, Bae HJ, Bolotin, and Sung HJ*. “Three-dimensional graphene foams promote osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells.” Nanoscale 2013,5,4171-4176 [PMID: 23592029].
  24. Crowder SW, Horton LW, Lee SH, McClain CM, Hawkins O, Palmer AM, Bae HJ, Richmond A, and Sung HJ*. “Passage-dependent cancerous transformation of human mesenchymal stem cells under carcinogenic hypoxia.” FASEB J, 2013;27(7):2788-98. [PMID: 23568779].
  25. Maltais S*, Joggerst SJ, Hatzopoulos A, Disalvo TG, Zhao D, Sung HJ, Wang X, Byrne JG, and Naftilan AJ, “Stem cell  therapy  for  chronic  heart  failure:  an  updated  appraisal”  Expert  Opinion  on  Biological  Therapy 2013;13(4):503-16. [PMID: 23289619].
  26. Crowder, SW, Laing Y, Rath R, Park AM, Maltais S, Pintauro PN, Hofmeister WH, Lim CC, Wang X, and Sung HJ*, “Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Composite Scaffolds for Enhanced Cardiac Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells” Nanomedicine (Lond) 2013;8(11):1763-76. [PMID: 23530764].
  27. Lee SH, Gupta MK, Bang JB, Bae HJ, and Sung HJ*, “Current Progress in Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)- Responsive Materials for Biomedical Applications” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2013;2(6):908-915. [PMID: 25136729].
  28. Zachman AL, Page JM, Prabhakar G, Guelcher SA, and Sung HJ*, “Elucidation of adhesion-dependent spontaneous apoptosis in macrophages using phase separated PEG/polyurethane films” Acta Biomaterialia. 2013;9(2):4964-75. [PMID: 23128157].
  29. Zachman AL, Crowder SW, Oritz O, Zienkiewicz KJ, Bronikowski CM, Yu SS, Giorgio TD, Guelcher SA, Kohn JB, and Sung HJ*, “Pro-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory regulation by functional peptides loaded in polymeric implants for soft tissue regeneration” Tissue Engineering Part A. 2013;19(3-4):437-47. [PMID: 22953721].
  30. Konjeti R, Laing Y, Baird I, Hofmeister LH, and Sung HJ*, “Electrospun Fiber with Microfluidic Device as a New Template to Study Endothelial Cell Alignment”, Young Scientist Journal. 2012;1: 34-36.
  31. Rajput D, Crowder SW, Hofmeister LH, Costa L, Sung HJ, and Hofmeister WH*, “Cell interaction study method using novel 3D silica nanoneedle gradient arrays” Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2012;102C:111-116. [PMID:23006558].
  32. Wang X, Boire T, Bronikowski C, Zachman AL, Crowder SW, and Sung HJ*, “Decoupling polymer properties to elucidate mechanisms governing cell behavior” Tissue  Engineering Part B Review. 2012;18(5):396-404.   [PMID:22536977].
  33. Chernov MM, Duke AR, Cayce JM, Crowder SW, Sung HJ, and Jansen ED*. “Materials Consideration for Optical Interfacing to the Nervous System.” MRS Bulletin, 2012;37:599-605 .
  34. Crowder SW, Gupta MK, Hofmeister LH, Zachman AL, and Sung HJ*. “Modular Polymer Design to Regulate Phenotype and Oxidative Response of Human Coronary Artery Cells for Potential Stent Coating Applications.” Acta Biomaterialia. 2012;8(2):559-69. [PMID: 22019760].
  35. Maltais S, Haglund NA, Tanguay J-F, Sirois MG, Tardif J-C, Perrault LP, Sung HJ, and Ly HQ*,  “Functional exhaustion of bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells in a chronic swine model of myocardial ischemia.” Journal of Autacoids, 2011. S3:002. doi:10.4172/2161-0479.S3-002.
  36. Gupta MK, Walthal JM, Venkataraman R, Crowder SW, Jung DK, Yu SS, Feaster TK, Hong CH, Baudenbacher  FJ,  Hatzopoulous  AK,  and  Sung  HJ*.           “Combinatorial Electrospun Matrices Promote Physiologically-Relevant Cardiomyogenic Stem Cell Differentiation.” PLoS ONE 2011;6(12):e28935. [PMID:22216144].
  37. Yu SS, Koblin RL, Zachman AL, Perrien DS, Hofmeister LH, Giorgio TD, and Sung HJ*. "Physiologically Relevant Oxidative Degradation of Oligo(proline) Cross-Linked Polymeric Scaffolds." Biomacromolecules. 2011;12(12):4357-66. [PMID: 22017359].
  38. Yu  SS, Ortega RA, Reagan  BW, McPherson  JA, Sung  HJ,  and  Giorgio  TD*. “Emerging  applications of nanotechnology   for   the   diagnosis   and   management   of   vulnerable   atherosclerotic   plaques”   Wiley Interdisciplinary Review Nanomedine Nanobiotechnology. 2011; 3(6):620-46. [PMID:21834059].
  39. Hafeman AE, Zienkiewicz KJ, Zachman AL, Sung HJ, Nanney LB, Davidson JM, and Guelcher SA. “Characterization of the degradation mechanisms of lysine-derived aliphatic poly(ester urethane) scaffolds.” Biomaterials. 2011;32(2):419-29. [PMID: 20864156].
  40. Sung HJ, Luk A, Murthy S, Liu E, Bushman J, Bolikal D, Moghe PV, and Kohn J. “Poly(ethylene glycol) as a sensitive regulator of cell survival fate on polymeric biomaterials: The interplay of cell adhesion and pro- oxidant signaling mechanisms” Soft matter. 2010;6(20):5196-5205.
  41. Chandra P, Lai K, Sung HJ, Kohn J, and Murthy S. “Surface Textures Induced by Convective Instabilities as Model Substrates to Study Cellular Response.” Biointerphases. 2010;5(2):53-59. [PMID: 20831349].
  42. Johnson PA, Luk A, Demtchouk A, Patel H, Treiser MD, Gordonov S, Sheihet L, Bolikal D, Kohn J, Sung HJ, and Moghe PV. “Interplay of Anionic Charge, Poly(ethylene glycol), and Iodinated Tyrosine Incorporation within Tyrosine-derived Polycarbonates: Effects on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Adhesion, Proliferation and Motility.” J. Biomedical Mater. Res. A. 2010;93(2):505-14. [PMID: 19585568].
  43. Liu E, Treiser MD, Patel H, Sung HJ, Kohn J, Becker ML, and Moghe PV. “High Content Profiling of Cell Responsiveness to Graded Substrates Based on Combinatorially Variant Polymers.” Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening. 2009;12(7):646-55. [PMID: 19531022].
  44. Sung HJ, Chandra P, Treiser MD, Liu E, Iovine CP, Moghe PV, and Kohn J. “Synthetic Polymeric Substrates as Potent Pro-Oxidant Versus Anti-Oxidant Regulators of Cytoskeletal Remodeling and Cell Apoptosis.” Journal of Cellular Physiology. 2009;218(3):549-57. [PMID: 19016472].
  45. Sung HJ, Sakala Labazzo KM, Bolikal D, Weiner MJ, and Kohn J. “Angiogenic Competency of Biodegradable Hydrogels Fabricated from PEG-Crosslinked Tyrosine-Derived Polycarbonates.” European Cells and Materials. 2008; 15:77-87. [PMID: 18438755].
  46. Treiser MD, Liu E, Dubin RA, Sung HJ, Kohn J, and Moghe PV. “Profiling Cell-Biomaterial Interactions Via Cell- Based Fluororeporter Imaging.” Biotechniques. 2007; 43:361-8. [PMID: 17907579].
  47. Sung HJ, Yee A, Eskin SG, and Mcintire LV. “Cyclic strain and motion control produce opposite oxidative responses in two human endothelial cell types.” American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology. 2007; 293:87-94. [PMID: 17314265].
  48. Sung HJ, Eskin SE, Sakurai Y, Yee A, Kataoka N, and McIntire LV. “Oxidative Stress Produced with Cell Migration Increases Synthetic Phenotype Properties of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells.” Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2005; 33(11): 1546-54.   [PMID: 16341922].
  49. Sung HJ, Jing S, Berglund JD, Meredith C, and Galis ZS. “The Use of Temperature-Composition Combinatorial Libraries to Study the Effects of Biodegradable Polymer Blend Surfaces on Vascular Cells.” Biomaterials. 2005; 26(22):4557-67. [PMID: 15722125].
  50. Sung HJ, Johnson C, Lessner SM, Magid R, Drury DN, and Galis ZS. “Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 Facilitates Collagen Remodeling and Angiogenesis for Vascular Constructs.” Tissue Engineering. 2005; 1(1- 2):267-76. [PMID: 15738681].
  51. Lee DH, Sung HJ, Han DW, Lee MS, Ryu GH, Aihara M, Takatori K, and Park JC. “In Vitro Bioassay of Endotoxin Using Fluorescein as a pH Indicator in a Macrophage Cell Culture System.” Yonsei Medical Journal. 2005; 46(2):268-74. [PMID: 15861501].
  52. Johnson C, Sung HJ, Lessner SM, Fini ME, and Galis ZS. “Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 is Required for Adequate Angiogenic Revascularization of Ischemic Tissues: Potential Role in Capillary Branching.” Circulation Research. 2004; 94(2):262-8. [PMID: 14670843].
  53. Sung HJ, Meredith JC, Johnson C and Galis ZS. “The Effect of Scaffold Degradation Rate on the Three- Dimensional Cell Growth and Angiogenesis.” Biomaterials. 2004; 25(26):5735-42. [PMID: 15147819].
  54. Khatri JJ, Johnson C, Magid R, Lessner SM, Laude KM, Dikalov SI, Harrison DG, Sung HJ, Rong Y, and Galis ZS. “Vascular Oxidant Stress Enhances Progression and Angiogenesis of Experimental Atheroma.” Circulation. 2004; 109(4):520-5. [PMID: 14744973].
  55. Park JC, Suh H, Sung HJ, Han DW, Lee DH, Park BJ, Park YH, and Cho BK. “Liposomal Entrapment of Cefoxitin to Improve Cellular Viability and Function in Human Saphenous Veins.” Artificial Organs. 2003; 27(7):623-30. [PMID: 12823417].
  56. Park JC, Sung HJ, Lee DH, Park YH, Cho BK, and Suh H. “Antibacterial Effect of Antibiotic Solution on Cellular Viability in Canine Veins.” Artificial Organs. 2000; 25(6):490-4. [PMID: 11453881].
  57. Park JC, Sung HJ, Lee DH, Park YH, Cho BK, and Suh H. “Specific Determination of Endothelial Cell Viability in the Whole Cell Fraction from Cryopreserved Canine Femoral Veins Using Flow Cytometry.” Artificial Organs. 2000; 24(10):829-33. [PMID: 11091174].
  58. Park JC, Sung HJ, Lee DH, Park YH, Cho BK, and Suh H. “Viability of Cells in Cryopreserved Canine Cardiovascular Organs for Transplantation.” Yonsei Medical Journal. 2000; 41(5):556-62. [PMID: 11079614].

Book Chapters

  1. Balikov DA, Lee SH, Zachman AL, Bore TC, and Sung HJ*, “Engineering integrative stem cell and biomaterial therapies for peripheral artery disease.” Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering: Converging Technology, Biosystems and Biorobotics series (Springer); Chapter 17
  2. Murthy SN, Damodaran VB, Lee SH, Hwang AS, and Sung HJ, “Characterization of thin films for biomedical applications”. 2014 Thin film coatings for biomaterials and biomedical applications (Woodhead Publishing); Chapter 16.
  3. Wang X, Zachman AL, Maltais, S and Sung HJ, “Biomaterials for Directed Stem Cell Differentiation.” 2013 Chemical Biology in Regenerative Medicine: Bridging Stem Cells and Future Therapies (Willey-Blackwell); Chapter 14.
  4. Rath R, Gupta MK, Crowder SW, and Sung HJ. “Shape memory polymers for vascular and coronary devices.” 2012 Shape memory Polymers for biomedical applications (Woodhead publishing);Part 3: Chapter 16.
  5. Liu E, Vega S, Treiser MD, Sung HJ, and Moghe PV. “Fluorescence Imaging of Cell-Biomaterial Interactions.” 2010 Comprehensive Biomaterials (A part of international handbook);101: pp.291-302.




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