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Neurophotonics Laboratory

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정의헌 Chung, Euiheon
정의헌 Chung, Euiheon (Associate Professor)

RESEARCH FIELD

  • Euiheon Chung is Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and Engineering. My research focuses on creating novel methods to tackle outstanding biomedical problems by employing neurophotonics approaches. The neurophotonics lab utilizes biomedical optics and in vivo preclinical imaging spanning molecular, cellular, tissue-organ, and whole body scales towards translational medicine.

EDUCATION

  • Post-doc (Mar. 2007 - Jan. 2011) Boston MA, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for tumor biology (Mentors: Rakesh K. Jain, PhD & Dai Fukumura, MD PhD)
  • PhD (Sep. 2001- Feb. 2007) Cambridge MA Harvard - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Medical Engineering/Medical Physics (MEMP) program (Advisor: Peter T. C. So, PhD)
  • MS (Feb. 1998) Daejeon KOREA, Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology(KAIST)
  • BS (Feb. 1996) Daejeon KOREA, Aerospace Engineering and Minor in Physics, Summa Cum Laude, KAIST

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering (BMSE) & School of Mechanical Engineering Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) Biomedical in vivo Opto-scopy Laboratory (BiO-scopy lab)
  • Visiting professor, Chonnam National University Hospital (since Nov. 2016)
  • 4/07– 4/09 Nanopoint Inc. (Live cell imaging solution company), Honolulu, HI
  • Technical Consultant: - Advised the development of high-resolution imaging system for life science - Helped the company build standing-wave total internal reflection microscope based on the following papers. (Chung E. et al., Optics Letters, 2006 and Chung E. et al., Biophysical Journal, 2007).
  • 6/06- 3/07 Cambridge Devices (a medical devices startup), Cambridge, MA, Intern Engineer and Technical Consultant:- Built, characterized prototype polarization-based imaging devices for skin cancer margin detection to guide surgeons during excisional biopsies of squamous/ basal cell carcinoma and melanoma - Performed preclinical experiments with human skin cancer specimens from New England Medical Center
  • Win 1994 Daewoo Heavy Industry, Aerospace Division, Changwon, Korea. Intern, Remotely Piloted Vehicle group for Korean Domestic Airplane Design Project

HONORS_AWARDS

  • 2018 LG Younam Overseas Research Faculty
  • 3/2016 Marquis Who's Who in the World - 33rd Edition
  • 9/2013 Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) : Northwest Regional Conference on Bio-Nano, Information-Communication, and Energy-Transportation (BN-IC-ET), USA Best Paper Award, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 6/2011 Engineering Conferences International (ECI) Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery XII, XII, Travel Fellowship Award, Naples, FL, USA
  • 6/2010 Massachusetts Biomedical Research Corporation Daniel C. Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Boston, MA, USA - Selected as one of the six top-ranked applicants out of 148 Title: “Improving treatment of brain metastases from HER2-amplified breast cancer”
  • 2/2007 Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association in New England (KSEA-NE): Technical & Young Generation Symposium, Best Poster Award, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 7/2006 Gordon Research Conferences on Lasers in Medicine and Biology
  • Active Participant Award, Plymouth, NH, USA
  • 3/2006 Optical Society of America Biomedical Optics Topical Meetings
  • Student Poster Award, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA - ranked in the top 3 presentations in the related category with National Science Foundation Award
  • 2/2006 Samsung Electronics Humantech Thesis Prize, Silver Prize, Seoul, Korea
  • 3/2005 Whitaker Health Sciences Fund Graduate Fellowship
  • 1/2004 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar
  • - As an ambassador of Korea, gave lectures on Korean cultures at local Rotary clubs & attended Rotary conferences for mutual understanding with other Rotarians
  • 7/1998 Top award in the Air Force Academy Instructor Course at Korea Air Force College
  • 2/1996 Summa cum laude from KAIST

TEACHING

  • Spr 2011 Research Project Development I,II (MD635, MD638) graduate course at GIST
  • Fall 2012 Lectures on proposal and development of research ideas for medical diagnosis and treatment
  • Fall 2011 Biomedical Optical Imaging (MD644) graduate course at GIST - Lectures on advanced topics of optical imaging in biology and medicine
  • Spr 2012 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (MD506) graduate course at GIST
  • Spr 2011 Lectures on the introductory topics on biomedical engineering
  • Sep 2008-2010 Steele Laboratory’s Methods in Biomedical Engineering Course, Boston, MA “Multi-photon laser scanning microscopy: basic principles & advanced applications” - Demonstrated in vivo tumor vessel permeability measurement, intravital and multiphoton imaging, and gave lectures to postdocs and graduate students
  • Sum 2006 Global Enterprise in Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4) at MIT - Laboratory TA on cytoskeletal mechanics with Maxine Jonas and Yang-Hyo Kim
  • Spr 2005 MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, MA - Laboratory TA of a semester course ” System Dynamics and Control” for ME junior and sophomore students - Prepared laboratory class lectures and hands-on experiment platforms and graded lab and reports every week
  • 7/1998 Korea Air Force Academy, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Korea, - 6/2001 Full-Time Instructor and Korea Air Force officer
  • Curriculum Courses (3 hours per week for 16 weeks for each class)
  • “Engineering Mathematics”, “Thermodynamics”, “Compressible Fluid Flow”, “Jet Propulsion Engine”, “Introduction to Aerospace Engineering”
  • - Lectured Air Force cadets on engineering courses over 6 semesters,
  • Extracurricular Courses (4 hours per week for 8 weeks for each class)
  • Win 2001 “Making and Flying Radio Control Gliders” - Developed & taught intensive hands-on class to build and operate RC gliders
  • Sum 2000 “Leadership Training Program”- Lectured on teaching methods & led discussion classes on problem-solving skills
  • Win 2000 “Happy Meditation” - Designed to help improve interpersonal relationships & mental health through meditation
  • Sum1999 “Meditation for Improving Concentration”- Created to combine physical Qi Kung exercise and mental meditation,

Medical and Clinical Experience

  • 03 – 06 Harvard Medical School HST Core Curriculum- Human Pathology/ Quantitative Physiology/ Cellular and Molecular Immunology/ Molecular Biology and Genetics/ Laboratory in Molecular and Cellular Sciences/ Introduction to Clinical Medicine (I, II)
  • Win 2005 VA Boston Hospital (Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital) Cardiology team (full time six week clerkship)- Served as a full-time member of ward team and participated in longitudinal patient care
  • Sum 2005 VA Boston Hospital General Medicine team (full time six week clerkship) - Developed skills in patient interviewing, physical examination, clinical decision-making and patient care
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