AMG at a Glance

The primary goal of Applied Mechanobiology Group at Korea University is to identify how the forces interact with pathological progression of diverse human diseases. By combining physical sciences and life sciences at the molecular, cellular, tissue  & organ level, we develop a new paradigm of medical biotechnology to overcome human health problems.

Mechanobiology is an emerging field of science at the interface of biology and engineering. It focuses on the way that physical forces and changes in cell or tissue mechanics contribute to development, physiology, and disease. A major challenge in the field is understanding mechanotransduction—the molecular mechanism by which cells sense and respond to mechanical signals. While medicine has typically looked for the genetic basis of disease, advances in mechanobiology suggest that changes in cell mechanics, extracellular matrix structure, or mechanotransduction may contribute to the development of many diseases, including atherosclerosis, fibrosis, asthma, osteoporosis, heart failure, and cancer. There is also a strong mechanical basis for many generalized medical disabilities, such as lower back pain, foot and postural injury, deformity, and irritable bowel syndrome. The effectiveness of many of the mechanical therapies already in clinical use shows how important physical forces can be in physiological control. (source:www.wikipedia.org)



NEWS              
  • 2018. 7. 18. Jungwon Hah's paper accepted for publication in Cell Adhesion & Migration. Warm Congratulations!
  • 2018. 6. 8. Jungwon Park successfully defended her MS thesis. Warm congratulations!!
  • 2018. 5. 26. GeonHui won the Best Poster Award in the KTERMS 2018. Warm congratulations!

  • 2018. 5. 15. Leslie accepted AMG's offer letter. Welcome to the AMG!
  • 2018. 3. 30. Seong-Beom won the Best Poster Award in the 2018 Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM). Warm congratulations!
    
  • 2018. 3. 20. AMG welcomes co-advised graduate students, Soo-Jung Park, Young-Hoon Kim, Sung-A Kim, Sung-Hyun Kim, and Jung-Rae Kim. Good luck!
  • 2018. 2. 27. Geon Hui and Jeong-Ki won the KU Graduate Student Achievement Awards, the most prestigious award for the graduate students at Korea University. So proud of you!!!
  • 2018. 2. 18. Prof. Kim was awarded 2018 International Relations Committee Award, Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2018. 2. 5. Yangwon Kim joined the group. Welcome to the AMG!
  • 2018.1.18. Prof. Kim was appointed to academic committee member of the Korean Society of Biomaterials
  • 2018.1.11. Geon Hui's paper accepted for publication in JIEC. Warm Congratulations!
  • 2017.12.2. Geon Hui won the Best Poster Award in the 2017 KU-KIST Symposium. Warm Congratulations!
  • 2017.11.15. Jeong-Ki's paper accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Warm Congratulations!!!
  • 2017.11. 8. Prof. Deok-Ho Kim (University of Washington, Dep. of Bioengineering) visited the AMG. Thanks for the lecture.
  • 2017.11. 3. Geon Hui's paper accepted for publication in Biofabrication. Warm Congratulations again!!
  • 2017.10.31. Geon Hui's paper accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia. Warm Congratulations & Happy Halloween!!
  • 2017.10.30. Seong-Beom Han created a new emblem for the AMG. AWESOME!!
  • 2017.10.20. Geon Hui Lee won the Academic Award in the Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM). Very warm congratulations!
  • 2017.10.20. Jeong-Ki Kim won the Best Paper Award in the Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM). Very warm congratulation!
  • 2017.10.12. Prof. Kim had a special lecture on cellular mechanobiology, the 5th US-Korea Joint Workshop, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 2017.10.12. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 2017. 9.21. Jeong-Ki Kim won the best poster award (the 1st place prize) in the KIST convergence conference. Very warm congratulations!
  • 2017. 9.10. AMG welcomes co-advised graduate students, Youngsun Han and Youngmin Jung. Good luck!
  • 2017. 8.11. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the US-KOREA Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2017), Washington DC, USA
  • 2017. 8.10. Prof. Kim was interviewed by Great Chi, Prof. Kim's CCP mentee and a CEO of BROFIT Inc., Arlington, VA, USA
   
  • 2017. 7.18. Prof. Kim was appointed an ASCB Ambassador. ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology) ambassadors are the local voice of the Society
  • 2017. 6. 3. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the 2017 KTERMS, Daegu, S. Korea
  • 2017. 5.11. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the 2017 KSIEC spring meeting, Kwangju, S. Korea
  • 2017. 4.14. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the 2017 KSAP spring meeting, Seoul, S. Korea
  • 2017. 3. 10. AMG welcomes co-advised graduate students, Yoonkyung Kim, Seohyun Kim, Yoonjung Choi. Good luck!
  • 2017. 2. 9. Arirang TV interviewed Geonhui Lee for his development of Skin-on-a-Chip. Warm Congratulations!
  • 2017. 2. 3. Jungwon Hah & Hyun Woo Park joined the group. Welcome to the AMG!
  • 2017. 3. 1. Prof. Kim was appointed to IBS intellectual property committee.
  • 2016.11.15. Geonhui Lee and Jung-Won Park won the Best Poster Award at the 2016 KU HT-BT Research Festival. AWESOME!!
 
  • 2016. 9.27. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the 2016 KIST conference, Seoul, S. Korea
  • 2016. 9. 1. Geonhui Lee joined the AMG. Welcome to the AMG!!!!!
  • 2016. 9. 1. AMG welcomes co-advised graduate students: Doyeon Park, Jaeseo Lee, Kibum Kim, Heeyong An, Min-Woo Jang, Jung-Moo Lee, Moonsun Sa. Very best for you!
  • 2016. 8.19. Jeong-Ki and Enu-Hyun were selected as the recipients of the KU undergraduate researcher scholarship! Warm congratulations to Kim and Choi!!
  • 2016. 8. 1. Jeong-Ki Kim and Eun-Hyun Choi have started undergraduate research internship. Welcome to the AMG!
  • 2016. 7.18. Geonhui Cho, Dongwoo Chae, and Hyunsoo Ham from Daegu Science High School completed summer internship
  • 2016. 7.14. Prof. Kim had an invited talk, Center for Theragnosis at KIST, Seoul, S. Korea  
  • 2016. 7.13. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the NANO KOREA 2016, Il-san, S.Korea
  • 2016. 7. 4. Seong-Beom Han joined the AMG. Welcome to the AMG!!!
  • 2016. 6.28. <홍혜걸의 비온뒤> interviewed Prof. Kim for the current trend on an Organ-on-Chip and NGS technology 
http://www.aftertherain.kr/concert/concert.php?work=view&idx=16612&cate=20a120
  • 2016. 5. 4. Prof. Kim had an invited talk in the young scientist's forum at the 2016 KSIEC Spring Meeting, Yeosu, S.Korea
  • 2016. 3.15. AMG welcomes co-advised graduate students: Jongyoon Lee, Minwoo Ki, Eunji Jo, and Namkyung Kim. Good luck!
  • 2016. 3. 2. Jungwon Park has joined the AMG. She will make a great step forward to her MS. Welcome to the AMG!!
  • 2016. 2.28. Prof. Kim presented at the Biophysical Society 2016 Annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2016. 2.28. Prof. Kim was awarded a 2016 International Relations Committee Travel Award, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2016. 2. 2. KU-KIST Grad. School relocated into R&D center
  • 2015.12.14. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the American Society for Cell Biology 2015 Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA
  • 2015.11.20. Biophysical Society selected Prof. Kim as a recipient of a 2016 International Committee Award
  • 2015.10.20. AMG official website launched
  • 2015.10.20. AMG positions posted (see below)
  • 2015.10.13. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Incheon, S.Korea
  • 2015.10.10. Prof. Kim had an invited talk at the Biomedical Engineering Society 2015 Annual meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • 2015. 9.30.  The Granite Tower highlighted Prof. Kim's work
Latest Position Openings
  • We are interested in enthusiastic graduate students (PhD, MS-PhD integrated). Candidates with prior experiences either in life sciences (cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, etc.) or engineering & physical sciences (computer, chemical, mechanical, materials, physics, etc.) are highly welcomed but not necessary.
  • Tuition waiver & Monthly stipend support for all graduate students. Please refer to KU-KIST Graduate School website for the detailed benefits.
  • Motivated undergraduates who seek for professional trainings in both life sciences and physical sciences are highly welcomed.
  • There are no positions for Staff Scientists at this moment but please revisit the AMG at the end of the semester.
  • Interested students may contact PI via email to start preliminary discussion as to the nature of research.


 "Graduate and undergraduate positions available"