Soah is a biomaterials scientist and bio engineer who specializes in developing artificial cell niche using hydrogels for various tissue engineering/drug delivery applications.
During 5 years of Ph.D. training in Stem Cell and Biomaterials Laboratory under Dr. Fan Yang's guidance, Soah has focused on developing novel hydrogel-based cell niche platforms and examining effect of biophysical properties of the cell niche using various natural polymers (Matrigel, collagen, alginate, etc.) and synthetic polymers (poly(ethylene glycol), poly(acryl amide) etc.).
After completion of her Ph.D. training, she has joined Sean Wu's lab in CVI to extend her expertise in biomaterials to develop a bioink for bioprinting 3D cardiac tissues.
Honors & Awards
Centennial TA Awards 2015, Stanford University (June. 2015)
Bio-X Fellowship, Stanford Bio-X, Stanford University (Sep. 2012 - Aug. 2015)
Department Fellowship, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University (Sep. 2011 - Aug. 2012)
National Scholarship for Science and Engineering, Korea Student Aid Foundation (Mar. 2007 - Feb. 2011)
Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, MATSC-PHD (2016)
Master of Science, Stanford University, MATSC-MS (2015)
Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, Materials Science& Engineering (2011)