Tae-Eun Park

Assistant Professor

052-217-2614
tepark@unist.ac.kr
Rm 801-11, Bldg 110

Micro Tissue Engineering &
Nanomedicine Lab

Organ-on-a-chip | Tissue engineering |Drug delivery

Human body is the most complex organic system in nature. To understand its integrated physiological functions, it is important to recapitulate multi-cellular interactions in tissue and map networks of dynamical organ system in vitro. An ‘Organ on a chip’ is microfluidic cell culture device that contains microenvironment of living organ, which could revolutionize drug development as alternatives to animal testing. We are developing ‘organ-on-a-chip’ using multiple cell types or organoid system to emulate human organs in different physiological states. For precision medicine, we are also creating personalized organ model using stem cell source. Through human in vivo-like organ model, we develop new approach to screen drug and targeted drug delivery, and test drug and observe reactions in real time. Finally, we aim to develop safe and efficient nanomedicines which target specific physiological microenvironment.

Curriculum Vitae

– 2017~Present: Assistant Professor, UNIST

– 2015~2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, Wyss Institute at Harvard University

– 2015~2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University

Academic Credential

– 2015: M.S.&Ph.D. Animal Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea.

– 2011: B.S. Animal Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea

Awards/Honors/Memberships

– Member of the International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS)

– Member of the Korean BioChip Society

– Member of the Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society

– Member of the Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM)

– 2019, Young Scientist Award (KSBM)