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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address SHEL 806 Zip 2182
Phone  (205) 996-6938
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Professor
Primary  Biomedical Engineering  Biomedical Engineering Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Medical Scientist Training Program 

Biographical Sketch 
Education and Training 1990-1995 B.S. Textile Engineering, Hanyang University, Korea 1996-1998 M.S. Fiber and Polymer Engineering,Hanyang University 1999-2004 Ph.D. Bioengineering, Rice University 2004-2006 Peter and Ruth Nicholas Postdoctoral Fellow, The Richard Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University Awards and Honors 1990-1995 Merit-based University Scholarship, Hanyang University 1999 Korean Government Overseas Scholarship 2001 Student Travel Award, Biomedical Engineering Society 2004-2006 Peter and Ruth Nicholas Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Richard Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University 2007 Early Career Award, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation 2008 Featured as one of three selected to the News Conference on “High-Tech for the Heart”, America Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Session 2008 2009 Innovation Award, American Diabetes Association 2010 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship 2010 Finalist, Alabama Launchpad Governor's Business Plan Competition Endomimetics, LLC (Drs. Brott, Jun, Barr, Schwiebert) 2010 Early Career Award, National Science Foundation

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Heart Association     
Biomedical Engineering Society,     
Society for Biomaterials     

Research/Clinical Interest
Nanostructured Biomaterials, Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering,
Cardiac tissues, bone tissues, and musculoskeletal tissues regeneration using stem cells and biomimetic nano matrix. Development of biomimetic multifunctional self-assembled nano matrix for tissue engineering and therapeutic molecules delivery.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Taite LJ, Yang P, Jun HW, West JL. Nitric oxide-releasing polyurethane-PEG copolymer containing the YIGSR peptide promotes endothelialization with decreased platelet adhesion.J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2007 May 11
Paramonov SE, Jun HW, Hartgerink JD. Self-assembly of peptide-amphiphile nanofibers: the roles of hydrogen bonding and amphiphilic packing. J Am Chem Soc. 2006 Jun 7;128(22):7291-8.
Paramonov SE, Jun HW, Hartgerink JD.Modulation of peptide-amphiphile nanofibers via phospholipid inclusions.
Biomacromolecules. 2006 Jan;7(1):24-6.
Jun HW, West JL. Endothelialization of microporous YIGSR/PEG-modified polyurethaneurea.Tissue Eng. 2005 Jul-Aug;11(7-8):1133-40. (Highlight as a cover)
Jun HW, West JL. Nitric oxide-producing polyurethanes.
Biomacromolecules. 2005 Mar-Apr;6(2):838-44.
(Featured as a future of vascular grafts in the New England Journal of Medicine, 2005, 353, 730-731 (clinical implications of basic research)) 
Jun HW, West JL.Modification of polyurethaneurea with PEG and YIGSR peptide to enhance endothelialization without platelet adhesion. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2005 Jan 15;72(1):131-9.
Ho-Wook Jun, Virany Yuwono, Sergey Paramonov, and Jeffrey Hartgerink. Enzyme Meidated Degradation of Peptide-Amphiphile Nanofiber Networks. Adv. Mater. 2005, 17, 2612-2617.   
Ho-Wook Jun, Sergey Paramonov, and Jeffrey Hartgerink. Synthetic ECM Mimics. Soft Matter. 2006, 2, 177-181.   
Ho-Wook Jun and Jennifer West. Development of a YIGSR-peptide Modified Polyurethaneurea to Enhance Endothelialization. J. Biomat. Sci. Polym. Ed. 2004, 15,73-94.   

tissue engineering, nanotechnology, biomaterials, stem cells,