Assistant Professor (starting in August 2021)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2016
M.S. Chemical Engineering in Practice, 2012
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), 2010
Summa Cum Laude
Precision medicine is an emerging approach that matches patients with the most appropriate treatment based on the precise molecular features of an individual patient’s disease. Despite huge advances in translational research, diagnosis and treatment continue to pose profound challenges in addressing significant health problems, including cancer and life-threatening infectious diseases.
At the Min Lab, we aim to bring the next generation of engineering tools that enable innovative product designs for precision medicine. Our vision is to create sophisticated platform technologies that can detect and/or treat disease much earlier than currently possible. We focus on understanding and engineering the biointerfaces, based on fundamental chemical engineering principles, to arrive at robust engineering solutions. We are especially interested in moving a step closer to precision medicine for infectious diseases to end the antimicrobial resistance crisis.
Current lab research thrusts include: i) Controlled delivery of molecularly-engineered nanoagents for infection treatment, ii) Soft materials-based biosensor for point-of-care diagnosis, and iii) Skin-mimicking implantable biomaterials for real-time infection management.
University of Michigan
Chemical Engineering Department
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assistant Professor, August 2021-
Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Systems Biology
NIH T32 Postdoctoral research fellow, 2016-2020
Research directed by: Ralph Weissleder and Hakho Lee
The Rising Stars Women in Engineering, Asia, 2019
MGH Research Institute Travel Award, 2019
MGH Scientific Advisory Committee Research Poster Award — 1st Place, 2018
Micro-/nanotechnologies for Medicine Symposium Award — 1st Place (Masoumeh Ghaderi Prize), 2017
Materials Rsesearch Society (MRS) Poster Award — 1st Place, 2016
MIT Polymer Day Symposium Award — 2nd Place, 2015
Korean-American Science Engineering Association (KSEA) Graduate Scholar, 2014
MIT Sloan Healthcare & Bioinnovations Conference Poster Award, 2013
Mokam Life Science Research Center, Graduate Scholar, 2013
Merrill Presidential Scholar at Cornell University, 2010
Selected Journal Articles
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(*: equal contributions)
Min J*, Chin L*, Oh J, Landeros C, Vinegoni C, Lee J, Lee S, Park J, Liu A, Castro CM, Lee H, Im H, Weissleder R, “CytoPAN – portable cellular analyses for global health applications”, Science Translational Medicine, 12(555) eaaz9746 (Cover Article).
Min J*, Son T*, Wegemann A, Weissleder R, Lee H, Im H, Plasmon-enhanced biosensing for multiplexed profiling of extracellular vesicles, Advanced Biosystems, doi: 10.1002/adbi.202000003.
Park S, Xiao X, Min J, Mun C, Jung H, Giannini V, Weissleder R, Maier SA, Im H, Kim D, “Self-Assembly of nanoparticle-spiked pillar arrays for plasmonic biosensing”, Advanced Functional Materials, 1904257, 2019 (Cover Article).
Min J*, Im H*, Allen M, McFarland PJ, Degani I, Yu H, Normandin E, Pathania D, Patel JM, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H, “Computational optics enables breast cancer profiling in point-of-care settings”, ACS Nano, 12(9), 9081-9090, 2018
Min J, Nothing M, Coble B, Zheng H, Park J, Im H, Weber G, Castro CM, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Lee H, “Integrated biosensor for rapid and point-of-care sepsis diagnosis”, ACS Nano, 12(4), 3378-3384, 2018.
Min J, Choi KY, Dreaden EC, Padera RF, Braatz RD, Spector M, Hammond PT, “Designer dual therapy implant coatings eradicate biofilms and accelerate bone tissue repair”, ACS Nano, 10(4), 4441-4450, 2016 (Cover Article).
Tian F, Min J, Kanka J, Li X, Hammond PT, S.A. Sukhishvili, H. Du, “In-situ monitoring of drug release from therapeutic eluting polyelectrolyte multilayers using Lab-on-Fiber optofluidic platform”, Optics Express, 23(15), 20132-42, 2015.
Min J, Braatz RD, Hammond PT, “Tunable staged release of therapeutics from layer-by-layer coating with clay interlayer barrier”, Biomaterials, 35(8), 2507-17, 2014.