Kwon Lab teaches high school students at Splash

April 20, 2019 - by Ester
Julia leads Alan, Lauren, Rebecca and Hope to teach a hands on activity for high school students at UCSD's Splash! After a crash course on tissue engineering, Kwon Lab students guide future engineers to use their imagination and create their own hydrogel materials. Read more here.

Julia Kudryashev awarded NSF GRFP

April 9, 2019 - by Ester
Julia Kudryashev is awarded funding from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program to support her work in developing new diagnostics for TBI. Congratulations Julia!

Nick Mininni presents REU research at BMES Atlanta 2018

October 20, 2018 - by Ester
Nick Mininni designed new sensors for traumatic brain injury with his mentor, Julia Kudryashev, during his summer REU in the Kwon Lab. Nick presented his research at the Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting held in Atlanta and is finishing his degree at North Carolina State University in Biomedical Engineering.

Ester is a recipient of the 2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 2, 2018 - by Ester
Dr. Ester J. Kwon receives the 2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Award for her high-risk, high-reward proposal to engineer new therapeutic nanomaterials for traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury is a critical unmet need, with no treatments available to improve the long-term brain health of patients. The 5-year, $1.5M award will support her lab's research on this medical challenge.
2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Recipients

Yuko presents at Faculty Mentor Program Symposium

May 30, 2018 - by Ester
Alex visits Yuko's poster at the FMP Symposium.

Nano-antibiotic paper accepted in Advanced Materials

July 12, 2017 - by Ester
Along with the Sailor and Ruoslahti Labs, we developed a nano-formulated peptide-based antibiotic to target bacteria with new mechanisms. Focusing on transport, we engineered a peptide that could target bacteria and also kill to have to subunits work in synergy. Read more about it in STM Editor's Choice and MIT News.

Kwon Lab Opens

July 1, 2017 - by Ester
Excited to announce that I will be moving from Cambridge, Massachusetts to San Diego, California to start my own group at UCSD Bioengineering! Stay tuned ...