Jun, Ho-Wook,  Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(205) 996-6938
(205) 975-4919

Miscellaneous Information


PhD, Bioengineering, Rice University, 2004 MS, Fiber and Polymer Engineering, Hanyang University, 1998 BS, Textile Engineering, Hanyang University, 1996


BME 310 – Biomaterials BME435:535 - Tissue Engineering


Nanostructured biomaterials and stem cells based tissue engineering. It include a native endothelium mimicking nanomatrix for cardiovascular device such as stents, a biphasic nanomatrix for bone tissue engineering, a biomimetic nanomatrix for pancreatic islet transplantation


Lakeshia Taite, Peter Yang, Ho-Wook Jun, and Jennifer West. Nitric Oxide-Releasing Polyurethane-PEG Copolymer Containing the YIGSR Peptide Promotes Endothelialization With Decreased Platelet Adhesion. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part B: Appl. Biomater., 2008, 84, 108-116.

Ho-Wook Jun, Sergey Paramonov, He Dong, Nicolas Forraz, Colin McGuckin and Jeffrey Hartgerink. Tuning the Mechanical and Bioresponsive Properties of Peptide-Amphiphile Nanofiber Networks. J. Biomat. Sci. Polym. Ed., 2008, 19, 665-676.

Jin-Ki Kim, Joel M. Anderson, Ho-Wook Jun,, Michael Repka, Seongbong Jo. Self-assembling peptide amphiphile-based nanofiber gel for bioresponsive cisplatin delivery., Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2009, 6, 978-985.

Ajay Tambralli, Bryan Blakeney, Joel Anderson, Meenakshi Kushwaha, Adinarayana Andukuri, Derrick Dean and Ho-Wook Jun,. Hybrid biomimetic scaffold composed of electrospun polycaprolactone nanofibers and self-assembled peptide amphiphile nanofibers. Biofabrication, 2009, 1, 025001 (selected to the journal's Highlights collection of 2009).

Joel M. Anderson, Meenakshi Kushwaha, Ajay Tambralli, Susan L. Bellis, Renato P. Camata, Ho-Wook Jun,. Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells directed by Extracellular matrix-mimicking ligands in a biomimetic self-assembled peptide amphiphile nanomatrix. Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 2935-2944,

Joel M. Anderson, Adinarayana Andukuri, Dongjin Lim, Ho-Wook Jun. Modulating the gelation properties of self-assembling peptide amphiphiles. ACS Nano, 2009, 3, 3447-3454, .

Adinarayana Andukuri, Will P. Minor, Meenakshi Kushwaha, Joel M. Anderson, Ho-Wook Jun, Effect of endothelium mimicking self-assembled nanomatrices on cell adhesion and spreading of human endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 2010, 6, 289-297.

Meenakshi Kushwaha, Joel M. Anderson, Charles A. Bosworth, Adinarayana Andukuri, William P. Minor, Jack R. Lancaster Jr., Peter G. Anderson, Brigitta C. Brott, Ho-Wook Jun. A nitric oxide releasing, self assembled peptide amphiphile matrix that mimics native endothelium for coating implantable cardiovascular devices. Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 1502-1508.

Wallace Coulter Foundation, NIH, NSF, American Diabetes Association

SERVICE (current)
Professional Service Faculty Search Committee, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, UAB (2006 – present)
Graduate Committee, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, UAB (2007 – present) Committee Members, BERM Center Strategy Planning, UAB (2009 – present) Faculty Interviewer, candidates for Science and Technology Honor Program, UAB Faculty Interviewer, candidates for Medical Scientist Training Program, UAB Associate Scientist, Center for Metabolic Bone Disease (2006 – Present) Associate Scientist, Biomatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Center (2006 – ) Scientist, Comprehensive Diabetes Center, U of Alabama at Birmingham (2009 – ) Judge for School of Dentistry Scholars’ Symposium, UAB, March 2009 Invited Presentation, Science and Engineering Honor Program, U of Alabama at Birmingham (2007-) Faculty Mentor, LeFante Williams, Huffman High School, NSF-RET, (2009 summer) Session Chair, Internat’l Assoc. for Dental Research (IADR) Conference, Miami, FL, April 1-4, 2009. Session Chair, Society for Biomaterials Conference, Seattle, WA, April 21-24, 2010. Study section: Member for the NHLBI ARRA GO RC2, August 5-6, 2009, Baltimore MD


Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Journal of Dental Research, Biomacromolecules, Smart Materials and Structure, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B Applied Biomaterials, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, J Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Frontiers in Neuroengineering, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, Nanotechnology, Molecular Pharmaceutics, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, J Mater Science, Pharmaceutical Research, Acta Biomaterialia

Community Service

 Faculty Mentor, Lakeya Jackson, George Washington Carver High School, UAB Science Institute

 Research Intern for High School Students, (2009 summer)
Faculty Mentor, Michael McGrath, high school research intern, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate (JCIB) High School, (2009 summer)
Faculty Mentor, Jake Walker, high school research intern, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate (JCIB) High School, (2009 summer)
Faculty Mentor, Joshua Ng, high school research intern, Hoover High School, (2010 summer)
Mass Presider, St. Luke Hwang Catholic Church (2006–present)
Sunday school teacher, St. Luke Hwang Catholic Church (2007–present)