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  • Dr. Won Hyuk Suh is an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology (Department of Life Sciences) at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester. His areas of expertise in research and scholarship are synthetic biomaterials and cellular engineering. Dr. Suh's teaching duties at UNH Manchester include Cell Culture Lecture/Lab (BIOT 753/754/853), Advanced Therapies (BSCI 797/BIOT 897), and Seminar in Biotechnology (BIOT 799/896). The specific areas of research include cell penetrating peptide (CPP) structures, polymeric hydrogels, and nanostructured particles that are specifically developed for human stem cell engineering and cancer treatment-related work. Dr. Suh's research areas have focused on synthetic chemical structures and stem cell engineering and they have translational and transformative potentials. Three major research accomplishments are the development of (1) a new cell penetrating peptide system, (2) 3D polymeric hydrogels for human neural stem cell engineering, and (3) particle systems in the nano-to-micrometer length scales. During the past decade, Dr. Suh has published 15+ articles.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Cost-Effective Cosmetic-Grade Hyaluronan Hydrogels for ReNcell VM Human Neural Stem Cell Culture.Biomolecules.  9:515-515. 2019
    2019 The Investigation into the Toxic Potential of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Utilizing Rat Pheochromocytoma and Human Neural Stem Cells.Nanomaterials.  9:453-453. 2019
    2018 A Novel Cell Penetrating Peptide for the Differentiation of Human Neural Stem Cells.Biomolecules.  8:48-48. 2018
    2018 Effects of a Dehydroevodiamine-Derivative on Synaptic Destabilization and Memory Impairment in the 5xFAD, Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Model.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.  12:273. 2018
    2016 Editorial (Thematic Issue: Molecular and Cellular Engineering Approaches for Neurological Disorders, Diseases, and Injuries Involved the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems).Current Drug Targets: CNS and Neurological Disorders CNS and Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets.  15:878-880. 2016
    2015 Nickel oxide encapsulated nitrogen-rich carbon hollow spheres with multiporosity for high-performance pseudocapacitors having extremely robust cycle lifeEnergy and Environmental Science.  8:188-194. 2015
    2014 Template-free synthesis of high surface area nitrogen-rich carbon microporous spheres and their hydrogen uptake capacityJournal of Materials Chemistry A.  2:2227-2232. 2014
    2011 Porous carbon produced in air: physicochemical properties and stem cell engineering.Advanced Materials.  23:2332-2338. 2011
    2011 Biphasic electrical currents stimulation promotes both proliferation and differentiation of fetal neural stem cells.PLoS ONE.  6:e18738. 2011
    2010 Dispersion of TiO₂ nanoparticle agglomerates by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  76:7292-7298. 2010
    2009 Multifunctional nanosystems at the interface of physical and life sciencesNano Today.  4:27-36. 2009
    2009 Nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, and neuroscience.Progress in Neurobiology.  87:133-170. 2009
    2008 Quantum dots from chemical aerosol flow synthesis: Preparation, characterization, and cellular imagingChemistry of Materials.  20:4033-4038. 2008
    2006 Endocytosis of Magnetic Microspheres Into CellsMicroscopy and Microanalysis.  12:620-621. 2006
    2006 Porous, hollow, and ball-in-ball metal oxide microspheres: Preparation, endocytosis, and cytotoxicityAdvanced Materials.  18:1832-+. 2006
    2005 Therapeutic Agents for Alzheimers DiseaseCurrent Medicinal Chemistry - Central Nervous System Agents.  5:259-269. 2005
    2005 Magnetic and porous nanospheres from ultrasonic spray pyrolysis.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  127:12007-12010. 2005
    2003 Rh(I)-catalyzed asymmetric intramolecular Pauson-Khand reaction in aqueous mediaSynthesis.  2169-2172. 2003
    2002 Synthesis of [2,2 '-methylenebis(1,3-dimethylcyclopentadienyl)]zirconium dichloride and its reactivity in ethylene-norbornene copolymerizationOrganometallics.  21:1500-1503. 2002
    2002 Use of surfactants in water-soluble ruthenium(II) complex-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogen-transfer reduction of aromatic ketonesTetrahedron Letters.  43:269-272. 2002


    Year Title
    2017 Engineered Cell Penetrating PeptidesACS Symposium Series. 297-319. 2017
    2016 Three Dimensional Cell Culture of Human Neural Stem Cells Using Polysaccharide-Based Hydrogels and Subsequent BioanalysesNeuromethods. 183-204. 2016

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2017 Polymeric Particles for the Control Release of Bioactive Molecules to PC12 Cells.Molecular Biology of the Cell Cell Regulation. 2017
    2016 Effect of inorganic nanostructured materials on neurogenesisACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2016
    2016 Nanostructured microparticles for human neural stem cell engineeringACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2016
    2016 Photopolymerized 3D hydrogels for PC12 and human neural stem cell engineeringACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2016
    2016 Short cell penetrating peptides for stem cell engineering and targetingACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2016
    2016 Utilization of hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels for neural stem cell engineeringACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2016
    2015 Development of hyaluronic acid hydrogels for human neural stem cell engineeringACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2015
    2015 Cell penetrating peptides for stem cell applicationsACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2015
    2015 Neuronal differentiation of human stem cells via electrostimulationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2015
    2015 Development of Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Human Neural Stem Cell Engineering2015 41ST ANNUAL NORTHEAST BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (NEBEC). 1-2. 2015
    2014 Electrostimulation of Human Neural Stem Cells to Enhance Neuronal Differentiation.Molecular Biology of the Cell Cell Regulation. 2014
    2014 Engineered Cell Penetrating Peptides for Stem Cell Biology Control.Molecular Biology of the Cell Cell Regulation. 2014
    2014 Neuronal Differentiation of Human Neural Stem Cell Achieved by ElectrostimulationTissue Engineering - Part A.. S131-S132. 2014
    2014 Synthetic Cell Penetrating Peptides for Drug Delivery and Stem Cell ApplicationsTissue Engineering - Part A.. S131-S131. 2014

    Teaching Activities

  • Protein & Immuno Techniques Taught course 2021
  • Protein& Immuno Techniques Lab Taught course 2021
  • Top/Num & Statistical Analysis Taught course 2021
  • Biotechnology Seminar Taught course 2020
  • Cell Culture Taught course 2020
  • Cell Culture Lab Taught course 2020
  • Cell Culture Lab Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Research Taught course 2020
  • Top/Advanced Therapies Taught course 2020
  • Full Name

  • Won Hyuk Suh