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Young Wook Chun, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



Health Science Facility III, Rm. 7105

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Education and Training


  • 1999 - B.S., Biotechnology, Korea University
  • 2001 - M.S., Biochemistry, Yonsei University
  • 2011 - Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Brown University


  • 2010-2012 - Postdoctoral Trainee, Vanderbilt University
  • 2012-2015 - Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

Academic Appointments

  • 2016 - Research Associate, Emory University
  • 2016-2018 - Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Before joining the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Chun was a research assistant/professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to that, he served as a Research Associate at Emory University. Dr Chun specializes in congenital heart disease and induced pluripotent stem cell.

Research/Clinical Keywords

congenital heart disease, induced pluripotent stem cell

Highlighted Publications

Chun YW, Vole E, Rawik R, Homeister L, Wilcox H, Lee JH, Hong CC*, Sung HJ*. Differential responses of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes to anisotropic strain depends on disease status. J Biomech 48(14):3890-6 (2015)

Wang X, Chun YW, Zhong L, Chiusa M, Balikov DA, Frist AY, Lim CC, Maltais S, Hong CC, and Sung HJ. A temperature-sensitive, self-adhesive hydrogel to deliver iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes for heart repair Int. J. Cardiol 190;177-180 doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.04.139 (2015)

Chun YW et. al. Combinatorial polymer matrices enhance in vitro maturation of human induced pluripotent cell cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Biomaterials 67;52-64, doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.07.004 (2015)

Chun YW*, Balicov DA*, Fang B*, Spencer WC*, Dhiraj P, Lee JB, Bolotin KI, Sung HJ. Cyclic electrical stimulation onto patterned graphene monolayer induces neuronal differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 13730 - 13739 * equally contributed

Gupta MK, Balikov DA, Lee Y, Ko E, Yu C, Chun YW, Sawyer DB, Kim WS, Sung HJ. Gradient release of cardiac morphogens by photo-responsive polymer micelles for gradient-mediated variation of embryoid body differentiation. J Mater Chem B;5, 5206 -5217 (2017)

Chun YW, Durbin MM, Hong CC. Genome editing and induced pluripotent stem cell technologies for personalized study of cardiovascular diseases. Current Cardiology Report 20;28 (2018).