Young-wook Jun, Ph.D.

Young-wook Jun attended Yonsei University in Korea, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 1999. He did his graduate studies at the Korea Advances Institute of Science, where he worked under the supervision of Professors Sang Youl Kim and Jinwoo Cheon. His Ph.D. thesis concerned the chemistry of nanocrystals. He carried out postdoctoral studies with Prof. Paul Alivisatos at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007 and it was at this time that he first began research related to single molecule imaging using nanocrystal probes. In 2010, he joined the faculty of UCSF, where he is presently a Professor. He received the Endowed Hemming Fellowship, Sandler-UCSF New Frontier Research Award, The World Most-Influential Scientific Mind, and IUPAC Young Chemist-Honorable Mention Award.

Email:, Phone: (415) 476-8682




MinJi An, B.S.
Y-IBS Graduate student

B.S.   Biology
          Yonsei University (2018)

Research Topic: In vivo microparticle pressure sensors




InJae Bang, Ph.D.
Visiting postdoc

Ph.D. Pharmacy
          Sungkyunkwan University (2019)

B.S.   Biology
          Kongju University (2015)

Research Topic: Development of in vitro spheroid platforms for cancer treatment


Min Kang, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

M.D. Virginia Commonwealth University (2013)

B.S.  Biochemistry
         University of California Los Angeles (2007)

Research Interest and specialty: Neuromuscular junctional dynamics and functions


Hyun Jung Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Specialist

Ph.D. Biology 
          Yonsei University (2011)

B.S.   Biology 
          Sookmyung Women's University (2001)

Research Topic: In situ detection of protein-protein interactions with MagAPPs



Zihan Li, B.S.

BioE graduate student


B.S.   Applied Science, Nanotechnology Engineering Program
          University of Waterloo (2021)

Research Topic: TBD


Annie Lin, M.S.

BioE graduate student

M.S.   Mechanical Engineering/Biomechanics
          Columbia University (2021)

B.S.    Mechanical Engineering
          Columbia University (2020)

Research Topic: Biophysical mechanisms of engineered Notch activation


Vineet Mathur, B.S.

CCB graduate student


B.S.   Chemistry
          University of Calfornia, Berkeley (2021)

Research Topic: Fe-senstive cage proteins and liposomes



Amin Mirzaaghasi, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Bio and Brain Engineering
          KAIST (2021)

B.S.    Bio-Electric Engineering
          Azad University (2010)

Research Topic: Interrogation of single cell mechanics using nano-optomechanical transducers



Harry Wu, B.S.

CCB graduate student


B.S.   Chemistry
          CUNY, Hunter College (2022)

Research Topic: TBD


Former Members

Sumin Jeong (2017-2023, graduate student)

Minsuk Kwak (2017-2020, postdoc)                   Assistant Professor, Yonsei University

Yuetao Zhao (2018-2020, postdoc)                    Associate Professor, Central South University

Woon Ryung Kim (2018-2020, scientist)

Eun Sung Kang (2020, visiting student)             Graduate Student, Sungkyunkwan University

Namhyeong Kim (2019-2020, visiting student)  Graduate Student, Sungkyunkwan University

Christopher Boone (2018-2020, SRA)               SRA, UCSF

Gicheol Park (2018-2019, visiting professor)     Associate Professor, Sungkyunkwan University

Wonji Gu (2017-2018, grad student)                  Scientist, Samsung Electronics

Kaden Southard (2012-2017, grad student)       Postdoc, Memorial Sloan Kettering Center                           

Junghoon Lee (2017, postdoc)                           Assistant Professor, City University of Hongkong

Thomas Haas (2012-2017, SRA)                       Scientist, Zymergen

Daeha Seo (2011-2016, postdoc)                      Associate Professor, DGIST

Junguk Lee (2015-2016, visiting student)          Graduate student, Yonsei University

Jason Fabbri (2012-2014, postdoc)                   Postdoc, Columbia University

Hyunho Lee (2013, visiting professor)               Associate Professor, Myungji University

Hanki Lee (2011-2012, postdoc)                        Assistant Professor, Myungji University

Jiwook Kim (2011-2012, visiting student)           Senior scientist, University of South Carolina

Bryan Liang (2011-2012, SRA)                          Engineer/Metallurgist, Element Materials Technology

Sabrina Cheng (2011-2012, SRA)                     Engineer, Baxter Healthcare