|News & Announcements
May & June 2014:
Kwon lab is moving to Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in South Korea. Prof. Kwon became an Associate Professor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at GIST.
Simpson received Elmer Gaden Excellent Doctoral Study Award from the Department of Chemical Engineering at UVa.
Sung In completed his PhD dissertation proposal.
Sung In's manuscript on site-specific bioconjugation of an enzyme via click chemistry was accepted to the PLoS One.
Edward completed his PhD dissertation proposal.
Prof. Kwon gave an invited seminar at New York University.
Jacob completed his PhD dissertation proposal.
Prof. Kwon gave invited seminars at Seoul National University and Columbia University.
Simpson accepted a job offer from BMS.
Simpson passed his PhD defense.
Prof. Kwon gave invited seminars at Yonsei University, Korea University, GIST, UNIST, and Seokang University.
Prof. Kwon gave a Department seminar at the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia.
Simpson's manuscript titled "Cis-suppression of protein aaggregation in mammalian cells" was accepted to the Biotechnology Bioengineering.
Prof. Kwon received a grant from Korea Carbon Capture & Sequestration R&D Center.
Briana James and Kelly Glitzos, undergraduate students at ChE, joined the lab for their summer undergraduate research.
Sung In's manuscript titled as "Site-Specific Fatty Acid-Conjugation to Prolong Protein Half-Life In Vivo" was published online in the Journal of Controlled Release.
Shun received a ACS BIOT travel grant at the 2013 ACS National Meeting.
Simpson completed his PhD thesis proposal.
Shun's manuscript titled as "Controlling Enzyme Inhibition Using an Expanded Set of Genetically Encoded Amino Acids" was published online in the Biotechnology & Bioengineering.
Simpson received a Eastman Chemical travel grant to attend 2013 ACS National Meeting.
Sung In's manuscript on Non-natural amino acids for protein engineering and new protein chemistries was accepted in Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics.
Shun received a SEAS travel grant to attend 2013 ACS National Meeting.
Ed and Jacob's manuscript on Halogenation Generates Effective Modulators of Amyloid-Beta Aggregation and Neurotoxicity was accepted in PLoS One.
Jacob and Ed's manuscript on Different Fates of Alzheimer’s Disease Amyloid-beta Fibrils Destabilized by Biocompatible Small Molecules was published in Biomacromolecules.
Jacob and Shun passed their Master Degree defense.
Simpson received a Trane graduate research fellowship.
Edward received a SEAS travel grant to attend 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting.
Simpson's manuscript on monitoring misfolding and aggregation of proteins in mammalian cells was accepted to the Biotechnology Journal.
Simpson and Jacob's manuscript on monitoring aggregation of proteins in vitro and in living cells was accepted to the KJChE Journal.
Professor Kwon received the Front-Line Scholarship from the TEDMED.
Yong Wu, the undergraduate student of Kwon Group, recieved the graduate progrm admission from California Institute of Technology. Congratulations.
Abhinav Mohan, the undergraduate student of Kwon Group, recieved the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations.
Sung In Lim, a graduate student of Chemical Engineering at UVa (MS at Postech, South Korea), joined the Kwon group.
Prof. Kwon received the James Lee Young Investigator Award from KIChE.
Shun and Jacob passed the research exam. Jacob received a Harmon Award recognizing a graduate student who showed an outstanding performance in the research exam.
Shun's manuscript on nonnatural amino acid incorporation was accepted to the Biotechnology Journal.
Edward's another manuscript on Alzehimer's disease research was accepted to the PLoS One journal.
Our paper titled as 'A safe, blood-brain barrier permeable triphenylmethane dye inhibits amyloid-beta neurotoxicity by generating non-toxic aggregates' was accepted to the ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
Our paper titled as 'Artificial extracellular matrix proteins containing phenylalanine analogues biosynthesized in bacteria using T7 expression system and the PEGylation' was accepted to the Biomacromolecues.
Simpson received a travel grant and UVEF graduate fellowship.
Prof. Kwon received a KSEA Young Investigator Grant.
Jacob A. Irwin, the rising 2nd year, received a 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.
Edward Wong went to the final round of UVERS 2011 competition and received 'Honorable mention'.
Our paper titled as 'An Evolved Adeno-Associated Viral Variant Enhances Gene Delivery and Gene Targeting in Neural Stem Cells. .' was published in Molecular Therapy.
Our paper titled as 'Dissolution of Zein Using Protic Ionic Liquids, N-(2-hydroxyethyl) Ammonium Formate and N-(2-hydroxyethyl)Ammonium Acetate.' was published in I&EC.
Jacob Irwin, a graduate student of Chemical Engineering at UVa (BS at Univ. Arkansas), joined the Kwon group.
Virginia international Genetically Engineered Machine (VGEM) undergraduate team received a bronze medal in the iGEM competition at Boston. Prof. Kwon was a faculty advisor.