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Min S et alAdv. Mater.

33, 2008353 (2021)

Min S et alAdv. Mater.

32, 2004300 (2020)

Kim Y et alJ. Am.
Chem. Soc.

Bae G et alAdv. Funct.

Mater. 31, 2103409 (2021)

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Thangam R et al,

Adv. Funct. Mater.

31, 2008698 (2021)

Yang L et alSmall

18, 2104783 (2022)

*Corresponding author, †First author


57. Kang N et al; Kang H* (Under Submission).

56. Min S et al; Kang H* (Under Submission).

55. Kim S et al; Kang H* (Under Submission).

54. Ramar T et al; Kang H* (Under Review).

53. Kim Y et al; Kang H* (Under Review).

52. Bae G et al; Kang H* (Under Review).

51. Kim Y et al; Kang H* Adv. Mater. (In Press, 2022)

50. Bae G et al; Kang H* Adv. Funct. Mater. (In Press, 2022)

49. Kim Y et al; Kang H* "Manipulating Nanoparticle Aggregates Regulates Receptor-Ligand Binding in Macrophages" J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Cover Article) (2022)

48. Yang L† et al; Kang H*, Lee K* "Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Extracellular Vesicles for Biomedical Applications using Multifunctional Magnetic Nanomaterials" Small (Front Cover Article) 18, 2104783 (2022)

47. Hong H et al; Kang H* "Dynamic Ligand screening by Magnetic Nanoassembly Modulates Stem Cell Differentiation" Adv. Mater. 34, 2105460 (2022)

46. Wang C et al; Kang H, Khademhosseini A*, "Flexible patch with printable and antibacterial conductive hydrogel electrodes for accelerated wound healing" Biomaterials (2022)


45. Min S, Ko M et al; Kim Y*, Kang H*, "Remote control of time-regulated stretching of ligand-presenting nanocoils in situ regulates the cyclic adhesion and differentiation of stem cells” Adv. Mater. (Cover Article, 과학기술정보통신부 우수연구성과 선정) 33, 2008353 (2021)

44. Bae G, Jeon Y†  et al; Kim Y*, Kang H*, "Immunoregulation  of macrophages by controlling winding and unwinding of nanohelical ligands" Adv. Funct. Mater. (Front Cover Article) 31, 2103409 (2021)

43. Thangam R et al; Kang H*, "Remote Switching of Elastic Movement of Decorated Ligand Nanostructures Controls the Adhesion-Regulated Polarization of Host Macrophages" Adv. Funct. Mater. (Front Cover Article) 31, 2008698 (2021)

42. Lee S, Kim M†, Patel K† et al; Kang H* "Magnetic Control and Real-Time Monitoring of Stem Cell Differentiation by the Ligand Nanoassembly" Small 17, 2102892 (2021)

41. Thangam R et al; Paulmurugan R, Kang H*, "Functionalized Nanomaterials as Tailored Theranostic Agents in Brain Imaging" Nanomaterials (2021)

40. Zhu Y et al; Kang H, Khademhosseini A*, "Lab-on-a-Contact Lens: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities in Diagnostics and Therapeutics" Adv. Mater. (2021)

39. Thangam R et al; Kang H, Paulmurugan R*, "Advances in Engineered Polymer Nanoparticle Tracking Platforms towards Cancer Immunotherapy - Current Status and Future Perspectives" Vaccines (2021) 9, 935

38. Kim H et al; Kang H, Kim S* “Enhanced Optical Properties and Stability of CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals through Nickel Doping” Adv. Funct. Mater. (2021) 31, 2102770

37. Yang S et al; Kang H, Kang Y* “Carbon-Coated Three-Dimensional MXene/Iron Selenide Ball with Core-Shell Structure for High-Performance Potassium-Ion Batteries” Nano-Micro Letters (2021)

36. Sathuvan et al; Kang H, Liu Y* “Single-step purified R-phycoerythrin transmits cellular imaging functionalities in vitro” Int. J. Biol. Macromol. (2021)

35. Tadijan A et al; Kang H, Ambriović-RIstov A* “The tongue squamous carcinoma cell line Cal27 primarily employs integrin α6β4-containing type II hemidesmosomes for adhesion which contribute to anticancer drug sensitivity” Front. Cell Dev. Biol. (2021)

34. Park S et al; Kang H, Lee S*“Detection of intracellular monosodium urate crystals in gout synovial fluid using optical diffraction tomography” Sci. Report (2021) 11, 10019

33. Manohar A et al; Kang H, Lee J* “Synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles for photocatalysis, antibacterial and cytotoxicity in kidney cancer (A498) cell lines” J. Alloys Compd. (2021) 874, 159868


32. Min S, Jeon Y, Jung H et al; Kim Y*, Kang H*, "Independent tuning of nano-ligand frequency and sequences regulates the adhesion and differentiation of stem Cells",

Adv. Mater. (Cover Article) 32, 2004300 (2020)

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31. Min S, Jeon Y, Choi H et al; Kim Y*, Kang H*, "Large and externally positioned ligand-coated nanopatches facilitate the adhesion-dependent regenerative polarization of host macrophages",

Nano Letters 20, 7272–7280 (2020)

30. Choi H, Bae G†, Khatua C, Min S, Jung H, Li N, Jun I, Liu H.-W, Cho Y, Na K, Ko M, Shin H, Kim Y, Chung S, Song J, Dravid V, Kang H* "Remote manipulation of slidable nano-ligand switch regulates the adhesion and regenerative polarization of host macrophages",

Adv. Funct. Mater. 30, 2001446 (2020)

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29. Khatua C, Min S†, Jung H†, Shin J†, Li N, Jun I, Liu H.-W, Bae G, Choi H, Ko M, Jeon Y, Kim Y, Lee J, Ko M, Shim G, Shin H, Lee S, Chung S, Kim Y. K, Song J, Dravid V, Kang H* “In situ magnetic control of macroscale nano-ligand density regulates the adhesion and differentiation of stem cells”,

Nano Letters 20, 4188-4196 (2020)

28. Kim Y, Choi H†, Shin J†, Bae G, Thangam R, Kang H* "Remote active control of nanoengineered materials for dynamic nanobiomedical engineering",

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27. Zhang M, Sun Q, Liu Y, Chu Z, Yu L, Hou Y, Kang H, Wei Q*, Zhao W, Spatz J. P, Zhao C, Cavalcanti-Adambc E. A. "Controllable ligand spacing stimulates cellular mechanotransduction and promotes stem cell osteogenic differentiation on soft hydrogels" Biomaterials 268, 120543 (2021)


26. Kang H, Yang B, Zhang K, Pan Q, Yuan W, Li G, and Bian L, “Immunoregulation of macrophages by dynamic ligand presentation via ligand–cation coordination”
Nature Communications 10, 1696 (2019).

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25. Kang H, Wong DSH, Pan Q, Li G, and Bian L, “Anisotropic ligand nanogeometry modulates the adhesion and polarization state of macrophages”

Nano Letters 19, 1963-75 (2019).

24. Seo J, Moon S, Kang H, Choi B, and Seo J, “Foldable and extremely scratch-resistant hard coating materials from molecular necklace-like cross-linkers”

ACS Appl. Mater. Interface 11, 27306-27317 (2019).

2018 or Before

23. Kang H, Zhang K, Jung HJ, Yang B, Chen X, Pan Q, Li R, Xu X, Li G, Dravid VP, and Bian L, “An in situ reversible heterodimeric nanoswitch controlled by metal-ion–ligand coordination regulates the mechanosensing and differentiation of stem cells”

Adv. Mater., 30, 1803591 (2018).

22. Kang H, Jung HJ, Wong DSH, Kim S, Lin S, Chan KF, Zhang L, Li G, Dravid VP, and Bian L, “Remote control of heterodimeric magnetic nanoswitch regulates the adhesion and differentiation of stem cells”

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 5909−13 (2018).

Featured in the JACS Spotlight

Published in 2019 JACS Young Investigators Virtual Issue

21. Kang H, Jung HJ, Kim S, Wong DSH, Lin S, Li G, Dravid VP, and Bian L, “Magnetic manipulation of reversible nanocaging controls in vivo adhesion and polarization of macrophages”

ACS Nano, 12, 5978−94 (2018).

20. Kang H, Zhang K, Pan Q, Lin S, Wong DSH, Li J, Lee WYW, Yang B, Han F, Li G, Li B, and Bian L, "Remote control of intracellular calcium using upconversion nanotransducers regulates stem cell differentiation in vivo"

Adv. Funct. Mater., 28, 1802642 (2018).

19. Kang H, Wong DSH, Yan X, Jung HJ, Kim S, Lin S, Wei K, Li G, Dravid VP, and Bian L, “Remote control of multi-modal nanoscale ligand oscillations regulates stem cell adhesion and differentiation”

ACS Nano, 11, 9636-9649 (2017).

18. Kang H, Kim S, Wong DSH, Jung HJ, Lin S, Zou K, Li R, Li G, Dravid VP, and Bian L, “Remote manipulation of ligand nano-oscillations regulates adhesion and polarization of macrophages in vivo”

Nano Letters, 17, 6415-27 (2017).

17. Kang H, Shih YRV, Nakasaki M, Kabra H, and Varghese S. “Small molecule-driven direct conversion of human pluripotent stem cells into functional osteoblasts”

Science Advances, 2, e1600691 (2016).

Featured in Nature.

16. Kang H, Zhang K, Wong DSH, Han F, Li B, and Bian L, "Near-infrared light-controlled regulation of intracellular calcium to modulate macrophage polarization", Biomaterials, 178, 681-96 (2018).

15. Kang H, Kim M, Feng Q, Lin S, Wei K, Li R, Choi CJ, Kim TH, Li G, Oh JM, and Bian L, “Nanolayered hybrid mediates synergistic ligand delivery and ligation activation for inducing stem cell differentiation and tissue healing”

Biomaterials, 149, 14-28 (2017).

14. Kang H, Zeng Y, and Varghese S. “Functionally graded multilayer scaffolds for in vivo osteochondral tissue engineering”

Acta Biomaterialia, 78, 365-77 (2018).

13. Kang H, Shih YRV, and Varghese S. “Direct conversion of human pluripotent stem cells to osteoblasts with a small molecule”

Curr. Protoc. Stem Cell Biol., 44, 1F.21.1–1F.21.6 (2018).

12. Kang H, Shih YRV, Rao V., and Varghese S. “Biomineralized matrices as intelligent scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration”, Chapter 2 in “Handbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2nd Edition”, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. Editor: Prof. Gilson Khang, 59-84 (2017).

11. Kang H, Shih YRV, and Varghese S. “Biomineralized matrices dominate soluble cues to direct osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells through adenosine signaling”

Biomacromolecules, 16, 1050-61 (2015).

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10. Kang H, Kim HJ, Yang JH, Kim TH, Choi G, Paek SM, Choi AJ, Choy JH, and Oh JM. “Intracrystalline structure and release pattern of ferulic acid intercalated into layered double hydroxide through various synthesis methods”

Appl. Clay Sci., 112, 32-9 (2015).

9. Kang H, Shih YRV, Hwang Y, Wen C, Rao V, Seo T, and Varghese S. “Mineralized gelatin methacrylate-based matrices induce osteogenic differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells”

Acta Biomaterialia, 10, 4961-70 (2014).

Selected for the 2014 Acta Student Award.

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8. Kang H, Wen C, Hwang Y, Shih YRV, Kar M, Seo SW, and Varghese S. “Biomineralized matrix-assisted osteogenic differentiation of human embryonic stem cells”

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2, 5676-88 (2014).

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7. Shih YRV, Kang H, Rao V, Chiu RJ, Kwon S, and Varghese S. “In vivo engineering of bone tissues with hematopoietic functions and mixed chimerism”

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 114, 5419-24 (2017).

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6. Wen C, Kang H, Shih YRV, Hwang Y, and Varghese S. “In vivo comparison of biomineralized scaffold-directed osteogenic differentiation of human embryonic and mesenchymal stem cells”

Drug Deliv. Transl. Res., 6, 121-131 (2016).

5. Mo AH, Landon PB, Gomez KS, Kang H, Lee J, Zhang C, Janetanakit W, Sant V, Lu T, Colburn DA Akkiraju S, Dossou S, Cao Y, Lee K-F, Varghese S, Glinsky G, and Lal R, “Magnetically responsive silica-gold nanobowls for targeted delivery and SERS-based sensing”

Nanoscale, 8, 11840-50 (2016).

4. Rao V, Shih YRV, Kang H, Kabra H, and Varghese S. “Adenosine signaling mediates osteogenic differentiation of human embryonic stem cells on mineralized matrices”

Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 3, 1-10 (2015).

3. Shih YRV, Tomonori Y, Phadke A, Kang H, Masuda K, and Varghese S. “Synthetic bone mimetic matrix-mediated in situ bone tissue formation through host cell recruitment”

Acta Biomaterialia, 19, 1-9 (2015).

2. Shih, YRV, Hwang YS, Phadke A, Kang H, Hwang N, Caro E, Nguyen, S, Siu M, Theodorakis EA, Gianneschi NC, Vecchio KS, Chien S, Lee OK, and Varghese S. “Calcium phosphate-bearing matrices induce osteogenic differentiation of stem cells through adenosine signaling”

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 111, 990-5 (2014).

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1. Kim DH, Lee, BL, Moon H, Kang H, Jeong EJ, Park JI, Han KM, Lee S, Yoo BW, Koo BW, Kim JY, Lee, WH, Cho K, Becerril HA, and Bao Z. “Liquid-crystalline semiconducting copolymers with intramolecular donor-acceptor building blocks for high-stability polymer transistors”,

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 6124-32 (2009).



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