IBS Institute for Basic Science

  • Mikyung Shin
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biomaterial, Hydrogels, Drug Delivery, Medical Device Coating, 3D Bioprinting
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • mikyungshinskku.edu


Nature-inspired Biomateria Lab



Our main research scope is to design nature-inspired adhesive materials via catechol or gallol redox chemistry, potential application of which is cardiovascular and neural system. In detail, we have focused on developing a variety of adhesive biomedical formulations (i.e., hydrogels, particulates) exhibiting neuron repair, hemostatic effect, minimally invasive, hemostatic medical devices, adhesion/affinity-based drug-delivery carriers as well as 3D printable inks based on mussel-inspired catechol/its derivatives chemistry for wet-resistant adhesion. The ultimate goal of our research is to design a new generation of biomaterial-based practical medical tools capable of diagnosing and treating actual patients.​


Selected Recent Publications


1. Mikyung Shin et al. Nature Materials 2017, 16,147-152

2. Mikyung Shin et al. Nature Biomedical Engineering 2018, 2, 304-317.