Daeha Joung, Ph.D.
Massey Cancer Center research program membership
Cancer Molecular Genetics
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, College of Humanities and Sciences
PhD, University of Central Florida (2012)
MS, Eastern Michigan University (2008)
The Joung group focuses on using recent advances in extrusion-based bioprinting to generate a new type of bio-mimetic tumor model by capturing the architectural conditions within which cell migrations occur. We build vascularized models within a cell-laden extracellular matrix (ECM) that more closely resemble the appearance and behavior of natural vessels through a 4D printing approach. A step above 3D printing, 4D printing technology, where time is integrated as the fourth dimension, can be defined as self-transformation in the form or function of the printed objects upon exposure to predetermined external stimuli. 4D bioprinting provides a new way to gain high order control in creating tumor microenvironments that more closely mimic the in vivo architectural conditions.
Disease focus of research
Breast, Hematologic Malignancies
Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)
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