Hansang Cho, Ph.D.

Dr. Cho is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, Biological Sciences, The Nanoscale Science Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is also a Visiting Research Scientist at Harvard Medical School and the National University of Singapore. Hansang Cho’s research focuses on organ-on-chips for the study of neurosciences and cancer biology, and innovative mechanisms and nanobiosensors involving multiple physics for healthcare diagnostics and environmental sustainability. He recently developed brain-on-chips: a microglia-on-a-chip, a 3D blood-brain barrier on-a-chip, and a neuron-on-a-chip. He is further challenging complicated multicellular interactions in neurodegenerative diseases by combining the developed brain-on-chips. He received his B.S. and M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul Nat’l University, Ph.D. in Bioengineering from University of California at Berkeley, and a postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He received Cure Alzheimer’s Fund award, CRI Duke Energy Special Initiatives Funding awards, Lawrence scholar program fellowship from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Fellowship supported by Intel Inc., and Study Abroad Scholarship by the Korean National Institute for International Education.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Joseph Park, Isaac Wetzel, Ian Marriott, Didier Dréau, Carla D’Avanzo, Doo Yeon Kim, Rudolph E. Tanzi & Hansang Cho A 3D human triculture system modeling neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease, Nature Neuroscience , June 27, 2018, Read More