Korean UW bioengineering prof receives innovator honor

October 23, 2015
Deok-ho Kim

Deok-ho Kim

A Korean University of Washington assistant professor, Dr. Deok-Ho Kim, was the recipient of a distinguished bioengineering award last month by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

The 2015 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering honor, which is given after a difficult peer-review process, went to 11 recipients this year.

According to UW, Kim’s research has helped develop a platform for “effectively stratifying normal and structural cardiac disease phenotypes in vitro.”

Kim, a graduate of Seoul National University’s master’s program and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, obtained his Ph.D in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University.