Microengineered physiological biomimicry: human organ-on-chips
Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Dan Huh is an Assistant Professor and Wilf Family Term Endowed Chair in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. From 2007 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He is a pioneer of “organ-on-a-chip” technology, and his research group at Penn focuses on developing microengineered models of human organs in health and disease for a wide variety of biomedical applications. Dr. Huh has won several honors and awards including the John J. Ryan Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Design of the Year Award from London Design Museum, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award, TEDx Fellow, NC3Rs Annual Award, SLAS Innovation Award from the Society for Lab Automation and Screening, Scientific Breakthrough of the Year from American Thoracic Society, Best Publication Award and Best Postdoctoral Award from the Society of Toxicology, Wyss Technology Development Fellowship from Harvard, Distinguished Achievement Award from Michigan, Widmer Award from microTAS, and Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.