Postdoctoral researcher from García lab invited to present research at PMSE symposium
Woojin Han, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Andrés J. García at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected to present his research at the PMSE (Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering) Future Faculty Symposium in Boston this summer.
Han, who earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania (just like García, a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech), will share his research on engineering synthetic material to deliver muscle stem cells to treat conditions like skeletal muscle injury, or genetic disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The symposium, part of the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting (August 19-23), will feature oral presentations by more than 20 postdoctoral scientists working in polymeric materials fields, all of them planning to apply to academic positions during Fall 2018 for appointments beginning in 2019.
The Future Faculty symposium will be spread out among two full days and feature keynote speakers who will share their insights regarding the academic career path. Selected speakers are also invited to participate in a reception to meet each other, keynote speakers and invited guests from academia and other sectors.
“The symposium is a great opportunity for me,” says Han. “This fall will be an exciting transitionary period for me, a time when I start networking more aggressively. I’m really interested in moving forward with my career in academia and starting my own lab.”