Dr. Kyung-Ho Roh

Assistant Professor, CME


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 117
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Kyung-Ho Roh joined the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department as Assistant Professor in Fall 2016. Dr. Roh received his Ph.D. degree in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2008, and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Fiber and Polymer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he studied for 5 years in the School of Medicine at Stanford University for his postdoctoral study on T cell immunology. Immediately before joining UAH, Dr. Roh worked as a Research Scientist in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, and he also served as a Program Manager for the National Cell Manufacturing Consortium.

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  • Ph.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
  • M.S., Fiber and Polymer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 2000
  • B.S., Fiber and Polymer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 1998

Recent Publications

  • K. H. Roh and K. Roy, "Engineering approaches for regeneration of T lymphopoiesis," Biomater Res, vol. 20, p. 20, 2016.

  • K. H. Roh, R. M. Nerem, and K. Roy, "Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Cells: State of the Art, Current Challenges, and Future Perspectives," Annu Rev Chem Biomol Eng, vol. 7, pp. 455-78, Jun 7 2016.

  • K. H. Roh, B. F. Lillemeier, F. Wang, and M. M. Davis, "The coreceptor CD4 is expressed in distinct nanoclusters and does not colocalize with T-cell receptor and active protein tyrosine kinase p56lck," Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 112, pp. E1604-13, Mar 31 2015.

  • F. Bertrand, S. Muller, K. H. Roh, C. Laurent, L. Dupre, and S. Valitutti, "An initial and rapid step of lytic granule secretion precedes microtubule organizing center polarization at the cytotoxic T lymphocyte/target cell synapse," Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 110, pp. 6073-8, Apr 9 2013.

  • S. Hwang, K. H. Roh, D. W. Lim, G. Wang, C. Uher, and J. Lahann, "Anisotropic hybrid particles based on electrohydrodynamic co-jetting of nanoparticle suspensions," Phys Chem Chem Phys, vol. 12, pp. 11894-9, Oct 14 2010.

  • M. Yoshida, K. H. Roh, S. Mandal, S. Bhaskar, D. Lim, H. Nandivada, et al., Structurally Controlled Bio-hybrid Materials Based on Unidirectional Association of Anisotropic Microparticles with Human Endothelial Cells," Adv Mater, vol. 21, pp. 4920-5, Dec 28 2009. Equal contribution

  • A. H. Talasaz, A. A. Powell, D. E. Huber, J. G. Berbee, K. H. Roh, W. Yu, et al., "Isolating highly enriched populations of circulating epithelial cells and other rare cells from blood using a magnetic sweeper device," Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 106, pp. 3970-5, Mar 10 2009.

  • M. Yoshida, K. H. Roh, and J. Lahann, "Short-term biocompatibility of biphasic nanocolloids with potential use as anisotropic imaging probes," Biomaterials, vol. 28, pp. 2446-56, May 2007.

  • K. H. Roh, M. Yoshida, and J. Lahann, "Water-stable biphasic nanocolloids with potential use as anisotropic imaging probes," Langmuir, vol. 23, pp. 5683-8, May 8 2007.

  • K. H. Roh, D. C. Martin, and J. Lahann, "Triphasic nanocolloids," J Am Chem Soc, vol. 128, pp. 6796-7, May 31 2006.

Faculty and staff can be reached at the numbers shown here. The department number is 256.824.6810 and the departmental fax number is 256.824.6839.