Dr. Kyung-Ho Roh

Associate Professor, CME


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 117
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Kyung-Ho Roh is a tenured Associate Professor in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department. 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

  • R. Harari-Steinfeld, V. S. S. A. Ayyadevara, L. Cuevas, F. Marincola*, and K. H. Roh*, Standardized in-vitro evaluation of CAR-T cells using acellular artificial target particles, Frontiers in Immunology, 13:994532, Oct. 2022.

  • Targeted association and intracellular delivery of nanocargoes into primary T lymphocytes via interleukin-2 (IL2) receptor-mediated endocytosis, V. S. S. A. Ayyadevara, A. Ahmadi, and K. H. Roh*, Bioconjugate Chemistry, vol. 32 (8), pp. 1675-1687, Jul. 2021.

  • A. Ahmadi, V. S. S. A. Ayyadevara, J. Baudry, and K. H. Roh*, Calcium signaling on Jurkat T cells induced by microbeads coated with novel peptide ligands specific to human CD3e, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 9, pp. 1661-1675, 2021.

  • V. S. S. A. Ayyadevara and K. H. Roh*, Calcium enhances polyplex-mediated transfection efficiency of plasmid DNA in Jurkat cells, Drug Delivery, vol. 27(1), pp. 805-15, 2020.

  • H. Sánchez-Moran, A. Ahmadi, B. Vogler, and K. H. Roh*, Oxime cross-linked alginate hydrogels with tunable stress relaxation, Biomacromolecules, vol. 20(12), pp. 4419-29, 2019.