Curriculum Vitae

Hyungsoon Im, PhD

NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Systems Biology 
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Richard B. Simches Research Center
185 Cambridge St. Suite 5.210, Boston, MA 02114


  • 2011, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
              Thesis: Metallic Nanostructures and Plasmonic Devices for Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensing
  • 2007, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
              Thesis: A Dielectric Modulated Field Effect Transistor (DMFET) with Vertical Nanogaps for Biosensing Applications
  • 2005, B.S. Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Research Experience

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    09/2011 - present  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Systems BiologyAdvisor: Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD; Hakho Lee, PhD
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
    07/2011 - 09/2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering     
    01/2007 - 07/2011 Research Assistant, Advisor: Sang-Hyun Oh, PhD                                                           
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
    03/2005 - 01/2007 Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, Advisor: Yang-Kyu Choi, PhD
    09/2004 - 03/2005 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, Advisor: Euisik Yoon, PhD 
  • Hyundai Mobis Inc, Yongin, South Korea, 
    12/2003 - 02/2004 Intern, Division of Research and Development.

Honor and Awards

  • 2015             International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) Scholarship
  • 2014             Distinction Poster Award (Top 5) MGH Research Fellow Poster Celebration     
  • 2013 - 2015  Harvard Medical School NIH T32 Training Grant Harvard Medical School, NIH
  • 2011             MRS Graduate Student Award Materials Research Society (MRS)                     
  • 2011             Travel Fellowship University of Minnesota                                                            
  • 2010             Thesis Research Grant University of Minnesota                                                    
  • 2010             Best Poster Award Materials Research Society (MRS)                                
  • 2007 - 2010  3M Science and Technology Fellowship 3M Inc.                                          
  • 2007             Gold Award 13th Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Award                                         
  • 2007             The College of Biological Science Award 6th Life-Science Alley Conference        
  • 2007             Travel Grant National Science Foundation (NSF)                                                  

Selected publications (from 33 publications)

  1. Im, H.*, Castro, C. M.*, Shao, H., Liong M., Song, Jun., Pathania, D., Fexon, L., Min, C., Avila-Wallace, M., Rho, J., Magaoay, B., Tambouret, R. H., Pivovarov, M., Weissleder, R., Lee, H. Digital diffraction analysis enables low-cost molecular diagnostics on a smartphone. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, 5613–5618 (2015).
  2. Im, H.*, Shao, H.*, Park, Y., Peterson, V. M., Castro, C. M., Weissleder, R., Lee, H.  Label-free detection and molecular profiling of exosomes with a nano-plasmonic sensor. Nature Biotechnology 32, 490-495 (2014).
  3. Im, H.*, Bantz, K. C.*, Lee, S. H., Johnson, T. W., Haynes, C. L., Oh, S. H. Self-assembled plasmonic nanoring cavity arrays for SERS and LSPR biosensing. Advanced Materials 25, 2678- 2685 (2013).
  4. Chung, H. J., Castro, C. M.*, Im, H.*, Lee, H., Weissleder, R. A magneto-DNA nanoparticle system for rapid detection and phenotyping of bacteria.
    Nature Nanotechnology 8, 369-375 (2013).
  5. Im, H., Sutherland, J. N., Maynard, J. A., Oh, S. H. Nanohole-based surface plasmon resonance instruments with improved spectral resolution quantify a broad range of antibody-ligand binding kinetics. Analytical Chemistry 84, 1941-1947 (2012).
  6. Im, H., Lee, S. H., Wittenberg, N. J., Johnson, T. W., Lindquist, N. C., Nagpal, P., Norris, D. J., Oh, S. H. Template-stripped smooth Ag nanohole arrays with silica shells for surface plasmon resonance biosensing. ACS Nano 5, 6244-6253 (2011).
  7. Im, H.*, Wittenberg, N. J.*, Lesuffleur, A.*, Lindquist, N. C., Oh, S. H. Membrane protein biosensing with plasmonic nanopore arrays and pore-spanning lipid membranes. Chemical Science 1, 688-696 (2010).
  8. Im, H., Bantz, K. C., Lindquist, N. C., Haynes, C. L., Oh, S. H. Vertically oriented sub-10 nm plasmonic nanogap arrays. Nano Letters 10, 2231-2236 (2010).
  9. Im, H., Lindquist, N. C., Lesuffleur, A., Oh, S. H. Atomic layer deposition of dielectric overlayers for enhancing light transmission and chemical stability of plasmonic nanoholes. ACS Nano 4, 947-954 (2010).
  10. Im, H., Lesuffleur, A., Lindquist, N. C., Oh, S. H. Plasmonic nanoholes in a multi-channel microarray format for parallel kinetic assays and differential sensing. Analytical Chemistry 81, 2854-2859 (2009).
  11. Im, H., Huang, X. J., Gu, B., Choi, Y. K. A dielectric modulated field effect transistor for biosensing. Nature Nanotechnology 2, 430-434 (2007).