Won Hyuk Suh

Won Hyuk Suh

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 641-4145
Office: Biotechnology, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101

Dr. Won Hyuk Suh is an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology (Department of Life Sciences) at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester. His areas of expertise in research and scholarship are synthetic biomaterials and cellular engineering. Dr. Suh's teaching duties at UNH Manchester include Cell Culture Lecture/Lab (BIOT 753/754/853), Advanced Therapies (BSCI 797/BIOT 897), and Seminar in Biotechnology (BIOT 799/896). The specific areas of research include cell penetrating peptide (CPP) structures, polymeric hydrogels, and nanostructured particles that are specifically developed for human stem cell engineering and cancer treatment-related work. Dr. Suh's research areas have focused on synthetic chemical structures and stem cell engineering and they have translational and transformative potentials. Three major research accomplishments are the development of (1) a new cell penetrating peptide system, (2) 3D polymeric hydrogels for human neural stem cell engineering, and (3) particle systems in the nano-to-micrometer length scales. During the past decade, Dr. Suh has published 15+ articles.

Courses Taught

  • BIOT 753/853: Cell Culture
  • BIOT 754/853: Cell Culture Lab
  • BIOT 755/855: Advanced Therapies
  • BIOT 760/860: Num. Statistical Analysis Biot
  • BIOT 766/866: Protein& Immuno Techniques Lab
  • BIOT 770/870: Stem Cell & Biomaterials
  • BIOT 772/872: Pluripotent Stem Cell Lab
  • BIOT 799/896: Biotechnology Seminar
  • BIOT 872: Pluripotent Stem Cell Lab
  • BIOT 891: Applied Research
  • BIOT 893: Directed Graduate Research
  • BIOT/BSCI 897/797: Top/Analysis Biological Data
  • BIOT/BSCI 898/798: Top/Bioprinting Stem Cell Lab
  • BSCI 695: Exploring Biology Teaching
  • BSCI 792: Research
  • BSCI 797: Top/Num & Statistical Analysis
  • CHEM 696: Independent Study


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Seoul National University
  • B.S., Seoul National University

Research Interests

  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Polymers
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomolecular Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Peptides
  • Synthetic Chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Ma, W., & Suh, W. H. (2019). Cost-Effective Cosmetic-Grade Hyaluronan Hydrogels for ReNcell VM Human Neural Stem Cell Culture. BIOMOLECULES, 9(10). doi:10.3390/biom9100515

  • Ma, W., Gehret, P. M., Hoff, R. E., Kelly, L. P., & Suh, W. H. (2019). The Investigation into the Toxic Potential of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Utilizing Rat Pheochromocytoma and Human Neural Stem Cells. NANOMATERIALS, 9(3). doi:10.3390/nano9030453

  • Kang, S., Ha, S., Park, H., Nam, E., Suh, W. H., Suh, Y. -H., & Chang, K. -A. (2018). Effects of a Dehydroevodiamine-Derivative on Synaptic Destabilization and Memory Impairment in the 5xFAD, Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Model. FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 12. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00273

  • Ma, W., Jin, G. -W., Gehret, P. M., Chada, N. C., & Suh, W. H. (2018). A Novel Cell Penetrating Peptide for the Differentiation of Human Neural Stem Cells. BIOMOLECULES, 8(3). doi:10.3390/biom8030048

  • Ma, W., & Suh, W. H. (2017). Engineered Cell Penetrating Peptides. In Unknown Book (Vol. 1271, pp. 297-319). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Chang, K. -A., Kim, J. W., Kim, J. A., Lee, S., Kim, S., Suh, W. H., . . . Suh, Y. -H. (2011). Biphasic Electrical Currents Stimulation Promotes both Proliferation and Differentiation of Fetal Neural Stem Cells. PLOS ONE, 6(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018738

  • Suh, W. H., Suslick, K. S., Stucky, G. D., & Suh, Y. -H. (2009). Nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, and neuroscience. PROGRESS IN NEUROBIOLOGY, 87(3), 133-170. doi:10.1016/j.pneurobio.2008.09.009

  • Suh, W. H., Jang, A. R., Suh, Y. -H., & Suslick, K. S. (2006). Porous, hollow, and ball-in-ball metal oxide microspheres: Preparation, endocytosis, and cytotoxicity. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 18(14), 1832-+. doi:10.1002/adma.200600222

  • Suh, W. H., & Suslick, K. S. (2005). Magnetic and porous nanospheres from ultrasonic spray pyrolysis. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 127(34), 12007-12010. doi:10.1021/ja050693p

  • Rhyoo, H. Y., Park, H. J., Suh, W. H., & Chung, Y. K. (2002). Use of surfactants in water-soluble ruthenium(II) complex-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogen-transfer reduction of aromatic ketones. TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, 43(2), 269-272. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(01)02132-3

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