Jin Nam

Jin Nam Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2006

Research Areas

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Engineering

Contact Information

Department of Bioengineering

Prior to his arrival at UCR, Dr. Nam was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Laboratory in the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University, where he investigated the effects of biomechanical signals on skeletal tissues/cells in health or in disease such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. For his Ph.D. study, he worked on the development of biomimetic and biodegradable polymeric scaffolds for orthopaedic tissue engineering applications.

Jin Nam's research interests include polymeric scaffolding, mechanobiology/mechanotransduction in stem cells and skeletal cells/tissues, orthopaedic tissue.


2011 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research – College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University

2010 Young Investigator Award – Osteoarthritis Research Society International

2010 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

2008 Finalist for Young Investigator Poster Competition in the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society-North America meeting

2007 Young Investigator Award – Osteoarthritis Research Society International

2004 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

2001 The International Honor Society of Alpha Sigma Mu