Sally Yunsun Kim

Sally Yunsun Kim is a postdoctoral researcher, a recipient of European Respiratory Society (ERS) / EMBO Long Term Research Fellowship. Her current research in the Dean Lab aims to develop an innovative pharmacological approach to drive tissue repair in lung diseases. Using the state-of-the-art precision cut lung slices, her project is focused in identifying the optimal pro-repair molecules to enhance Wnt-stimulated Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) pathway, an important signalling pathway in promoting  lung repair following injury.


Kim, S.Y., Khanal, D., Kalionis, B., Chrzanowski, W., High-fidelity probing of the structure and heterogeneity of extracellular vesicles by resonance enhanced atomic force microscopy infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR). Nature Protocols 2019, 14 (2), 576-593.

Kim, S.Y., Khanal, D., Tharkar, P., Kalionis, B., Chrzanowski, W. None of us is the same as all of us: resolving heterogeneity of extracellular vesicles using single-vesicle, nanoscale characterization with high-resolution resonance enhanced atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR). Nanoscale Horizons 2018, 3:430-438.

Jaffar, J., Yang, S.H., Kim, S.Y., Kim, H.W., Faiz, A., Chrzanowski, W., Burgess, J.K. Greater cellular stiffness in fibroblasts from patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 2018, 315(1):L59-L65.

Kim, S.Y., Burgess, J., Wang, Y., Kable, E.P.W., Weiss, D., Chan, H.K., Chrzanowski, W. Atomized human amniotic mesenchymal stromal cells for direct delivery to the airway for treatment of lung injury. J Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery 2016, 29(6):514-524.

Kim, S.Y., Naskar, D., Kundu, S.C., Bishop, D.P., Doble, P.A., Boddy, A.V., Chan, H.K., Wall, I.B., Chrzanowski, W. Formulation of biologically-inspired silk-based drug carriers for pulmonary delivery targeted for lung cancer. Scientific Reports 2015, 5(11878).

Review articles:

Bjørge, I.M.*Kim, S.Y.*, Mano, J.F., Kalionis, B., Chrzanowski, W. Extracellular vesicles, exosomes and shedding vesicles in regenerative medicine – a new paradigm for tissue repair. Biomaterials Science 2018, 6(1):60-78. *Equal contribution.

Reczyńska, K.*, Tharkar, P.*Kim, S.Y.*, Wang, Y., Pamuła, E., Chan, H.K., Chrzanowski, W. Animal models of smoke inhalation injury and related acute and chronic lung diseases. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2018, 123:107-134. *Equal contribution.