Narutoshi Hibino

Narutoshi Hibino, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiac Surgery

Dr Chin Siang Ong

Chin Siang Ong, MBBS
Cellular and Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Candidate (Dec 2015 – )
Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiology, Division of Cardiac Surgery

Cecillia Lui

Cecillia Lui, MD
General Surgery Resident (PGY3) (Jul 2017 – )
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery

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Yang Bai, MD PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (September 2017 – March 2018)
Division of Cardiac Surgery
Department of Surgery

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Takahiro Inoue, MD PhD
Post Doc Fellow (Sep 2017 -)
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiac Surgery
From The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

In Hibino’s Lab, we always carry out state-of-the-art experiments.
And all the lab members are very friendly and cooperative.
To start your research experience, this lab will provide a full and complete environment to you.
Let’s work together and achieve excellent research!!

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Hiroshi Matsushita, MD (Nov 2017-)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, Japan
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kitasato University, Japan (Jun 2015 – )
Division of Cardiovascular surgery, Kanto Rosai Hospital, Japan (Jul 2015 – Nov 2017)
Division of Cardiovascular surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama (Apr 2012 – Jun 2015)
Division of Cardiovascular surgery, Ageo Central medical Hospital (Apr 2008 – Mar 2012)

Isaree Pitaktong

Isaree Pitaktong
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student (Mar 2017 – )
Johns Hopkins University
Quote: “The project is awesome and so are the people, and there’s always so much to learn and do!


Gunnar Mattson
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student (June 2016 – )
Johns Hopkins University (Class of 2019)

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Joseph Boktor
Molecular & Cellular Biology Undergraduate Student (Oct 2016 – )
Johns Hopkins University


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Serena Wu
Molecular and Cellular Biology and Neuroscience Undergraduate Student (2017 – )
Johns Hopkins University


Pooja Yesantharao
M.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Aug 2016 – )
M.S. Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Stanford University (Jun 2015 – Jun 2016)
B.S. Biochemistry & Bioengineering, Rice University (Aug 2012 – May 2015)

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Lucy Nam
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Aug 2017 – )



Takuma Fukunishi, MD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014 – Dec 2017)
Division of Cardiac Surgery

Tom Zhang

“Tom” Huaitao Zhang, BS
Molecular and Cellular Biology Undergraduate Student (Apr 2015 – May 2016)
Johns Hopkins University
Lab Technician (Jun 2016 – May 2017)
Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiac Surgery
Current Status: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) Candidate (2017 – 2021), William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL


My time at Dr. Hibino’s lab was an eye-opening experience. I started during my junior year of undergrad and worked throughout my gap year. The lab started out small but we grew quickly as a steadily increasing number of projects and collaborations happened. During my time here, I sharpened my wet lab skill, communication, and grant/paper-writing skills. Not only were the opportunities in the lab invaluable, but also the people who I had the pleasure of working with. Chin Siang Ong, Taku Fukunishi, Andrew Nashed, Melissa Jones, and my lovely undergrad students, Joe, Sam, Shipra, Gunnar, and Isaree are amongst the brightest and most-hardworking that Johns Hopkins had to offer. Last but not least, Dr. Hibino is the most intelligent and diligent yet humble person I have ever met in my life. Working with him instilled in me a newfound work ethic and a brand-new appreciation for the beauty of academia.


Shipra Khatri
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student (October 2015 – Jan 2017)
Johns Hopkins University


Maryam Ali Khan
Visiting Medical Student (Mar 2017 – May 2017)
CMH Lahore Medical College, Pakistan
Quote: “With a friendly environment that is open to new ideas, Hibino lab is a place where you can thrive not only as a researcher but also as an individual. In just two short months, I was able to gain full command over various lab skills in addition to learning about the fascinating research going on in the field of cardiac tissue engineering; all because of the amazing people here. The journal club meetings every Friday were especially stimulating and provided a chance to explore and express new ideas. Overall, it was a rich learning experience with new opportunities at every step.


Andrew Nashed, MD
Visiting Medical Student (May 2016 – Oct 2016)
Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt
Lab Technician (Dec 2016 – Oct 2017)
Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiology
Quote: Hibino’s Lab wasn’t just a regular lab for me , it was my house where I spent my whole days learning and doing experiments without feeling the time . Very helpful and nice environment to start your journey of research where you can learn how to do real research.

Samantha Hardy
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Molecular and Cellular Biology Undergraduate Student
Johns Hopkins University
Quote: “In the Hibino Lab, I have learned so much more than just the science it takes to pull together a project. The people in this lab have taught me what it truly means to love what you do and I hope that one day I can find that, too.

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