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All About Me


  • PhD, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, 2013
  • Postdoctoral in POSTECH, South Korea, 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, 2018
  • Manager and Research Scientist, Bioengineering Department, University of Texas at Dallas, 2020

Professional and Research membership

  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP)
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)

Research Community Service

  • An editorial advisory board member, Clinical Cancer Drugs
  • An editorial board academic editor, PLOS ONE
  • An editorial board associate editor, BMC cancer
  • An editorial board member, Journal of Biomedical Instrumentation and Applications
  • A reviewer in International Journal of Breast Cancer, Biomaterials, Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research, Translational Breast Cancer Research, & Breast Cancer


  • Rijal, G., Becker, S. Carcinoma Cell-Based Extracellular Matrix Modulates Cancer Cell Communication. Research In Cancer and Tumor 2022; 10(1): 4-13. doi:10.5923/j.rct.20221001.02
  • Rijal, G. Understanding the Role of Fibroblasts following a 3D Tumoroid Implantation for Breast Tumor Formation. Bioengineering 2021, 8, 163.
  • Basavarajappa L, Baek J, Reddy S, Song J, Tai H, Rijal G, Parker KJ, Hoyt K. Multiparametric ultrasound imaging for the assessment of normal versus steatotic livers. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 29;11(1):2655. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-82153-z. PMID: 33514796; PMCID: PMC7846566
  • G. Rijal and K. Hoyt. Assessment of early pancreatic cancer response to targeted hyaluronan treatment with contrast-enhanced ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging. 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/IUS46767.2020.9251593.
  • Basavarajappa L, Rijal G, Hoyt K. Multifocused ultrasound therapy for controlled microvascular permeabilization and improved drug delivery. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2020 Sep 25;PP. doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2020.3026697. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32976098.
  • M. Khairalseed, G. Rijal and K. Hoyt, "H-Scan Format for Classification of Ultrasound Scatterers and Matched Comparison to Histology Measurements," 2020 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Iowa City, IA, USA, 2020, pp. 1820-1823, doi: 10.1109/ISBI45749.2020.9098439.
  • L. Basavarajappa, G. Rijal and K. Hoyt, "Image-guided focused ultrasound therapy system and method for improved anticancer drug delivery," 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2019, pp. 2428-2431, doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2019.8925705.
  • Rijal G, Wang J, Yu I, Gang DR, Chen RK, Li W. Porcine Breast Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel for Spatial Tissue Culture. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Sep 25;19(10):2912. doi: 10.3390/ijms19102912. PMID: 30257480; PMCID: PMC6213433.
  • Rijal G, Li W. Native-mimicking in vitro microenvironment: an elusive and seductive future for tumor modeling and tissue engineering. J Biol Eng. 2018 Sep 12;12:20. doi: 10.1186/s13036-018-0114-7. PMID: 30220913; PMCID: PMC6136168
  • Rijal G, Bathula C, Li W. Application of Synthetic Polymeric Scaffolds in Breast Cancer 3D Tissue Cultures and Animal Tumor Models. Int J Biomater. 2017;2017:8074890. doi:10.1155/2017/8074890. Epub 2017 Dec 17. PMID: 29599800; PMCID: PMC5828246.
  • Rijal G, Li W. A versatile 3D tissue matrix scaffold system for tumor modeling and drug screening. Sci Adv. 2017 Sep 13;3(9):e1700764. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1700764. PMID: 28924608; PMCID: PMC5597314.
  • Rijal G. The decellularized extracellular matrix in regenerative medicine. Regen Med. 2017 Jul;12(5):475-477. doi: 10.2217/rme-2017-0046. Epub 2017 Jul 13. PMID: 28703695.
  • Rijal G, Shin HI. Human tooth-derived biomaterial as a graft substitute for hard tissue regeneration. Regen Med. 2017 Apr;12(3):263-273. doi:10.2217/rme-2016-0147. Epub 2017 Mar 28. PMID: 28350271.
  • Rijal G, Kim BS, Pati F, Ha DH, Kim SW, Cho DW. Robust tissue growth and angiogenesis in large-sized scaffold by reducing H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>-mediated oxidative stress. Biofabrication. 2017 Feb 3;9(1):015013. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/9/1/015013. PMID: 28155851
  • Rijal G, Li W. 3D scaffolds in breast cancer research. Biomaterials. 2016 Mar;81:135-156. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.12.016. Epub 2015 Dec 20. PMID: 26731577.
  • Pati F, Song TH, Rijal G, Jang J, Kim SW, Cho DW. Ornamenting 3D printed scaffolds with cell-laid extracellular matrix for bone tissue regeneration. Biomaterials. 201 Jan;37:230-41. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.10.012. Epub 2014 Oct 28. PMID: 25453953. 
  • Das S, Pati F, Choi YJ, Rijal G, Shim JH, Kim SW, Ray AR, Cho DW, Ghosh S. Bioprintable, cell-laden silk fibroin-gelatin hydrogel supporting multilineage differentiation of stem cells for fabrication of three-dimensional tissue constructs. Acta Biomater. 2015 Jan;11:233-46. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2014.09.023. Epub 2014 Sep 19. PMID: 25242654.
  • Seol YJ, Park JY, Jung JW, Jang J, Girdhari R, Kim SW, Cho DW. Improvement of bone regeneration capability of ceramic scaffolds by accelerated release of their calcium ions. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014 Nov;20(21-22):2840-9. doi:10.1089/ten.TEA.2012.0726. Epub 2014 Jun 23. PMID: 24784792; PMCID: PMC4229868.
  • Neupane S, Sohn WJ, Rijal G, Lee YJ, Lee S, Yamamoto H, An CH, Cho SW, Lee Y, Shin HI, Kwon TY, Kim JY. Developmental regulations of Perp in mice molar morphogenesis. Cell Tissue Res. 2014 Oct;358(1):109-21. doi: 10.1007/s00441-014-1908-7. Epub 2014 May 28. PMID: 24865245.
  • Kwon TG, Lee CO, Park JW, Choi SY, Rijal G, Shin HI. Osteonecrosis associated with dental implants in patients undergoing bisphosphonate treatment. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2014 May;25(5):632-40. doi: 10.1111/clr.12088. Epub 2012 Dec 26. PMID: 23278625.
  • Kim JM, Shin HI, Cha SS, Lee CS, Hong BS, Lim S, Jang HJ, Kim J, Yang YR, Kim YH, Yun S, Rijal G, Lee-Kwon W, Seo JK, Gho YS, Ryu SH, Hur EM, Suh PG. DJ-1 promotes angiogenesis and osteogenesis by activating FGF receptor-1 signaling. Nat Commun. 2012;3:1296. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2313. PMID: 23250426.
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