Assistant Research Professor, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Dr. Park obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Yonsei University in Korea, and a Master’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology from Dalhousie University in Canada, with a focus on signaling and transcription pathways during cellular differentiation. During his doctoral work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he studied molecular interactions between signaling molecules and cytoskeletal proteins by utilizing cell and murine models of diabetes and obesity. As a postdoctoral fellow at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of the University of Toronto, he further expanded his research interest to bioinformatics and computational biology and studied functional interaction networks in relation to cancer and metabolic diseases. In 2010, he joined the Biodesign Center for Personalized Diagnostics as a research scientist, and has worked on cancer biology and biomarker discovery for various human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases, and neurological diseases. In addition, leveraging his expertise in analyzing systems-level genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics datasets, Dr. Park has been conducting a wide range of interdisciplinary biomedical researches in collaboration with many laboratories across Arizona State University. In 2016, he was appointed as assistant research professor at the Biodesign Center for Personalized Diagnostics, and his current research is focused on identification of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cancer development and novel therapeutic targets by utilizing combined approaches of functional genomcis and computational biology.