Joongkyu Park

Joongkyu Park

Assistant Professor

joongkyu.park@wayne.edu

Joongkyu Park

Office Address

6263 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

Biography

The brain stores, retrieves, and erases information every single moment to mediate the organisms’ successful interaction with the environment. It is now widely considered that these functions are mediated by selective strengthening and weakening of synaptic connections (termed ‘synaptic plasticity’). My research goals are to understand those long-lasting synaptic changes at the molecular level. In particular, my main focus is to understand postsynaptic molecular dynamics responsible for memory acquisition, consolidation, and extinction. I have extensive experience in studying native neurotransmitter receptor complexes and their post-translational modifications from in vivo brains.

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Education

B.S., Biochemistry, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2004 (Magna Cum Laude)
Ph.D., Biology, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2010

Training

Postdoc, Biology, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2010 – 2011
Postdoc, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2011 – 2017
Associate Research Scientist, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2017 – 2018

Publications

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Department of Pharmacology