Hye-Jin Park, Ph.D., obtained her B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and her Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. The primary goals during her Ph.D. were directed toward understanding the molecular mechanism of vessel wall inflammation and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. After completing the Ph.D., she joined Prof. Dr. M Maral Mouradian’s lab at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, to continue her research as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. She focused on elucidating the mechanisms by which pathogenic gene products cause Parkinson’s Disease. In 2018 she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Patrizia Casaccia in the Neuroscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center.
CNS inflammation / neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases / molecular and cellular biology of glia cells / neuron-glia interaction in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration