Park Lab since 2018
Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) awarded!!!
Feb 22, 2023
Thrilled to announce that we have been awarded an Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG) for our ongoing research. With this support, we aim to understand how compartmental protein demand and homeostasis are modified in Alzheimer’s disease models. We appreciate the significant support from the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org). #ENDALZ
Anna awarded WSU Pharmacology SNAP funding! Congrats!
Jan 27, 2023
Bridget is selected as a recipient of the 2023 UROP Winter-Spring/Summer Award! Congrats!
Jan 19, 2023
Anna is selected as the Pharmacology Image Contest Winners! Congrats!
Aug 29, 2022
Anna is selected as a recipient of the Corrine F. Resta Endowed Doctoral Support Award! Congrats!
Aug 25, 2022
Joongkyu is selected as a recipient of the Wayne State University School of Medicine's College Teaching Award. Congrats!
Aug 22, 2022
New paper is out!
August 19, 2022
NMDA receptor-targeted enrichment of CaMKIIα improves fear memory.
Chifor A, Choi J, Park J.
iScience (2022) 25: 104864. doi:10.1016/j.isci.2022.104864
"Capitalizing on the fact that long-term potentiation requires N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha (CaMKIIα), we develop an intrabody that targets NMDARs and show that intrabody-mediated postsynaptic enrichment of CaMKIIα in the hippocampus improves contextual fear memory. "
Joongkyu is selected as a recipient of the Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Conference Award. Congrats!
May 2, 2022
Sana is inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the US! Congrats!
Anna is selected as NIH-funded Chemistry Biology Interface (CBI) Scholar for the 2022-2023! Congrats!
Anthony won the 1st Place in the Basic Science Research of the 2022 Medical Student Research Symposium! Congrats!
February 15, 2021
Anthony's got the WSU SOM 2021 Medical Student Research Fellowship! Congrats!
May 21, 2021
Anthony is the 1st Place Winner of Basic Science Research of the 2021 Medical Student Research Virtual Symposium!
February 12, 2021
The 2021 Medical Student Research Virtual Symposium at Wayne State University School of Medicine announced today that Anthony Chifor is the recipient of the 1st place winner of the Basic Science Research for the development of novel, genetically encoded tools. Congratulations, Anthony!
Positions are available!
September 01, 2020
Graduate students: Graduate students who are highly motivated to study molecular neuroscience (through the Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University) are encouraged to apply.
Details are available via https://pharmacology.med.wayne.edu/pharm-phd
Postdocs & Research assistants: Not available at this moment.
Feel free to email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New paper is out!
October 08, 2018
Phosphorylation of the AMPAR-TARP Complex in Synaptic Plasticity.
Proteomes (2018) 6: 40. Review. doi: 10.3390/proteomes6040040
• Special Issue "Neuroproteomics"
"This review summarizes the studies on phosphorylation of the AMPAR pore-forming subunits and auxiliary proteins including transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory proteins (TARPs) and discusses its role in synaptic plasticity."