NEWS

Park Lab since 2018

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Anna is selected as the Pharmacology Image Contest Winners! Congrats!

Aug 29, 2022

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Anna is selected as a recipient of the Corrine F. Resta Endowed Doctoral Support Award! Congrats!

Aug 25, 2022

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Joongkyu is selected as a recipient of the Wayne State University School of Medicine's College Teaching Award. Congrats!

Aug 22, 2022

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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. "

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35996578/

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Joongkyu is selected as a recipient of the Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Conference Award. Congrats!

May 2, 2022

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Sana is inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the US! Congrats!

2022

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Anna is selected as NIH-funded Chemistry Biology Interface (CBI) Scholar for the 2022-2023! Congrats!

2022

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Anthony won the 1st Place in the Basic Science Research of the 2022 Medical Student Research Symposium! Congrats!

February 15, 2021

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Anthony's got the WSU SOM 2021 Medical Student Research Fellowship! Congrats!

May 21, 2021

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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!

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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 joongkyu.park@wayne.edu.

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New paper is out!

October 08, 2018

Phosphorylation of the AMPAR-TARP Complex in Synaptic Plasticity.
Park J.
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."

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30297624/

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Park lab is open!

September 01, 2018

Park lab (www.synapsepark.com) is open! We start an adventure to understand synaptic molecular dynamics underlying normal and pathological behavioral processes.