Dr. Park graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1995, where his research toward developing novel mass spectrometry techniques was awarded outstanding undergraduate research awards by Sigma Xi and the American Cyanamid Corp. He then entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Washington and received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2004 and his MD in 2006. He has been awarded grants from the Cora May Poncin Foundation and the University of Washington for research on the establishment and propagation of polarity in developing embryonic cells and tissues. He is currently a first-year resident and he will pursue his fellowship training in gastroenterology.
Park, F. D., Tenlen, J. R., and Priess, J. R. (2004) C. elegans MOM-5/Frizzled functions in MOM-2/Wnt-independent cell polarity and is localized asymmetrically prior to cell division. Current Biology 14: 2252-2258.
Park, F. D. and Priess, J. R. (2003) Establishment of POP-1 asymmetry in early C. elegans embryos. Development 130: 3547-3556.
Hayward, M. J., Park, F. D., Manzella, L. M., and Bernasek, S. L. (1995) Sputtered protons during surface-induced dissociation (SID) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). Int. J. Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes 148: 25-30.