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The research of Sungjo Park, Ph.D., focuses on decoding the molecular mechanism and structural architecture of metabolism-associated cardiac proteins to obtain a deeper understanding of heart function and to translate this knowledge into clinical application.
Dr. Park's research is also focused on manufacturing engineered biomaterials to provide a valuable means for cardiac regenerative therapy. To achieve the research aims, Dr. Park employs a range of molecular biology tools and biophysical techniques including protein bioengineering, high-resolution atomic force microscopy, synchrotron radiation small angle X-ray scattering and computational molecular modeling.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world and is responsible for over 17 million deaths every year. Dr. Park hopes his research will provide a better understanding of the underlying mechanism in cardiac function and the production of novel engineered biomaterials. This research will facilitate therapeutic approaches to repair cardiac dysfunction and heart failure, ultimately leading to improved patient quality of life.
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