Joongkyu Park, PhD

Joongkyu Park, PhD

Joongkyu Park, PhD

Office Address

6263 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201

Narrative Bio

The brain stores, retrieves, and erases information every single moment to mediate the organisms’ successful interaction with the environment. It is now widely considered that these functions are mediated by selective strengthening and weakening of synaptic connections (termed ‘synaptic plasticity’). My research goals are to understand those long-lasting synaptic changes at the molecular level. In particular, my main focus is to understand postsynaptic molecular dynamics responsible for memory acquisition, consolidation, and extinction. I have extensive experience in studying native neurotransmitter receptor complexes and their post-translational modifications from in vivo brains.

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Academic Rank

 Assistant Professor


B.S., Biochemistry, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2004 (Magna Cum Laude)


Ph.D., Biology, Yonsei University, South Korea, 2010

Position Title

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Neurology


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