Renyan Liu, MD, PhD
2017: Renyan earned his PhD in Pharmacology from State University of New York Update Medical University in 2017. He wants to study the molecular mechanisms by which insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes develop. He hopes to explore ER stress and insulin signaling and investigate how BRD7 and XBP1 play roles in gluocse homeostasis. His goal is to become an independent investigator in academia. In his free time, he likes to read, listen to Ted talks, and play basketball. He also likes fishing in the sea of water and science.
Junsik Metthew Lee
2017: Junsik graduated from Wesleyan University in 2014 with a double major in Physics and Methematics. Since then he have changed paths and now hopes to become a dentist. His goal in the Park lab is to gain laboratry experience in Molecular Biology and be better prepared for a career in health science. He enjoys reading novles, playing tabletop games, and volunteeering in his spare time.
Division Administrative Members
Tanyshia Graves, Program Coordinator
2016: Lena graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Commonwealth Honors College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chinese Language and Literature. She hopes to gain research experience in the Park lab before applying to PhD or MD programs. In her free time, Lena enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, and doing the New York Times crossword puzzles.
Youngah Han, PhD
2017: Youngah graduated from Seoul National University in 2013 with a PhD in Food and Nutrition. She specializes in establishing lung disease animal models for disease such as asthma, COPD, and lung cancer. She focused on the ani-inflammatory effect and ER stress with natural products in lung related cells and animal modles. Currently, her main interest in the Park lab is to study glucose homeostasis in specific gene knockout animal models. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and serial killer dramas. Also, she loves to meet new people with different backgrounds and perspectives.