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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

513-803-7871

My Biography & Research

Biography

Joo-Seop Park, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Divisions of Pediatric Urology and Developmental Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He received his bachelor's in pharmacy from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. He subsequently studied the regulation of gene transcription with Dr. Jeffrey W. Roberts at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he obtained his doctorate in molecular biology and genetics in 2004. Dr. Park then went on to postdoctoral training with Dr. Andrew P. McMahon at Harvard University where he was awarded fellowships from the National Kidney Foundation and the Charles King Trust to study mammalian kidney development.

Dr. Park is interested in understanding how progenitor cells maintain their multi-potent status and how they differentiate into different types of cells during organogenesis of the mammalian kidney and bladder. His lab studies transcriptional and epigenetic controls of cis-regulatory modules that act downstream of various signaling pathways.

Research Interests

Molecular biology; genetics.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Departments

Urology, Urology, Developmental Biology

My Education

PhD: Molecular Biology, Cornell University.

My Publications

Lo YH, Chung E, Li Z, Wan YW, Mahe MM, Chen MS, Noah TK, Bell KN, Yalamanchili HK, Klisch TJ, Liu Z, Park JS, Shroyer NF. Transcriptional Regulation by ATOH1 and its Target SPDEF in the Intestine. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017;3(1):51-71.

Cotton JL, Li Q, Ma L, Park JS, Wang J, Ou J, Zhu LJ, Ip YT, Johnson RL, Mao J. YAP/TAZ and Hedgehog Coordinate Growth and Patterning in Gastrointestinal Mesenchyme. Dev Cell. 2017;43(1):35-47 e4.

Chung E, Deacon P, Park JS. Notch is required for the formation of all nephron segments and primes nephron progenitors for differentiation. Development. 2017;144(24):4530-9.

Warrick JI, Walter V, Yamashita H, Chung E, Shuman L, Amponsa VO, Zheng Z, Chan W, Whitcomb TL, Yue F, Iyyanki T, Kawasawa YI, Kaag M, Guo W, Raman JD, Park JS, DeGraff DJ. FOXA1, GATA3 and PPAR Cooperate to Drive Luminal Subtype in Bladder Cancer: A Molecular Analysis of Established Human Cell Lines. Sci Rep. 2016;6:38531.

Liu X, Li H, Rajurkar M, Li Q, Cotton JL, Ou J, Zhu LJ, Goel HL, Mercurio AM, Park JS, Davis RJ, Mao J. Tead and AP1 Coordinate Transcription and Motility. Cell reports. 2016;14(5):1169-80.

Chung E, Deacon P, Marable S, Shin J, Park JS. Notch signaling promotes nephrogenesis by downregulating Six2. Development. 2016;143(21):3907-13.  

Xu J, Liu H, Park JS, Lan Y, Jiang R. Osr1 acts downstream of and interacts synergistically with Six2 to maintain nephron progenitor cells during kidney organogenesis. Development. 2014;141:1442-1452.

Brunskill EW, Park JS, Chung E, Chen F, Magella B, Potter SS. Single cell dissection of early kidney development: multilineage priming. Development. 2014;141, 3093-3101.

Wang J, Park JS, Wei Y, Rajurkar M, Cotton JL, Fan Q, Lewis BC, Ji H, Mao J. TRIB2 acts downstream of Wnt/TCF in liver cancer cells to regulate YAP and C/EBPalpha function. Mol Cell. 2013;51:211-225.

Park JS, Ma W, O'Brien LL, Chung E, Guo JJ, Cheng JG, Valerius MT, McMahon JA, Wong WH, McMahon AP. Six2 and Wnt regulate self-renewal and commitment of nephron progenitors through shared gene regulatory networks. Dev Cell. 2012;23:637-651.