News

May 2022 – New postdoc Ruby joins the lab officially. She got her Ph.D. degree from Seoul National University College of Pharmacy in South Korea. Welcome, we look forward to working with you!

April 2022 – Danny has been selected to receive a Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program Student Travel Award! Danny will attend the ASGCT 25th annual meeting in DC in May. Congrats!

April 2022 – Irina got a new position from Onco Nanomedicine Inc. as a senior scientist in Dallas TX. Many congratulations!

March 2022 – Daniel Kolpek joins the lab officially as a Ph.D. Student. Welcome!

January 2022 – Our lab is awarded the NIH/NIGMS Center for Biomedical Research Excellence Project Grant! This grant will support the Developing Sex-specific Nanoparticle for Immunomodulation. The total costs will be over $800K for 3 years.

August 2021 – The lab is awarded the Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) Grant from the University of Kentucky! This fund will support developing a novel Nanotherapeutics for Spinal Cord Injury.

July 2021 – Camara won 1st place at the 2021 REU Research Competition in the Poster presentation. Congrats!

July 2021 – Our collaborative book chapter with Dr. Lonnie Shea from the University of Michigan is accepted and in-press now. It will be published in Spinal Cord Injury Pain, Elsevier

May 2021 – Dr. Park is chosen to receive the Wethington and Collegiate Pillar Award from the University of Kentucky

May 2021 – Camara Casson from Florida Tech joins the lab as the Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

March 2021 – The lab is awarded the NIH NIGMS Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) pilot grant! This grant will support our Combinative approaches for Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration project.

July 2020 – Matthew Farmer joins the lab as a undergraduate research assistant.

June 2020 – Dr. Irina Kakashnikova joins the lab as a postdoctoral research fellow.

December 2019 – Dr. Park presents at the TERMIS-AM in Orlando.

October 2019 – Dr. Park presents at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers as a research panel.

September 2019 – Dr. Park’s publication in PNAS is featured in Biological Research Information Center in South Korea as a Noble Korean Scientist and Research Accomplishment.

August 2019 – Dr. Park is appointed as a faculty associate of the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBRIC) at The University of Kentucky College of Medicine

August 2019 – Dr. Park’s publication in PNAS is featured in the Michigan Engineering News and in more than 30 media worldwide.

August 2019 – The Park Research Group joins the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.