Director, Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory
- Postdoc, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institution, National Institutes of Health
- PhD, Kinesiology (emphasis in cardiovascular genomics), University of Maryland College Park
- MS, Kinesiology (emphasis in cell biology/immunology), Seoul National University
- BS, Kinesiology, Seoul National University
Joon-Young Park is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology in the College of Public Health at Temple University. He is a professional member of American Physiological Society, American Heart Association, and American College of Sports Medicine. He previously or currently serves as a member of editorial board for several scientific journals including Exercise and Sport Science Reviews, Clinical Science, Integrative Medicine Research, and Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation. He is a recipient of Scientist Development Grant Award and Certificate of Research Excellence Award from American Heart Association. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, over 60 refereed conference proceedings, and 4 book chapters. Dr. Park's current research focuses on determining the molecular basis of exercise effects on vascular disease and function. Exercise is the most potent nonpharmacological interventions for cardiovascular diseases. Understanding the fundamental molecular mechanisms of the exercise effects is crucial as it can provide insights into the pathological processes during disease development and may lead to the discovery of novel therapeutic targets. Current research projects focus on answering such questions as: How can the physiological changes during exercise be defined at the cellular level? How do endothelial cells respond to those associated stimuli? What mediates cellular responses to the stimulus? And, how do cells adapt to the stimulus when it persists repeatedly and chronically? His teaching includes courses in the context of integrative exercise physiology in cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and metabolic systems.