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Jung-Eun Park, Ph.D.

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Laboratory of Metabolism
Chemistry Section
Staff Scientist
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 3118
Bethesda, MD 20892-4254


Dr. Jung-Eun Park joined the NIH in 2002 as an Office of International Affairs' predoctoral fellow and received her Ph.D. in 2004 from the Department of Biology at the Dong-A University, South Korea. She then obtained her postdoctoral research training at the NCI and became a staff scientist in the Laboratory of Metabolism, CCR, in 2010.


Dr. Park's primary research interest lies in understanding the physiological functions of two functionally distinct mammalian polo-like kinases, Plk1 and Plk4, which appear to play key roles in mitotic progression and centriole duplication, respectively. Dr. Park is also interested in developing anti-Plk1 therapeutic agents by exploiting both potential leads from our own research and from the unique resources that NCI provides to the intramural community.

This page was last updated on 7/11/2014.