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Park, Soyeon Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Park's laboratory studies the biogenesis of a molecular machine known as the proteasome, a major protease in eukaryotes. Her studies have changed the traditional view of the spontaneous formation of the proteasomal ATPase ring, via revealing conserved novel assembly chaperones for regulating assembly of the heterohexameric ATPase complex of the proteasome. These four chaperones (Rpn14, Nas6, Hsm3, and Nas2) principally act as negative regulators of proteasome assembly, by coupling with ATP hydrolysis. Her laboratory focuses on elucidating; (i) biological functions of active dissociation via these chaperones, (ii) mechanisms of an assembly-coupled degradation via an oncorpotein and assembly chaperone, Gankyrin in cancers, and (iii) signaling pathways for active disassembly of the proteasome via the chaperones during stress. Her work will provide major insights into the fundamental regulatory mechanisms for the proteasome and controlled protein degradation.

keywords

  • Mechanisms of molecular chaperones, controlled protein degradation, ubiquitin-proteasome pathway

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • MCDB 6000 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • MCDB 3135 Molecular Cell Biology I (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 6000 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • MCDB 6000 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (Spring 2018)
  • MCDB 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)