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Sun Ah Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Professor, KAIST
KAIST Institute for Health Science and Technology

- Office: KI Bldg. C516
- E-mail: sap001(at)kaist.ac.kr
- Tel: +82-42-350-7163 
- Fax: +82-42-350-7160
- Curriculum Vitae: pdf

Research Field

  • Biomarker
  • Effect of Metabolic Syndrome on Brain
  • Molecular Mechanism of Neurodegenerative Disorder
  • Tau
  • Synapse

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, USA, Sep 2006 to Aug 2008
  • Ph.D. Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Sep 1997 to Aug 2001
  • M.S. Neuroscience, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Mar 1995 to Aug 1997
  • M.D., Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Mar 1987 to Feb 1993

Professional Career

  • Research Professor & KI Fellow, KAIST Institute for Health Science and Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, March 2017 to present
  • Professor, Department of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea, Mar 2014 to Feb 2017
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea, Mar 2009 to Feb 2014
  • Instructor and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea, Oct 2002 to Feb 2009
  • Fellow, Dept. Neurology, Yonsei University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Mar 2000 to Sep 2002
  • Research Fellow, Dept. Neurology, Dept. Biomedical Science & Brain Disease Research Center, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea, Mar 1998 to Feb 2000
  • Intern and Neurology Resident in Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Mar 1993 to Feb 1998

Speciality Certification

  • Korean Board of Neurology, 1998
  • MD granted by Ministry and Health and Welfare, Korea, 1993

Awards and Fellowships

  • Award of excellent paper from Korean Dementia Association, 2013
  • Award of excellent poster presentation from Korean Dementia Association, 2013
  • Abroad Fellowship Training of Young Investigator by Korean Research Foundation, Sep 2006 to Aug 2007
  • Young investigator’s award from Korean Neurological Association, 2004

Membership & Editorial Board

  • Society for neuroscience (member)
  • The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment (ISTAART, member)
  • Korean neurological association (member)
  • Korean society for biochemistry and molecular biology (member)
  • The Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (member)
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical Neurology