The Park lab studies the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of hematopoietic disorders arising from hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. We do so by directly comparing purified neoplastic hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells to their normal counterparts and interrogating their function in vivo and in vitro, using primary human cells whenever possible.

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Pictured: Christopher Park

Christopher Y. Park, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Physician-scientist Christopher Park focuses on the identification and characterization of molecular pathways that regulate normal and malignant stem cells in the hematopoietic system.


MD, PhD, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Lab Members

Selected Achievements

  • Clinical Scientist, Doris Duke Foundation (2012)
  • Scholar, American Federation of Aging Research (2011)
  • New Investigator Award, DOD Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (2011)
  • Fellow Scholar Award in Basic Research, American Society of Hematology (2009)
  • K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute¬†(2007)
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  • PhD with highest distinction, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2001)
  • Titus Munson Coan Prize for best essay in the biological sciences, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2001)
  • Young Investigator Award, Joint Meeting of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research and the International Cytokine Society (1998)