The Christopher Park Lab

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.
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  • 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)