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Margaret  Park

Margaret Park

Margaret Park
Assistant Professor

Contact

Office: ISA 6203
Phone: 813/974-3999
Lab: ISA 6058
Email:

Education

2013-2015
Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical and Translational Sciences
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Virginia Commonwealth University

1999-2005
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Genetics
College of Medicine
Tulane University

1995-1999
Bachelors of Science (B.S.), Biology
Erskine College Due West, SC

Professional Experience

2005 – 2009
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University

Research

My laboratory’s main interests lie at the conjunction of alternative mRNA splicing and cell motility / proliferation pathways and the clinical consequences (such as cancer) of dysregulation of these pathways. Alternative splicing is a process whereby a genome of roughly 25,000 genes gives rise to over 100,000 transcripts and a similarly large number of proteins. My laboratory uses both traditional and novel Next Generation Sequencing technologies to identify and characterize novel transcripts that lead to: the epithelial to mesenchymal transition, various stress responses, and eventually the transformation of primary cells to a more neoplastic phenotype.

Graduate Students

Emily Mayo, Shaun Stevens