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Hee-Young Park, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedical Sciences & Education
Address72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5527
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-8981-6484
Other Positions
TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentDermatology
DivisionDermatology (excluding Mohs Surgery)

TitleAssistant Dean
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

TitleChair
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedical Sciences & Education

TitleGraduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Hee-Young Park, Assistant Dean of GMS and a faculty member of the Dermatology and Biochemistry departments, received both B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. Born in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Park moved to Sapporo, Japan with her family for middle school. She then came to Fayetteville, Arkansas for high school and remained in the U.S. to pursue her interests in science. Dr. Park’s research for past two decades has focused on signaling pathways and factors that control skin color, aging and cutaneous wound healing. In addition to her research activities, she has consulted cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies interested in developing treatments for pigmentation-disorders and holds a patent for a method to decrease skin pigmentation. Dr. Park also has a long-standing interest in teaching and mentoring students. She has served as a faculty advisor and mentor to graduate students, medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows. She hopes to continue to devote her time to serving the GMS community and helping all GMS students to have enriched educational experiences that will best prepare them for their future careers.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • melanoma
  • pigmentation
  • protein kinase C
  • signaling pathways
  • skin cancers
 Publications
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  1. Mitchell B, Leone D, Feller JK, Bondzie P, Yang S, Park HY, Mahalingam M. Correlation of chemokine receptor CXCR4 mRNA in primary cutaneous melanoma with established histopathologic prognosticators and the BRAF status. Melanoma Res. 2014 Dec; 24(6):621-5. PMID: 25211166.
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  2. Belisle ES, Park HY. Metformin: a potential drug to treat hyperpigmentation disorders. J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Oct; 134(10):2488-91. PMID: 25219649.
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  3. Mitchell B, Leone D, Feller K, Menon S, Bondzie P, Yang S, Park HY, Mahalingam M. Protein expression of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 and its ligand CXCL12 in primary cutaneous melanoma--biomarkers of potential utility? Hum Pathol. 2014 Oct; 45(10):2094-100. PMID: 25130395.
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  4. Bae-Harboe YS, Park HY. Tyrosinase: a central regulatory protein for cutaneous pigmentation. J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Dec; 132(12):2678-80. PMID: 23187110.
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  5. Yaar M, Park HY. Melanocytes: a window into the nervous system. J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Mar; 132(3 Pt 2):835-45. PMID: 22158549.
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  6. Kloxin CJ, Scott TF, Park HY, Bowman CN. Mechanophotopatterning on a photoresponsive elastomer. Adv Mater. 2011 May 3; 23(17):1977-81. PMID: 21360784.
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  7. Jung M, Lee S, Park HY, Youm JK, Jeong S, Bae J, Kwon MJ, Park BD, Lee SH, Choi EH. Anti-ageing effects of a new synthetic sphingolipid (K6EAA-L12) on aged murine skin. Exp Dermatol. 2011 Apr; 20(4):314-9. PMID: 21366697.
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  8. Park HY, Kim JH, Ji JH, Ahn SK, Hong SP. Variant of phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica. J Dermatol. 2011 Jul; 38(7):719-22. PMID: 21352309.
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  9. Byers HR, Boissel SJ, Tu C, Park HY. RNAi-mediated knockdown of protein kinase C-alpha inhibits cell migration in MM-RU human metastatic melanoma cell line. Melanoma Res. 2010 Jun; 20(3):171-8. PMID: 20216103.
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  10. Park HY, Wu C, Yaar M, Stachur CM, Kosmadaki M, Gilchrest BA. Role of BMP-4 and Its Signaling Pathways in Cultured Human Melanocytes. Int J Cell Biol. 2009; 2009:750482. PMID: 20130821.
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  11. Park HY, Kosmadaki M, Yaar M, Gilchrest BA. Cellular mechanisms regulating human melanogenesis. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2009 May; 66(9):1493-506. PMID: 19153661.
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  12. Yaar M, Wu C, Park HY, Panova I, Schutz G, Gilchrest BA. Bone morphogenetic protein-4, a novel modulator of melanogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2006 Sep 1; 281(35):25307-14. PMID: 16837459.
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  13. Park HY, Wu C, Yonemoto L, Murphy-Smith M, Wu H, Stachur CM, Gilchrest BA. MITF mediates cAMP-induced protein kinase C-beta expression in human melanocytes. Biochem J. 2006 May 1; 395(3):571-8. PMID: 16411896.
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  14. Kim EJ, Park HY, Yaar M, Gilchrest BA. Modulation of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors in melanocytes. Exp Dermatol. 2005 Aug; 14(8):625-33. PMID: 16026585.
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  15. Seah CC, Phillips TJ, Howard CE, Panova IP, Hayes CM, Asandra AS, Park HY. Chronic wound fluid suppresses proliferation of dermal fibroblasts through a Ras-mediated signaling pathway. J Invest Dermatol. 2005 Feb; 124(2):466-74. PMID: 15675969.
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  16. Park HY, Wu H, Killoran CE, Gilchrest BA. The receptor for activated C-kinase-I (RACK-I) anchors activated PKC-beta on melanosomes. J Cell Sci. 2004 Jul 15; 117(Pt 16):3659-68. PMID: 15252133.
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  17. Park HY, Lee J, González S, Middelkamp-Hup MA, Kapasi S, Peterson S, Gilchrest BA. Topical application of a protein kinase C inhibitor reduces skin and hair pigmentation. J Invest Dermatol. 2004 Jan; 122(1):159-66. PMID: 14962104.
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  18. Park HY, Gilchrest BA. More on MITF. J Invest Dermatol. 2002 Dec; 119(6):1218-9. PMID: 12485419.
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  19. Park HY, Gilchrest BA. Signaling pathways mediating melanogenesis. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 1999 Nov; 45(7):919-30. PMID: 10643996.
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