Chung-Mo ParkProfessor
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Current Research Interests
All biological processes of life are controlled by complex networks of chemical reactions between inorganic and organic materials and biological molecules, including nucleic acids and proteins. Among these, proteins play the most critical role as structural constituents and as functional regulators in virtually all aspects of biochemical events occurring in living organisms. Physicochemical and biochemical properties as well as physiological roles of proteins are determined by genetic information encoded in the genomes. Genomic structures and molecular mechanisms underlying genome function are being extensively studies in recent years. In particular, very recent studies on gene-protein relationships in eukaryotes have revealed that roles of the genes residing in the genomes are regulated at multiple steps through elaborate regulatory schemes. The newly emerging regulatory schemes include microRNA, small interfering peptides, and controlled protein degradations in addition to molecular interactions between diverse biomolecules, such as proteins, DNA and RNA, and lipids. Our researches are mainly focused on these postgenomic tools with an aim of elucidating molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying functional roles of genes and proteins in the regulation of growth, flowering, and stem cell proliferation. We have recently set out bioenergy researches in which the genomic and postgenomic tools are applied to engineer crop plants that can be used for production of bioenergy.

B.S. Biology, Seoul National University, Korea, 1983

Ph.D. Biological Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, 1993

Research Experiences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences,
State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, 1993-1995

Researcher, The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Buffalo, USA, 1995-1996

Principal Investigator, Kumho Life & Environmental Science Laboratory, Kwangju, KOREA, 1996-2002

Adjunct professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Mokpo National University, Mokpo, KOREA, 1999-2001

Associate professor, Graduate School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering,
Seoul National University, KOREA, 2002-Present

Representative Publications
"Membrane-bound transcription factors in plants", Pil Joon Seo, Sang-Gyu Kim and Chung-Mo Park, Trends in Plant Science 13, 550-556 (2008)

"HD-ZIP III activity is modulated by competitive inhibitors via a feedback loop in Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem development", Youn-Sung Kim, Sang-Gyu Kim, Minsun Lee, Ilha Lee, Hye-Young Park, Pil Joon Seo, Jae-Hoon Jung, Eun-Jung Kwon, Se Won Suh, Kyung-Hee Paek, and Chung-Mo Park, Plant Cell 20, 920-933 (2008)

"The GIGANTEA-regulated microRNA172 mediates photoperiodic flowering independent of CONSTANS in Arabidopsis", Jae-Hoon Jung, Yeon-Hee Seo, Pil Joon Seo, Jose Luis Reyes, Ju Yun, Nam-Hai Chua and Chung-Mo Park, Plant Cell 19, 2736-2748 (2007)

"A membrane-bound NAC transcription factor regulates cell division in Arabidopsis", Youn-Sung Kim, Sang-Gyu Kim, Jung-Eun Park, Hye-Young Park, Mi-Hye Lim, Nam-Hai Chua and Chung-Mo Park, Plant Cell 18, 3132-3144 (2002)

"Light and brassinosteroid signals are integrated via a small G-protein in etiolated seedling growth", Jeong-Gu Kang, Ju Yun, Dae-Hwan Kim, Kyung-Sook Chung, Shozo Fujioka, Jeong-Il Kim, Hye-Won Dae, Shigeo Yoshida, Suguru Takatsuto, Pill-Soon Song and Chung-Mo Park, Cell 105, 625-636 (2001)

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