University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Sang Chul Park

Sang Chul ParkSang Chul Park has received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Seoul National University (SNU) medical school, where he has served as professor of biochemistry for 33 years. He pioneered aging research as director of the SNU Institute on Aging, which was designated as the Center of Excellence for Aging and Apoptosis Research by Ministry of Science and Technology and the WHO Collaborating Center. After SNU, he served as director of Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute at Gachon University, and is now the vice president of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology.

He has contributed a great deal to the development of biomedical sciences in Korea, serving as presidents of the Korean Society of Biomedical Gerontology, the Federation of Korean Gerontological Societies, the Korean Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Korean Society of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology.

Park initiated the Korea-Japan Exchange Program for Aging Research, Joint Research Group for Cancer and Aging, and Asian Aging Research Core. He served as editor to both the Mechanism of Aging and Development and the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology.

To further the study of human longevity, he initiated the Korean Centenarian Study.  Park also led research on metabolic and genetic regulatory system in relation to cancer and aging, focusing on aging and longevity.  Due to his distinguished contributions to both academic and social concerns, he has been awarded a variety of commendations by academic and medical societies, including the medal of honor (Moran Jang) from the President of Korea.

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