Kansas State University
Park is an expert in gene transformation, gene functional analysis, and comparative genome-wide transcriptional profiling. During the past 20 years, Sunghun Park has worked with Kendal Hirschi on understanding redox-mediated plant adaptation mechanisms to abiotic stresses and increasing calcium concentrations in fruits and vegetables. Park has successfully established a genetic engineering system using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in crop species to determine how the genome sequences cause plant phenotypes. Park is a professor at the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources, Kansas State University. He has over 30 years of experience in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation of numerous plant species. Outside of the lab, Park enjoy s traveling to Galveston, Texas, to ocean fish.