Hee-Young Park, Ph.D.


Assistant DeDr. Park 2an

Room L-315, 617-638-5255 Hee-Young Park or hypark@bu.edu

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.