Gregory Park

Assistant Professor, Division of Global Pediatrics

Gregory Park

Contact Info

parkx479@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-0380

Fax 612-626-9924

Office Address:
3-410 LRB/MTRF
2001 6th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Division of Global Pediatrics


Genetics; Iowa State University; Ames, IA

Biology; Carroll College; Helena, MT

Summary

Dr. Park's research interests encompass the molecular and cell biology of pathogen and host interactions and their involvement in pathogenesis. In particular, he is interested in human and parasite interactions that result in cerebral malaria, and the neurologic deficits and cognitive impairments frequently seen in survivors.

Awards & Recognition

  • Intramural Research Training Award; NIH/NIAID, 2003-2005
  • Professional Advancement Grant; Iowa State University, 2001, 2002
  • Joan K. Stadler Research Fellowship; Iowa State University, 2000
  • USDA National Needs Fellowship; Iowa State University, 1997-2000

Research

Publications

Park GS, Ireland KF, Opoka RO, John CC. Evidence of endothelial activation in asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia and effect of blood group on levels of von Willebrand factor in malaria. J Ped Infect Dis. 2012. 1(1):16-25.

Boulware DR, Bonham SC, Meya DB, Wiesner DL, Park GS, Kambugu A, Janoff EN, Bohjanen PR. Paucity of initial cerebrospinal fluid inflammation in cryptococcal meningitis is associated with subsequent immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. J Infect Dis. 2010. 202(6):962-970.

John CC, Park GS, Sam-Agudu N, Opoka RO, Boivin MJ. Elevated serum levels of IL-1ra in children with Plasmodium falciparum malaria are associated with increased severity of disease. Cytokine. 2008. 41(3):204-8.

John CC, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Opoka RO, Park GS, Orchard PJ, Jurek AM, Idro R, Byarugaba J, Boivin MJ. Cerebrospinal fluid cytokine levels and cognitive impairment in cerebral malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008. 78(2):198-205.