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Meet The Team


Joon Y. Park

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor

Postdoc, NHLBI/NIH

Ph.D., University of Maryland

M.S., Seoul National University

B.S., Seoul National University

Dr. Joon Y. Park is a biomedical researcher and exercise scientist in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation of Baylor University's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.  

In collaboration with experts in various fields, Dr. Park uses multidisciplinary innovative approaches, including microfluidics systems, -omics technology, and machine learning platforms. His research program has been continuously sponsored by federal and organizational funding agencies. He is also passionate about STEM education across the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. His trainees have been sponsored by various national scholarships and training grants, including the NIH MARC U-STAR, the NIDDK STEP-UP, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, and the AHA Pre- and Postdoctoral fellowships. Dr. Park is involved in multiple national services as a journal editor, a grant reviewer, an organizational committee, and a scientific program working group.


For an extended biography, please visit here.

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Thomas McAdam

Lab Manager

B.S., Baylor University

Chemistry (Major)

Mathematics (Minor)


Chatnapa Panusatid

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Mahidol University, Medicine

M.S., Mahidol University, Medicine

B.S., Mahodol University

Medical Biochemistry

Molecular Biology

Medical Technology


Regina Najera

Lab Staff

B.S., Baylor University

Neoroscience (Major)

Biochemistry (Minor)


Ben Meister

Ph.D. Student

M.S., University of Nebraska

B.S., Salisbury University

Exercise Science

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Barom Jeon

M.S. Student

B.S., Kyung Hee University

Biology (Major)

Sports Medicine (Dual Major)


Visiting Scholar


Anna Lodge

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Neuroscience (Major)

Biology (Minor)

Honors Program


Karina Oliviera

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Honors Program


Liberty Tucker

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Cellular and Molecular Biology (Major)

English (Minor)

Honors Program

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Youngho Ha

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Neuroscience (Major)


Shaan Kamanna

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Biology (Major)

Biochemistry (Minor)

Honors Program


Georgia Ihekwoaba

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Neuroscience (Major)

Former members

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