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Kyung Chan (KC) Park

BSc (Hons), DPhil, AFHEA

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Stipendiary Lecturer in Medicine, Trinity College

My longstanding interest in the biology of the heart led me to focus on a range of topics pertaining to cardiovascular science during my undergraduate degree (Biomedical Sciences, King’s College London). Under the supervision of Professor Michael Marber, my dissertation considered cardiac troponin as a commonly used biomarker, but an imperfect, index of myocardial injury (review). After graduating in 2015, I subsequently joined the laboratory of Professor Michael Shattock at the Rayne Institute (BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King’s College London) on a Physiological Society Studentship.

In 2016, I commenced the British Heart Foundation 4-Year Non-Clinical PhD Studentship in Cardiovascular Science at the University of Oxford, as a Postgraduate Student of The Queen’s College. I joined DPAG in 2017 as a DPhil student of Prof. Pawel Swietach (co-supervised by Prof. Nicola Smart), investigating the effects of dysregulated propionate metabolism on cardiac physiology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I suspended my DPhil project to conduct research on COVID-19

In August 2021, I completed my DPhil and continued working with Prof. Swietach as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist, funded by the Propionic Acidemia Foundation. During this position, I began training in epigenetics with Prof. Thomas Milne at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

In addition to my research activities, I teach undergraduates as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Medicine at Trinity College, and act as laboratory supervisor for FHS research projects. In March 2022, I was certified as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (accredited by Advance HE).



November 2022: Oxford BHF CRE Annual Symposium.

May 2022: European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biomedicine. 

June 2020: Sherrington Talks, Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, Oxford. 

September 2019: Wellcome Trust OXION Annual Symposium, Oxford.

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