Seungman Park (Mechanical Engineering) received the prestigious NIH Career Award (NIA K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award). This five-year grant supports Park’s ongoing research to investigate the relation between tissue viscoelasticity and tumor progression in aging tissues.
Park is currently an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and worked as a research scientist/postdoc at Johns Hopkins University. His research has focused on aging/cancer mechanobiology, tissue engineering/cell mechanics, and bioinstrumentation. Park has been selected for a series of fellowships and awards, including Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIA T32 Aging Biology Training Fellowship, as well as the current NIH/NIA K25 Award.