Mi-Kyoung Kwak

The Catholic University of Korea, College of Pharmacy, Republic of Korea

Mi-Kyoung Kwak received her B.S. degree, her M.S. degree, and her Pharm.D. degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, by 1997. Dr. Kwak had her postdoctoral training in the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, from 1997 to 1998 and at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, from 1999 to 2001. She then worked as a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins University for another 2 years before she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Yeungnam University College of Pharmacy, Korea, in 2003. Dr. Kwak has been currently an Associate Professor at College of Pharmacy, the Catholic University of Korea since 2011. Her professional career includes working as an Assistant Professor (2004–2008) and an Associate Professor (2009– 2011) at the Yeungnam University, Korea. She is a Member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Kwak has served as an Associate Editor of Archives of Pharmacal Research (since 2009), Biomolecules & Therapeutics (2009–2010), and Cancer Prevention Research (since 2010). Her ongoing research projects include the role of Nrf2 in cancer cell survival and chemosensitivity, tissue specific role of Nrf2 in tumorigenesis, molecular mechanism of cancer chemoprevention, role of the proteasome system in diabetic pathology, protein toxicity and its role in diverse diseases, and targeted regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) for the control of tissue fibrosis.

Biography Updated on 31 March 2013

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