Hyun Jung (HJ) Park, PhD

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics


3122 Public Health Building, 130 DeSoTo street, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
R-znvy: ulc60@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-5075
Web site:

Personal Statement

Dr. Park investigates large-scale behavior of molecular dynamics in human diseases using bioinformatics. Especially, he is identifying molecular mechanisms of human diseases across diverse types of genetic and epigenetic data through big data analysis and machine learning algorithms. In addition, he is interested in developing computational methods to predict treatment outcomes and elucidating translational implications of the predictions in collaborations. 


2017 Postdoc Associate, Duncan Cancer Center (Wei Li, mentor), Baylor College of Medicine

2012 Ph.D., Computer Science (Luay Nakhleh, mentor), Rice University

2007 M.S., Computer Science (Tiffani Williams, mentor), Texas A&M University

2005 B.S., Computer Science, Yonsei University

Selected Publications

 H-J. Parkˆ, P. Jiˆ, S. Kim, Z. Xia, B. Rodriguez, C-P. Masamha, A-B, Shyu, J. Neilson, E.J. Wagner*, W. Li*, “3′ UTR shortening Down-regulates Tumor Suppressors in trans by Disrupting the CeRNA Crosstalk." Nature Genetics, 50, 783-789 (2018). DOI:10.1038

H. J. Park^*, S. Kim, W. Li*, “Model-based analysis of competing-endogenous pathways
(MACPath) in human cancers”, PLoS Computational Biology, 14(3): e1006074. DOI:10.1371.

M. Jeong^, H. J. Park^, H. Celik, E. L. Ostrander, J. M. Reyes, A. Guzman, B. Rodriguez, Y. Lee, L. Ding, O. A. Guryanova, W. Li, M. A. Goodell*, G. A. Challen*, “Loss of Dnmt3a Immortalizes Hematopoietic Stem Cells in vivo”, Cell Reports, in press.


L. Minˆ, M. Jeongˆ, D. Sunˆ, H-J. Parkˆ, B. Rodriguezˆ, Z. Xia, L. Yang, X. Zhang, GJ. Darlington, W. Li* and M.A. Goodell*, “Long Non-coding RNAs Control Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC) Function." Cell Stem Cell, 16(4):426-38, 2015. DOI:10.1016/j.stem.2015.02.002 

L. Wangˆ, H-J. Parkˆ, S. Wang, J-P Kocher, W. Li*, “CPAT: Coding-Potential Assessment Tool Using an Alignment-Free Logistic Regression Model." Nucleic Acid Research 41(6), 2013, DOI:10.1093/nar/gkt006 

H-J. Parkˆ and L. Nakhleh*, “Inference of Reticulate Evolutionary Histories by Maximum Likelihood: The Performance of Information Criteria." BMC Bioinformatics, 13: S12, 2012. bmcbioinformatics.biomedcentral.com/articles 

Hyun Jung (HJ)  Park