MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Jae-Il Park

Dr. Jae-Il  Park

Regular Member

Associate Professor

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

We are studying stem cells and cancer using genetically engineered mouse models and organoids with a specific interest in Wnt signaling

Wnt signaling plays key roles in governing various cellular processes during embryogenesis, organogenesis, and tissue homeostasis. We are exploring how Wnt signaling controls tissue stem and progenitor cells and orchestrates tissue regeneration.

Aberrant activation of Wnt signaling contributes to cancer. Given the crucial roles of Wnt signaling in tissue homeostasis and regeneration, direct targeting of Wnt signaling as a cancer treatment is challenging. To overcome this, we are in the study of new molecules, cancer-specific regulators of Wnt signaling, in a pre-clinical setting.


MDACC Faculty

Park Lab

Contact Information

Phone: 713-792-3659


Office: MDA Z6.3034 (Unit 0066)


Ph.D. - MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School - 2006


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