Associate Professor of Horticulture Crop Improvement
Office: 3731 Throckmorton
Area(s) of Specialization:
Horticultural crop genomics/biotechnology
Dr. Park states, the general goal of his research program is to "increase the nutritional value and production efficiency of horticultural crops by using biotechnology." His very active research program includes projects to increase calcium concentrations in fruits and vegetables; metabolic engineering of flavonoids in fruits and vegetables; studying plant adaptation to stresses such as salinity, cold, and drought tolerance; engineering ornamental plants for phytoremediation; and molecular breeding for biofuels.
Dr. Park is the department's tissue culture expert, and he teaches an advanced undergraduate and graduate course on the subject. Outside of the lab, Park enjoys traveling to Galveston, Texas, to ocean fish.
B.S. Agronomy, Seoul National University, 1987
M.S. Agronomy, Seoul National University, 1989
Ph.D. Plant Physiology, Texas A&M University, 1995
Area of Emphasis
Dr. Park’s research interests include both fundamental studies to address unique questions in the role of Ca2+ in vegetable/fruit cell physiology and applied studies to enhance production and nutritional quality of horticultural crops using genomic and plant biotechnology tools. Currently, he is focusing on plant growth and adaptation mechanisms to abiotic stresses (salinity, freezing and drought), manipulating the expression levels and substrate specificity of ion transporters, development of blossom-end rot tolerant and longer shelf life horticultural crops, Phytoremediation and metabolic engineering of flavonoids for health and nutritional benefits.
Qingyu Wu, S.H. Park, M.B. Kirkham, and Kimberly A. Williams (2016) Transcriptome analysis reveals potential mechanisms for inhibition of intumescence development by UV radiation in tomato. Environmental and Experimental Botany. In Press
Florian Müller, Jiemeng Xu, Lieke Kristensen, Mieke Wolters-Arts, Peter F. M. de Groot, Stuart Y. Jansma, Celestina Mariani, S.H. Park, and Ivo Rieu (2016) High-Temperature-Induced Defects in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Anther and Pollen Development Are Associated with Reduced
Expression of B-Class Floral Patterning Genes. PLOS ONE. In Press
P. Li, G. Zhang, N. Gonzales, Y. Guo, H. Hu, S.H. Park, and J. Zhao (2016) Ca2+-and diurnal rhythmregulated Na+/Ca2+ exchanger AtNCL affects flowering time and auxin signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell & Environment. 39: 377-392
Y. Hu, Q. Wu, S.A. Sprague, J. Park, M. Oh, C.B. Rajashekar, H. Koiwa, P. Nakata, N. Cheng, K.D. Hirschi, F.F. White, and S.H. Park. (2015) Tomato expressing Arabidopsis glutaredoxin gene AtGRXS17 confers tolerance to chilling stress via modulating cold responsive components. Horticulture Research. 2: 15051 "Featured Article"
N. Driedonks, J. Xu, J.L. Peters, S.H. Park, and I. Rieu. (2015) Multi-level interactions between heat shock factors, heat shock proteins and the redox system regulate acclimation to heat. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:999
J. Zhao, P. Li, C.M. Motes, S.H. Park, and K.D. Hirschi (2015) CHX14 is a plasma membrane Kefflux transporter that regulates K+ redistribution in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell & Environment. 38: 2223-2238
J-S. Han, K. Park, S. Jeon, S.H. Park, A.H. Naing, and C. Kim (2015) Assessments of salt tolerance in a bottle gourd line expressing the Arabidopsis H+-pyrophosphatase AVP1 gene and in a watermelon plant grafted onto a transgenic bottle gourd rootstock. Plant Breeding. 134: 233-238
M. Park, J-S. Han, Y. Ahn, J. Kim, H. Lee, Y. Jang, R. Gaxiola, K.D. Hirschi, and S.H. Park. (2014) Ectopic expression of Arabidopsis H+-pyrophosphatase AVP1 enhances drought resistance in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria Standl.). Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC): Journal of Plant Biotechnology. 118: 383-389
W. Lim, R. Miller, J. Park, and S.H. Park. (2014) Consumer sensory analysis of high flavonoid transgenic tomatoes. Journal of Food Science. 79: S1212-S1217
M. Montero-Astúa, D. Rotenberg, A. Leach, B. Schneweis, S.H. Park, J. Park, T.L. German, and A.E. Whitfield. (2014) Disruption of vector transmission by a plant-expressed viral glycoprotein. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 27: 296-304
Students & Staff
Specialization: Plant Environment Interaction
Tej Man Tamang
Ph.D. Graduate Student
Shiyi (Kris) Feng
|Course #||Title||Semester||Delivery Method|
|HORT 710||Plant cell, tissue and organ culture||Spring||On Campus|
|HORT 910||Advances in plant cell culture||Spring**||On Campus|
|HORT 350||Plant propagation (micropropagation section)||Spring||On Campus|
|HORT 640||Undergraduate Research Project||Spring|