Dr. Park received his PhD in biology at Chung-Ang University in Korea for research on the biosynthetic pathway and the gene regulation of a plant growth-promoting hormone, Brassinosteroid. After his PhD, he moved to Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford for his postdoc research. The research at Carnegie was focused on plant innate immune signaling pathways and signaling cross-talks through protein-protein interactions. During his academic research, he published over 20 peer-reviewed papers and 9 first-authored research articles. He also served as a manager and mentor, and provided a bright working environment. At Soilcea, his research experience is leading to successful development of HLB and canker-resistant citrus varieties, and his management role helps make an efficient, passionate, and happy working environment.