Derek Sungho Park

Yale University

Derek Sungho Park, from Weston, Massachusetts, graduated Magna cum Laude in May 2013 from Yale University with an intensive B.S. and honors in Biology. As a student, Derek was a Beckman Scholar and an active, publishing researcher in evolutionary biology looking at gene expression and oncoloytic virotherapy. For side interests, he was the nationally-ranked captain of Yale's Pistol Team. After graduation, Derek decided to pursue his interest in research at the interface between clinical and basic science at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Based in the Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology, he has been involved in modeling breast cancer dynamics and works closely with both clinical and experimental colleagues. With the Marshall Scholarship he hopes to continue studying the dynamic evolutionary processes involved in cancer growth at the University of Oxford and ultimately bring novel therapies to patients.