Jay Park, Lead Thinker

Having graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cornell University’s College of Engineering, Jay Park is currently a graduate student at the Seoul National University School of Medicine in South Korea. While at Cornell, he conducted biomolecular research at Lucks Lab—improving the reverse-transcriptase step of SHAPE-Seq (a high throughput RNA structure probing technique), evaluated acceptable molarity ranges for purification processes at Genentech and helmed public relations at the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. He was also Vice-President of Beta Theta Pi[HS1] —winning the Knox Award for Chapter excellence. Fluent in English and Korean, he has also taught himself elementary Chinese and Italian while cultivating a multi-cultural appreciation for film and literary works of fiction. He received the Outstanding Research Award from the Department of Epidemiology at SNU and the Scheele Outstanding Junior Chemical Engineering Award from Cornell University. As part of Aesir Lab’s Think Tank Team, Jay’s expansive intellect, research in genetics, and curious demeanor will provide a unique perspective to a discourse seeking novel approaches to the problems of civilization.

 He can be reached at park@aesirlab.com.