Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

ISSN - 2157-7536

Joshua J. Park

Joshua J. Park, Ph.D.
Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine and Life Sciences
The University of Toledo, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, United States


After PhD study at Johns Hopkins University, I worked as postdoctoral fellow at National Institute of Health (NIH) to study endocrine and neuroendocrine disorders such as type II diabetes, obesity, and dysfunctional hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. My major focus was on the identification of molecular, cellular, and physiological mechanism that regulates the activity-dependent secretion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and HPA hormones. After moving to the Department of Neurosciences at University of Toledo College of Medicine, I have worked on the reposition of natural products for the treatments of neurodegenerative diseases and bone defect. We are currently examining the efficacy of a human food additive for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer’disease, and bone defects.