The Park group is developing new tools for biological research, such as high-throughput, single-cell RNA-Seq methods, to decipher, in an unbiased fashion, the intra- and inter-cellular circuits that coordinate immune responses. Single-cell transcriptomics reveals widespread bimodality in stimulated immune cells.
The Park group is developing solid-state quantum photonic, optoelectronic, and plasmonic devices that work all the way down to the single photon level. These devices, whose operation is critically dependent upon quantum mechanical principles, may enable all-optical computing and provide the basis for solid-state quantum information processing.
The Park group is developing a vertical silicon nanowire platform that enables diverse chemical and electrical interrogations of living cells. These nanoscale needles provide direct physical access to the interior of a cell, thereby enabling delivery of a wide variety of biomolecules into otherwise hard-to-transfect cells (left) and measurements of electrical activity of a neuronal network (right).