Title: Biomedical Research Scientist
Company: VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Location: Northridge, California, United States
Moon K. Song, Biomedical Research Scientist at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biological science research.
Originally from Korea, Dr. Song matriculated at the University of Hawaii. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in 1964 and 1966, respectively, before earning a Doctor of Philosophy from the University Hawaii School of Medicine in 1972. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Song held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1974 and though he had originally pursued chemistry, Dr. Song changed his focus to biological science. He has been noted for his achievements in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.
Dr. Song is known for his work in drug development with a focus on preventative medicine. He holds patents with Pro-Z for the treatment and prevention of diabetes and cancer treatment as well as patents with Cyclo-Z for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune disorders, atherosclerosis, and cancer treatment. The patented products will be modified for human uses, and the diabetes and obesity treatment drugs are especially promising. He considers his work in drug development as well as immigrating to the United States to be his greatest accomplishments.
Dr. Song has held numerous roles throughout the course of his career. He worked as a research assistant and a junior researcher for the University of Hawaii before working as a research chemist for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Hills, California, from 1974 to 1983. He served as the chief of a research laboratory at the Department Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sepulveda, California, from 1983 to 1998 and shared his knowledge with others as an educator during this time. Dr. Song worked as an assistant research professor for the University of California Los Angeles School Medicine from 1980 to 1987 before becoming an associate research professor from 1987 to 1993. He now serves as a full research professor for the institution as well as a sponsor and mentor at the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in Los Angeles.
In addition to his main pursuits, Dr. Song has been a manuscript reviewer for 10 scientific journals since 1980 and was an ad hoc research application reviewer for the National Institutes of Health within the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Services. He is involved with the American Diabetic Association, is an international speaker for the organization, and in 2017 was invited to speak at five international locations. He holds membership with the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, and is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. As a testament to his success, Dr. Song has been a cancer research grantee with the Indiana University Cancer Research Institute in 1974, a Department Veterans Affairs Medical Research Service grantee in 1982 and 1985, and a National Institute of Health grantee in 1998.
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