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Azusa Inoue, Ph.D.

2022- Team Leader at RIKEN IMS

2019- Visiting Associate Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University

2018-22 YCI/Senior Scientist at RIKEN IMS

2012-18 Postdoc/Research Specialist at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, USA

2011-12 Postdoc at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA​

2011 Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Science 

2006 Bachelor at Tokyo Metropolitan University

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Chisayo Kozuka, Ph.D.


2023- Research scientist at RIKEN IMS

2020-23 Special Postdoctoral Researchers Program at RIKEN IMS

2018-20 Research scientist at RIKEN IMS

2016-18 Research fellow at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, USA

2013-16 JSPS PD at University of the Ryukyus, Japan

2013 Ph.D. at University of the Ryukyus, Japan

2008 Bachelor at Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University

Selected publications

Kozuka, et al., Bromodomain inhibition reveals FGF15/19 as a target of epigenetic regulation and metabolic control. Diabetes2022 Jan 31;db210574. doi: 10.2337/db21-0574

Kozuka, et al., Impact of brown rice-specific γ-oryzanol on epigenetic modulation of dopamine D2 receptors in brain striatum in high-fat-diet-induced obesity in mice. Diabetologia 2017; 60:1502

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Hailiang Mei, Ph.D.


2023- Research scientist at RIKEN IMS

2020-23 Postdoctoral Researcher at RIKEN IMS

2017-2019 Postdoc at Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
2017 Ph.D at the Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS, China
2010 Bachelor at Huazhong agricultural University, Wuhan, China

​Selected publications

Mei H et al., H2AK119ub1 guides maternal inheritance and zygotic deposition of H3K27me3 in mouse embryos. Nat Genet 2021; 53, 539-550.

Qiu Q*, Mei H*, Deng X* et al., DNA Methylation Repels Targeting of Arabidopsis REF6. Nat Commun 2019; 10:2063

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Marino Maemura, Ph.D.

2023.4- JSPS Research Fellowship RPD at RIKEN IMS

Selected publications

Maemura M, et al., (2021) Totipotency of mouse zygotes extends to single blastomeres of embryos at the four-cell stage. Sci Rep 11:11167.

Maemura M, et al., (2006) Inhibitory effect of c-Met mutants on the formation of branching tubules by a porcine aortic endothelial cell line. Cancer Sci. 97, 1343-50.

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Hiroto S. Fukushima, Ph.D.

2023- Postdoctoral Researcher at RIKEN IMS

2021-23 Postdoc at Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

2016-21 Ph.D. at Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

2016 Bachelor at School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Selected publications

Fukushima H, et al., (2023) Incomplete erasure of histone marks during epigenetic reprogramming in medaka early development. Genome Res 33:572-586.

Fukushima H, et al., (2019) Targeted in vivo epigenome editing of H3K27me3. Epigenetics Chromatin. 12:17.

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Masahiro Matsuwaka, Graduate student

2021.4- Graduate student at Tokyo Metropolitan Univ/RIKEN IMS

2021.3 Bachelor at Tokyo Univ of Agriculture


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Yuto Sekioka, Graduate student

2024.4- Graduate student at Tokyo Metropolitan Univ/RIKEN IMS

2024.3. Bachelor at  School of Applied Biological Science, Hiroshima University

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Mami Kumon, Technical Staff 

2022-      Epigenome Inheritance Lab at RIKEN IMS

2019-22  Metabolic Epigenetics YCI Lab at RIKEN IMS

-2019      Developmental Genetics Lab at RIKEN IMS

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