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Mentor: Dr. Masanori Aikawa

I am a Research Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences (CICS) in the Cardiovascular Division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
I graduated from the Nagoya City University with a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2009 and received my PhD from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University in 2014. During PhD, I was studying the role of sphingosine 1-phosphate in Natural killer T cells and its effect in metabolic syndrome. After I joined the Tokyo New Drug Research Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Division of Kowa Company in 2014, I worked on the project of SGLT2 inhibitor, the diabetes drug.
I joined CICS in 2017. Under the mentorship of Dr. Masanori Aikawa, I have been examining the interaction of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and protein in macrophage activation. My goal is to develop new drugs targeting lncRNA-protein interaction for cardiovascular diseases.

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