January 2018

We welcomed Sadashib Ghosh, postdoctoral fellow, to the lab


November 2017

Dr. Daisuke Yamashita joined our team as a Post Doctoral Scholar. Dr. Yamashita joins us from Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and was previously an Assistant Professor at Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.


August 2017

Mr. Kai Takamatsu, Mr. Shun Fujimori, Mr. Hiroyuki Kanazawa, three medical students from Shiga University of Medical Science in Shiga, Japan visited our lab for two weeks.


June 2017

Dr. Jia Wang and his team published a research article titled “Targeting NEK2 attenuates glioblastoma growth and radio-resistance by destabilizing EZH2” in JCI.


April 2017

Our new administrative assistant, Jennifer Lancaster, joined our team!


March 2017

Drs. Minata and Alsheikh, Ms. Yamaguchi and our graduate student, Ms. Bastola attended the Annual Meeting for the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research). Ms. Bastola was awarded a travel award to attend.

Dr. Kyung-Don Kang joined our team!


February 2017

Dr. Suojun Zhang joined our team as a Visiting Scientist. Dr. Zhang is a neurosurgeon in China.


January 2017

We received additional grant support from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Alabama!

Mr. Shinji Kawamura joined our team!

We published 17 research articles/reviews including those in Cancer Cell, Cancer Res, JCI, Nat Comm, and others in 2016.


October 2016

Dr. Cheng and his team in the Nakano lab published a research article about ALDH1 in glioblastoma in Cancer Research.

Another NIH/R01 with Dr. Nakano as co-Investigator got 7 percentile. If funded, this is the 8rd NIH grant with Dr. Nakano as either PI or co-I.


August 2016

Dr. Kim received a faculty position in Chounam National University.