[2020.10.1] Shengqun Hou (D1) started graduate school. Good luck!

[2020.9.17-18] Ohtan organized The NIPS Research Meeting 2020 ‘Synapse and System Plasticity of Learning and Memory’ and gave an online lecture. Great success!

[2020.7.29-8.1] Ohtan gave an online lecture at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society. Good job!

[2020.7.10] Ohtan received program grant from Takeda Science Foundation. Congratulations!

[2020.4.1] Momoe (D1) started graduate school. Good luck!

[2020.3.26] Ms. Momoe Sukegawa earned her Master’s degree from Kyoto University. Congratulations, Momo!

[2020.3.22] We had a renovation of the office space in preparation for the new year. Well done!

[2020.2.1] Ms. Nobuko Ikeda joined our lab as new secretary. Welcome!

​[2020.1.30] Prof. Xiang-ru Li joined us as a visiting scholar for 6 weeks. Welcome!

[2019.12.31] Soundhar has left the lab for a new job with Google. Congratulations!

[2019.11.25] Our commentary on mapping RNA modifications of m1A and m6A came out at Nature Methods. Good job!

[2019.9.22] Our collaboration with Prof. Takashi Ikejima’s group has yielded a very nice article in Journal of Cellular Physiology on  Type I collagen inhibits adipogenic differentiation via YAP activation in vitro. Big congratulations to all co-authors!

[2019.8.22] Ms. Vesselina Sadovska from Heidelberg University joined our group for a summer internship supported by Nakatani Foundation. Welcome!

[2019.8.1] Dr. Kandarp Joshi joined our group as a postdoc fellow. Welcome!

[2019.7.15] Our Japanese review paper on  Neuropsychiatric disorders and RNA chemical marks at synapse just came out in Japanese “Igakunoayumi”. Good job!

[2019.6.30-7.12] Dr. Anand Gururajan from University of Sydney came to our group for a two weeks stay. We are so glad you came!

[2019.6.19] Our long-time collaboration with Drs. Zoher Gueroui and Hirohide Saito has yielded in a very nice article that came out in PNAS today on  Nanoparticle-based local translation reveals mRNA as a translation-coupled scaffold with anchoring function. Big congratulations to all co-authors!

[2019.5.1-7.12] Dr. Fekrije Selimi from College de France in Paris came to our lab for her sabbatical until summer. Welcome and we were so lucky to have you!

[2019.4.1] Two of our projects are approved for funding by JSPS. Awesome and we will be very busy!

[2019.4.1] Dr. Soundhar Ramasamy has joined the lab as postdoc fellow. Welcome!

[2019.4.1] Momoe Sukegawa received Sasakawa grant for her work in understanding the role of RNA modification in neurons. Congratulations!

[2019.4.1] Dr. Ikumi Oomoto has successfully defended her thesis and been rewarded Ph.D. She will move to RIKEN CBS for her postdoc training. Congratulations and best luck!

[2019.1.15] We started a new journal club in neuroscience at Kyoto University. Excited!

[2018.12.20] Our Japanese review paper on  synaptic RNA modifications just came out in Japanese Experimental Medicine. Good job!

[2018.11.20] Our proposal for genome-wide sequencing of synaptic RNA modifications has been approved for AMED support. Excellent!

[2018.11.10] Graduate student Ikumi has been selected to receive JSPS postdoc award. Congratulations! 

[2018.10.16] Dr. Danyang Wang has joined the lab as postdoc fellow. Welcome! 

[2018.10.01] Shengqun Hou has joined the lab as an exchange master student. Welcome! 

[2018.9.01] Prof. Weiwei Ma will spend three month as a visiting scholar in our lab. Welcome! 

[2018.9.01] Our proposal for high through-put sequencing of synaptic RNA modifications has been approved for “Senshin Genome” support. Excellent!

[2018.6.27] Our paper with Wan-Ting as first author has been published by Nature Neuroscience. Congratulations! 

[2018.4.1] Dr. Hiroki Umeshima is promoted to assistant professor at the medical school of Tokushima University. Congratulations! 

[2018.4.1] Drs. Hiroki Umeshima and Yoshie Fujiwara have been awarded with JSPS KAKENHI. Congratulations! 

[2018.4.1] Doctoral student Rohini has been awarded with Mitsubishi scholarship and Sakagawa research fund. Congratulations! 

[2018.1.4] Happy New Year of 2018! Our collaboration work on visualizing Fe2+ in living cells has been accepted to ACS Chemical Biology. Excellent! 

[2017.12.22] Our study on transported mRNA with nuclear type of cap-binding proteins in human neuronal cells is published in Frot Mol Biosci. Excellent! 

[2017.12.20] Ikumi presented her work on in vivo RNA imaging. Good job! 

[2017.12.8] Ohtan gave a talk at conBio. Good job! 

[2017.12.4] Ohtan addressed a lecture at Hyogo Prefecture University leading program. Good job!

[2017.11.26] Our technique ECHO-liveFISH is published in Methods in Molecular Biology. Vol.1649. Good job!

[2017.10.31] Professor and director Jingyu Yang from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University and Dr. Anna Matynia from UCLA, USA visited us and gave us fantastic seminars. Welcom and thank you!

[2017.10.01] Ms. Noriko Ohmura joined our lab as a new secretary. Welcome!

[2017.10.01] Dr. Hiroki Umeshima joined our lab as a postdoc fellow. Welcome!

[2017.09.17] Prominent professor Chien-ping Ko from University of Southern California visited our lab. Welcome!

[2017.09.07] Students from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University visited us and translated our research introduction into Chinese. Thank you!

[2017.9.5] Belinda’s paper on MAZ transcription factor regulating both mRNA transcription and miRNA precursor processing is published in Front. Mol. Neurosci. Excellent!

[2017.08.15] Dr. Clive Bramham from Norway visited us and gave us a lecture on synaptic plasticity. Thank you!

[2017.08.07] Dr. Tomonori Takeuchi from UK visited us and gave us a lecture on dopamine circuts underlying everyday learning. Thank you!

[2017.08.07] Hitoshi got an internship on programming in Tokyo. Congratulations!

[2017.07.25] Dr. Kwok-on Lai from HongKong visited us and gave us a lecture on local translation. Thank you!

[2017.07.19-21] Ikumi presented her work on RNA modifications in axon at JNS. Good job! Ohtan presented the lab work on synaptic m6A epitranscriptome at annual RNA meeting. Good job!

[2017.07.06] Dr. Todd Anthony from Boston visited us and gave us a lecture on neural mechanisms underlying susceptibility to stress. Thank you!

[2017.06.03] Belinda took a new postdoc fellow position at Monash University. Best luck and come back visit us anytime!

[2017.04.01] Rohini passed the entrance exam at Biostudies and joined the lab. Welcome!

[2016.11.07] Ohtan started a new collaboration project as a visiting scholar at UCLA. Good luck!

[2016.09.20] Soaad has been selected a successful scholar of the Matsushita Memorial Foundation Scholarship 2016 (KMMF). Congratulations!

[2016.09.15] Ohmachi-san’s paper “A modified single-cell electroporation method for molecule delivery into a motile protist, Euglena gracilis.” This method paper is an application extension of our RNA live-cell imaging technology from neuroscience to clean energy innovation.
Check it out!

[2016.08.03] Ikumi’s “learning lounge presentation is viewable on Check it out!

[2016.07.16] Ohtan is promoted to associate professor. Congratulations!

[2016.05.09] Dr. Sang H. Lee from Boston visited us and gave us a lecture on synaptic scaffolding proteins. Thank you!

[2016.05.01] Rohini is selected as a JASSO awardee this year! Congratulations!

[2016.05.01] Belinda received Best Paper of the Year Award from The University of New Castle, Australia. Congratulations!

[2016.04.18] Risa, Nanami, and Hitoshi joined us as project assistants. Welcome!

[2016.04.01] Ikumi’s JSPS DC1 application has been approved. Congratulations!

[2016.03.21] Ikumi’s beautiful neuron micrograph has been selected to be displayed in Nature journal. Congratulations!

[2016.03.10] Yoshie’s work on chromatin remodeling through human FACT invasion has been published in Genes and Development. Congratulations!

[2015.09.8] Youqi and his group won the first place in the “make a project (MAP)” competition at iCeMS retreat. Congratulations!

[2015.08.30] Rio Ohtsuka got accepted into graduate school of biostudies at Kyoto university. Congratulations!

[2015.06.22] Ikumi’s paper “ECHO-liveFISH: in vivo RNA labeling reveals dynamic regulation of nuclear RNA foci in living tissues” (doi:10.1093/narlgkv614) is available online now. Congratulations!

[2015.06.13] Martine Haan has been successfully accepted as a Ph.D. student at Max Planck Institute for Medical Research at Heidelberg. Congratulations!

[2015.05.19] Dr. Belinda Goldie joined our lab as a JSPS fellow. Welcome!

[2015.05.19] Dr. Yoshie Fujiwara joined our lab as a research associate. Welcome!

[2015.03.04] Ikumi Oomoto received poster award from 13th international student seminar. Congratulations!

[2015. 01.19] Yumi Sugahara joined our lab as a technical staff. Welcome!

[2015. 01. 01] Happy New Year! Hidemi Kawabata and Hidemi Kawabata joined our lab as lab assistants. Welcome!

[2014.10.17] Ting Ting from U Melbourne joined us for a 3-months collaboration project. Welcome!

[2014.09.05] Kelsey Martin from UCLA visited us and gave a seminar on spatial gene expression in neurons. Thank you!

[2014.07.16] Martine Haan from University of Heidelberg joined us for a summer internship. Welcome!

[2014.05.19] Youqi Liao received scholarship for his Ph.D. study from Chinese government. Congratulations!

[2014.04.15] Dan Ohtan Wang received Grant-in-Aid Wakate A from JSPS and Grant-in-Aid for SRIA from MEXT . Congratulations!

[2014.04.1] Ikumi Oomoto (M1), Takayuki Ohara (M1), and Youqi Liao (D1) started graduate school. Good luck! Shoko Ibuki moved to a new job in Kyoto. Good luck! Aki Sakai joined our group as secretary. Welcome!

[2014.03.31] Dr. Satomi Ito moved to OIST to continue her postdoc training. Good luck!

[2014.03.24] Dan Ohtan Wang received program grant from Human Frontier Science Foundation. Congratulations!

[2014.01.16] Dr. Eunjung Kim from Medical University of Vienna joined the lab as a postdoc researcher. Welcome! 

[2013.08.01] Youqi Liao from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) joined the lab as a research student. Welcome! 

[2013.04.22] Elliott Meer from UCLA joined the lab for a short-term project. Welcome!

[2013.03.31] Ayako Koyama moved to a new job in Osaka. Good luck!

[2013.04.16] Dr. Satomi Ito joined our group from Cajal Institute, Alicante. Welcome!

[2013.04.1] Ikumi Oomoto joined our group for her thesis dissertation. Welcome!

[2012.11.01] Shoko Ibuki and Chiriro Mori joined our group. Welcome!