Karin Nagasaki, DDS, graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry, Japan, in March 2015 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  She then finished two year residency training program in oral surgery at Hiroshima Red Cross and Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital.  She has been working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology, NIAMS, since April 2017.

Research Statement

Small molecule screening can be used to identify candidate factors, especially genes and proteins, for use in promoting cementum mineralization and bone formation.  Karin Nagasaki’s research focuses on investigating phenotypic effects on genetically engineered mice to define genes and proteins controlling health and disease of dental-oral-craniofacial (DOC) tissues, and signaling pathways of that candidate factors.  These studies should lead to the development of effective local therapies for lost DOC tissues as a periodontal disease, trauma, and consequence of conditions.


Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Institutes of Health, MD, USA
April 2017 - Present

Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S)
Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry, Hiroshima, Japan
April 2009 - March 2015


April 2017 – Present
Postdoctoral Fellow Laboratory of Oral and Connective Tissue Biology, NIAMS
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

April 2015 – March 2017
Resident of General Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Hiroshima Red Cross and Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan

Last Updated: September 2020