Summary

Dr. Yuka Kanno’s primary research interest has been the regulation of gene expression by transcription factors. Using JAK-STAT signaling pathway as a model system, she has profiled genome-wide chromatin conformation and gene transcription following STAT activation in immune cells.

Research Statement

Dr. Kanno hopes to understand cell-type specific genomic organization that regulated gene transcription during normal and pathological immune responses, and how extracellular signals influence epigenetic information built in chromatin of immune cells.

Education

Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
M.D./Ph.D.

Experience

Resident
NTT Tohoku Hospital, Sendai, Japan

Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Molecular Growth Regulation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Instructor
Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Last Reviewed: 03/03/2017