Recent Updates:
         


November 1, 2016:

             
Congratulations to Shiva for being named a Siebel Scholar!


October 18, 2016:

          Congratulations to Takanari for receiving the 2016 Mirowski Discovery Award!


September 16, 2016:

              
Congratulations to Siew Cheng for receiving the Lewis Travel Award!


September 1, 2016:

           Congratulations to Shiva for being awarded the Isaac Morris and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship!



August 23, 2016:

           
We bid Yoav farewell and wish him the best of luck with his senior year at high school. We had a party to mark the occasion [Photos coming soon]. We will miss you Yoav!


August 19, 2016:

           
The Cell Biology Department celebrated summer by holding a picnic in WBSB courtyard [Photos].


August 15, 2016:

             
The Inoue lab held the semi-annual idea contest and lab party [Photos].


May 20, 2016:

          Our lab had much fun participating in the BME Field Day on the Homewood Campus [Pictures].


May 19, 2016:

Lab party to honor Emily's last day in the lab and to congratulate her for starting a new chapter as a BME PhD student here at Hopkins! [Pictures]


April 29, 2016:

         The Inoue lab welcomes Hideaki Matsubayashi who recently joined our lab as a post-doc. Lab lunch at
         Mekong Delta to celebrate the occasion [Pictures].


March 14, 2016:
  • Helen successfully passed her Doctoral Board Exam! Congratulations on your PhD candidacy Helen!
  • Albert Yang, an undergraduate student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program, has joined our lab! Welcome Albert!

February 24, 2016:

       
 Congratulations to Siew Cheng for receiving the prestigious Young Investigator's Day Hans J. Prochaska Award!


February 22, 2016:
  • Congratulations to Allen for successfully passing his Doctoral Board Exam!
  • Again congratulations to Allen for his review article "Toward total synthesis of cell function: Reconstituting cell dynamics with synthetic biology"  featured on the cover of Science Signaling [Link] [PDF].
  • Our very own Jack is featured on ABC2 Local News for his volunteer work for BootUp Baltimore, giving old computers a new purpose for the betterment of our local Baltimore community! [Link].

December 30, 2015:
  • Sarah Thompson, a MD-PhD student started rotation in our lab in Fall 2015. Great to have you here Sarah!
  • Kester passed his Graduate Board Oral exam! Congratulations on your PhD candidacy Kester!
  • The Ewald, Inoue, and Li lab from the Center for Cell Dynamics welcomed the Holiday season by hosting a tri-lab party [Pictures].
  • Zi-Yi Choo, a biomedical engineering freshman has joined our research team, welcome Zi-Yi!
  • Shiva received the Cell Biology Lewis Travel Award for her talk at the 2015 ASCB conference in San Diego. Congratulations!

September 19, 2015:

          Illustration of one of our lab research projects in collaboration with Kai-ou Tang, a student of Dr. Sandra Gabelli in the 'Business Practices in Molecular Arts' course: this graphic work is based on the recent publication, “Compartmentalized AMPK Signaling Illuminated by Genetically Encoded Molecular Sensors and Actuators” (Miyamoto, 2015). Here, the compartmentalization of AMPK Signaling is personified by transforming robots, whose form and function depend on the cell organelle at which they reside. The illustrator, Kai-ou Tang, is a graduate student in the Johns Hopkins Department of Arts as Applied to Medicine.


August 18, 2015:

         
Inoue lab got together at RedZone for the bi-annual idea contest party and to celebrate Elmer's birthday who just joined our lab as a BME M.S. student. Welcome Elmer! [Pictures]


July 29, 2015:

        Peter Kalugin left our lab for Oxford University where he will be pursuing a M.S. course as a Rhodes Scholar! Best of luck Peter and you will be missed here.


June 1, 2015:

        Kester Coutinho and Helen Wu from the BCMB and BME programs respectively, joined our lab as PhD students. Inoue lab welcomes you both!


May 3, 2015:

        Inoue lab got together at Earth Trek Timonium for rock climbing and various group activities [Pictures].


April 16, 2015:

         
Takanari is featured in the American Association of Anatomists 2014 Year in Review [more].


April 1, 2015:

         
 Siew Cheng's review paper titled 'An intelligent nano-antenna: Primary cilium harnesses TRP channels to decode polymodal stimuli' was accepted for publication in Cell Calcium


March 9, 2015:

Celebration in the Inoue lab is forthcoming:
  • Emily received the Provost's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). Congratulations Emily!
  • Kester Coutinho, a 2nd year BCMB PhD student, joined our lab. Welcome Kester!
  • Fumi and Elmer's research performed in collaboration with Drs. Tasuku Ueno, Hiroshi Tokumitsu, and Jin Zhang's labs titled "Compartmentalized AMPK Signaling Illuminated by Genetically Encoded Molecular Sensors and Actuators" was accepted for publication in Cell Reports.
  • Shiva received the NSF-JSPS summer research fellowship.

February 13, 2015:

           Ben's paper titled "Interplay between chemotaxis and contact inhibition of locomotion determines exploratory cell migration" has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications.


January 11, 2015:

             
The Inoue lab got together for Frank's farewell party and the semi-annual idea contest (Pictures).


December 30, 2015:


           Our dear colleague, friend, and mentor, Dr. David Yue, passed away on Dec 23, 2014. We share our deepest condolences with the Yue family and the scientific community.  Please visit here to walk down memory lane and get a glimpse of the legacy Dr. Yue left behind.


November 24, 2014:

          Peter Kalugin, a senior undergraduate student in the Inoue lab, has been selected as one of the 32 American college students to receive the highly prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year. Please check out the Johns Hopkins University announcement and the local CBS news coverage of the story. We are extremely proud Peter. Many congratulations!


October 17, 2014:

         
   Helen Wu, a first year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, has started a rotation in the Inoue lab. The lab had lunch at the Technology Park to welcome Helen! (Pictures).


August 27, 2014:

     The Inoue lab welcomes Allen Kim and Budri Abubaker-Sharif. Allen joined the lab as a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering and Budri is doing a rotation as a MD-PhD student. Lab Lunch at Ten Ten Ramen to celebrate the occasion (Pictures).


August 14, 2014:


           
Lab Lunch at Ten Ten Ramen to celebrate recent publications by Allison and Shiva (Pictures).



July 15, 2014:

          New Publication: Toru's paper on the DISplay technique used to turn inert cells into phagocytic ones,                       capable of eating apoptotic cells, is published in Science Signaling (PDF) (LINK).
          Sep. 2014 update: read Takanari's interview with the Medical News regarding this work.



July 7, 2014:

New Publication: Shiva's paper on cascading synthetic negating Boolean logic gates to the Rac signaling pathway is now out in ACS Synthetic Biology (PDF) (LINK).


July 2, 2014:


          Congratulations to:
  • Allison for being awarded the Hay Graduate Fellowship, established to support two outstanding pre-doctoral students doing research in the field of cell biology. 
  • Peter who received the Provost's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA), intended to support students in conducting undergraduate research.

May 7, 2014:

  • New publication: Allison's paper is out in Scientific Reports (PDF) (LINK).

April 22, 2014:

  • Lab Karate outing to welcome Hideki and his family (Pictures and video clips).
  • Takanari has been awarded The Young Scientists' Prize, Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minster of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in Japan. Congratulations!
  • Our collaboration work with Drs. Kobayashi and Dynlacht has been published (PDF).

April 7, 2014:

  • Hideki Nakamura has joined our lab as a new post-doc. Welcome!

April 3, 2014:


March 26, 2014:

  • Takanari is selected as the principal investigator of National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Silvio O. Conte Digestive Disease Research Core Center Pilot Project. Congratulations!
  • Takanari is one of the four organizers (Jin-Der Wen, Robert Campbell, and Chiafu Chou) of the 2015 Biophysical Society Thematic Meeting in Taiwan.

February 12, 2014:

  • Shiva successfully passed her Doctoral Board Oral. Congratulations!

February 5, 2014: