Recent Updates:

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:
December 17, 2013:
  • Takanari is the recipient of this year's R.R. Bensley Young Investigator Award. Congratulations! (LINK)
November 5, 2013:
  • Dr. Inoue has been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations!
October 10, 2013:
  • Ben sucessfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Lin!
October 3, 2013:
  • New Publication: Steven and Siew Cheng's paper out in Nature Methods (PDF) (LINK)
  • Allen Kim, a new BME student, started a rotation in the lab. Welcome!
July 15, 2013:
  • Lab Barbeque at Gunpowder Falls State Park (Pictures)
June 4, 2013:
  • New Publication: Frank's review paper out in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology (PDF) (LINK)
  • Tim Wang, a new BCMB student, started a rotation in the lab. Welcome!
May 13, 2013:
  • New Publications: Frank's new publications out in Nature Chemical Biology (PDF) (LINK) and Angewandte Chemie (PDF) (LINK)
  • Lab lunch at Miss Shirley's to celebrate new publications (Pictures)
March 4, 2013:
  • Congratulations to Fumi for winning the Albert Lehninger Young Investigators' Day Award and Ben for winning the Paul Erhlich Young Investigators' Day Award.
  • Lab Lunch/Farewell party for Yuta (Pictures)
  • Lab Party and Idea Contest (Pictures)
January 14, 2013:
  • New Publication: Bob and Fumi's review paper out in Pflugers Archiv (PDF) (LINK)
December 11, 2012:
  • New Publication: Fumi, Shiva, and Bob's review paper out in ACS Synthetic Biology (PDF) (LINK)
  • Congratulations to Fumi for receiving the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad!
  • Congratulations Frank for receiving the National Science Council of the Republic of China Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad!
  • Congratulations to Takanari for receiving two new young investigator awards:
    • PRESTO Investigator, Japanese Science and Technology
    • Young Investigator Award from Pharmaceutical Society in Japan