Recent Updates:
April 1, 2021:

The lab held a welcome lunch at Kippo restaurant to welcome new lab members: Renee Pepper (postdoctoral fellow), John Mack (rotation student), and Jonathan Hung and Tony Yao (undergraduates).  [Photo]

March 1, 2021:

Congratulations to Helen, who has been received two prestigious awards:  A Travel Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), and a Michael A. Shanoff Award from Johns Hopkins University's Young Investigators Day Committee. 

February 26, 2020:

   The lab had lunch to welcome Kayano Izumi, a visiting graduate student from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.  [Photo]

September 13, 2019:

The lab held a going-away lunch for postdoc Hideki and graduate student Allen.  [Photos]

September 4, 2019:

        Congratulations to Allen on his successful Ph.D. defense! [Photos]

August 30, 2019:

       The lab held a farewell party for Jack and Daqi.  [Photos]

May 8, 2019:

The Inoue lab held a joint retreat with Dr. Shigeki Watanabe's lab at the Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center near historic Harpers Ferry.  Both labs enjoyed robust scientific discussion as well as traditional camp activities.  [Photos]

November 9, 2018:

The Inoue lab now has a Twitter account!  Follow us at [Link].

September 25, 2018:

Congratulations to Hideki for receiving the 2018 Lewis Travel Award by the Cell Biology Department!

August 31, 2018:

The Inoue lab got together for a picnic at Gunpowder Falls State Park [Photos].

August 31, 2018:

Congratulations to Kester for receiving the 2018 Isaac Morris Hay and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship from the Cell Biology Department!

August 10, 2018:

Congratulations to Hideaki for receiving both the best poster prize and a travel award at the FASEB 2018 SRC, Phospholipids: Dynamic Lipid Signaling in Health and Disease conference in Colorado!

July 16, 2018:

         Inoue lab got together for lunch at Dooby's to welcome Kouichi as a summer visiting scientist [Photos].

May 24, 2018:

Takanari hooded the newly-minted PhD graduates of the Inoue lab: Drs. Suarez, Niu, and Razavi at the School of Medicine Convocation ceremony held in Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall [Photos].

April 1, 2018:

 Takanari is promoted to full professorship! Congratulations Professor Inoue!

Apri 1, 2018

Takanari and Yuta's editoral and review articles on primary cilia is out and featured on the cover of the Japanese journal of Experimental Medicine.

April 1, 2018:

Thanks to our first industry sponsor, Nitto of Japan, for their generous gift to support the Inoue lab's research efforts. 

March 15, 2018

         Our most recent Ph.D., Shiva Razavi, was interviewed by the Johns Hopkins Medicine newsletter as part of National Women's History Month. [link]

March 13, 2018:

Congratulations to Shiva for successfully defending her Ph.D.! [Photos].

March 5, 2018:

Congratulations to Hideki for receiving the prestigious W. Barry Wood Jr. Award by the 2018 Young Investigator's Day committee and for his work to be selected for an oral presentation on April 17!

March 2, 2018:

Jackie successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, congratulations Dr. Niu! [Photos]

January 29, 2018:

       Congratulations to Takanari for the honorable recognition as an outstanding finalist of the President's Frontier Award and receiving the presidential monetary gift to further his research in synthetic cell biology. The President's Frontier Award is presented to one faculty member at Johns Hopkins who is poised to make breakthrough in his/her field. More on this story here.

January 25, 2018:

The Inoue lab welcomes Abhi Deb Roy who joined our lab as a post-doc!

November 30, 2017:

  Allister successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation today. Congratulations Dr. Suarez! [Photos]

November 22, 2017:

Congratulations to Jack for receiving the prestigious Provost's Undergraduate Research Award designated to support his research in Spring 2018!

November 6, 2017:

       Congratulations to Hideki and Albert L. for the exciting, multi-disciplinary work on hydrogel formation in living cells published in Nature Materials today. You can read the news coverage of this work in Johns Hopkins HUB. The publication is titled: "Intracellular production of hydrogels and synthetic RNA granules by multivalent molecular interactions" [Link].

April 14, 2017:
The Inoue lab welcomes our new lab members: Yuta Nihongaki who joined our lab as a post-doc, McKinzie Garriosn as a BCMB rotation student, and Robert Li as a BME undergraduate student researcher. We also bid Siew Cheng farewell. The lab got together for Karate and lunch to mark the occasions [photos & more photos/videos!].

April 4, 2017:

 Congratulations to Takanari for receiving the Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research! 

March 7, 2017:

Siew Cheng defended her PhD thesis today. Congratulations Dr. Phua!

February  20, 2017:

       Congratulations to Siew Cheng for receiving the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award!

January 14, 2017:

          Congratulations to Siew Cheng for the new publication titled: "Dynamic Remodeling of Membrane Composition Drives Cell Cycles through Primary Cilia Excision" published in Cell [link].

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]. 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: