Fujii Lab.

Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Genome Biology

Japanese / English

Members

Hodaka Fujii, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Education
1994 M.D. (Medicine) School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
1998 Ph.D. (Pathology) Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
(Thesis: Functional dissection of the cytoplasmic subregions of the IL-2 receptor βc chain in vitro and in vivo)
Mentor: Professor Tadatsugu Taniguchi
Fellowships
1995 - 1998 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1995 The Kato Memorial Bioscience Grant for International Research Fellowship
1997 - 1998 Research Assistant, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Research Appointments
1998 - 2001 Assistant Professor (Joshu)
Department of Immunology
Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine
University of Tokyo
2000 - 2001 Member (Principal Investigator: PI)
Basel Institute for Immunology
2001 - 2009 Assistant Professor (PI)
Department of Pathology
New York University School of Medicine
2009 - 2017 Associate Professor (PI)
Combined Program on Microbiology and Immunology
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases
Osaka University
2015 - 2017 President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Epigeneron, LLC
2017 - Present Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Genome Biology
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine
2017 - 2021 President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Epigeneron, Inc.
2021 - Present Director, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Epigeneron, Inc.
Awards and Honors
1996 Award of Tokyo University Medical Association
2007 The American Association of Immunologists Junior Faculty Travel Award
2014 Osaka University Presidential Award for Encouragement
2015 Osaka University Presidential Award for Encouragement
2016 Addgene Blue Flame Award

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE

Professional Societies
1992 - 2001 Japanese Biochemical Society
1995 - Present Japanese Society of Immunology
1995 - Present Molecular Biology Society of Japan
2002 - Present The American Association of Immunologists
2007 - Present American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2011 - Present The Japanese Society for Epigenetics
2021 - Present American Association for Cancer Research
Visiting Faculty Positions
2016 - 2019 Visitng Professor
Nihon Pharmaceutical University
Editorial and Advisory Positions
Member of the Editorial Board
2014 - Present Scientific Reports
2014 - Present PLoS One
2016 - Present Biology Methods and Protocols (BIOMAP)
2017 - Present Biology Methods and Protocols (BIOMAP), Associate Editor
2019 - Present Hirosaki Medical Journal, Editor
2021 - Present Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, Advisory Board Member
Member of the Advisory Board
2014 - Present Addgene
Ad Hoc Reviewing
Advanced Science
Analyst
Biochemistry
Biology Methods and Protocols
BMC Genomics
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Cytokine
Epigenomics
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Frontiers in Genetics
Journal of Immunology
Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Life
National Cancer Institute Nature Pathway Interaction Database
Nature
Nature Protocols
PLoS One
Scientific Reports
Sensors
Theranostics

Toshitsugu Fujita, Ph.D., Associate Professor / Research Professor

1999 Bachelor’s degree of agriculture, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University
2001 Master’s degree of agriculture, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate school of Agriculture, Shizuoka University
2004 Ph.D. of science, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate school of Science, Osaka University
2004 - 2009 Research Assistant
Fondation pour Recherches Medicales, University of Geneva
2009 - 2017 Assistant Professor
Combined Program on Microbiology and Immunology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University
2015 - 2017 Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Epigeneron, LLC
2017 - Present Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Genome Biology,
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine
2017 - 2021 Director, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Epigeneron, Inc.
2021 - Present Research Professor
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
Awards and Honors
2016 Young Investigator Award of the Japanese Society for Epigenetics
2018 Hirosaki University Young Distinguished Article Award
2021 Bioindustry Research Award
Visiting Faculty Positions
2016 - 2019 Visitng Professor
Nihon Pharmaceutical University

Takeshi Shimizu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

1994 Bachelor's degree of agriculture, Department of Bioresources Sciences,
Faculty of Agriculture, Hirosaki University
1996 Master's degree of agriculture, Department of Bioresources Sciences,
Faculty of Agriculture, Hirosaki University
1999 Ph.D. of agriculture, Department of Bioresources Sciences,
The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University
1999 - 2001 Researcher
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
2001 - 2004 Researcher
Iwate Biotechnology Research Center
2004 - Present Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Genome Biology,
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine