Fukunaga Lab
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Welcome to the Fukunaga Lab.

 

We are in the Department of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

We are studying RNA biology, focusing on post-transcriptional gene regulation by RNA-binding proteins and small silencing RNAs such as miRNAs and siRNAs. We are particularly interested in elucidating the mechanism in small RNA biogenesis and finding novel RNA-binding proteins that have crucial functions in post-transcriptional gene regulation.  We use multi-disciplinary approaches including biochemistry, Drosophila genetics, tissue culture system, and high-throughput sequencing.


A postdoc position is available in our lab. Please contact Dr. Ryuya Fukunaga (fukunaga@jhmi.edu) directly if you are interested.



Last updated on 2019-04-15

Recent news




2019-01-01
Ryuya was promoted to Associate Professor.


2018-11-26
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.


2018-11-22
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at Tokyo University of Science.


2018-11-21
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at RIKEN WAKO Institute .


2018-11-13
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at Ohio State University.



2018-09-14
Fukunaga lab attended the Biological Chemistry Retreat @ Mt. Washington and Susan presented a poster.




2018-07-17
Susan presented a poster at the Gordon research conference on Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation.


2018-07-02
Yiwei Ai, a new Biological Chemistry PhD student, started a rotation in our lab. Welcome to Fukunaga lab! 


2018-07-01
Susan received Amgen Scholar Alumni Travel Award to attend the Gordon conference and present a poster on July 16-19. Congratulations!


2018-06-27
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at University of Rochester.


2018-05-31
Fukunaga lab made TEDD (Thursday Evening Dinner Discussion) presentation in the department.


2018-05-16
Ryuya made a poster presentation at the Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Regulatory & Non-Coding RNAs.


2018-03-22
Ryuya's paper "Allele-specific differencesin transcriptome, miRNome,and mitochondrial function in twohypertrophic cardiomyopathy mousemodels" was published in JCI Insight. This was collaboration with Dr. Roselle Abraham at UCSF.  Congratulations!


2018-03-21
Ryuya's paper "Loquacious-PD removes phosphate inhibition of Dicer-2 processing of hairpin RNAs into siRNAs" was published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Congratulations!


2018-01-24
Licky and Suresh's paper "Dicer partner protein tunes the length of miRNAs using base-mismatch in the pre-miRNA stem" was published in Nucleic Acid Research. Congratulations!


2017-12-28
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at the University of Tokyo.


2017-12-26
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at RIKEN Yokoyama in Japan.


2017-10-26
Ryuya presented an invited seminar at University of Virginia School of Medicine.


2017-10-01
Susan's method paper "Kinetic Analysis of Small Silencing RNA Production by Human and Drosophila Dicer Enzymes In Vitro" was published in Methods in Molecular Biology. Congratulations!


2017-09-15
Susan made an oral presentation in the Biological Chemistry retreat at Mt. Washington conference center.


2017-09-08
Five-year grant support by NIH to our lab (R01GM116841) was started. Thanks for supporting our research.


2017-05-23
Ryuya presented a faculty seminar at the Department of Biological Chemistry.


2017-05-17
Suresh's and Licky's paper "The C-terminal dsRNA-binding domain of Drosophila Dicer-2 is crucial for efficient and high-fidelity production of siRNA and loading of siRNA to Argonaute2" was published in RNA. Congratulations!


2016-11-21
Suresh's paper "Phosphate-binding pocket in Dicer-2 PAZ domain for high-fidelity siRNA production" was published in PNAS. Congratulations!


2016-05-19
Our paper "Common miR-590 Variant rs6971711 Present Only in African Americans Reduces miR-590 Biogenesis", in which Suresh and Susan are co-authors, was published in PLoS One. This was collaboration with Dr. Roselle Abraham.  Congratulations!