Marie Saitou, Ph.D.

NEWS:

We have posted a new preprint:

Resendez, S.*, Saitou, M.*, Parisi, L.R., Wu, F., Nakagome, S., Satta, Y., Atilla-Gokcumen, G.E., Mu, X.3*, Gokcumen, O.1* Sex-specific phenotypic effects and evolutionary history of an ancient deletion polymorphism of the human growth hormone receptor [https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/788653v2]


Our new review article has been published!

"An Evolutionary Perspective on the Impact of Genomic Copy Number Variation on Human Health"

Marie Saitou Ph.D.

mariesaitou[at]gmail.com

Postdoctoral Fellow

Xuanyao Liu's Lab., Genetic Medicine section, the University of Chicago (2020.2- )

Phone: 773-784-5351

Office: Section of Genetic Medicine, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., N417E, Chicago IL 60637

https://wordpress.uchospitals.edu/liulab/research/

EDUCATION

2012-2017 Ph.D. Biological Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (Advisor: Dr. Takafumi Ishida)

2008-2012 B.S. Biological Anthropology, The University of Tokyo (Advisor: Dr. Takafumi Ishida)


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2020-Present Postdoctoral Fellow, Genetic Medicine, the University of Chicago (Advisor: Dr. Xuanyao Liu)

2017-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo (Advisor: Dr. Omer Gokcumen)


AWARDS AND HONORS

2019 Excellent Oral Presentation Award at the 21st meeting of the Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan.

2019 DeLill Nasser Award, Genetic Society of America

2019 Young Investigator Award, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution meeting (full cover of attendance cost and travel cost).

2018 Three-Minute Presentation: First Place, Tenth Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium, June 13, 2018, University at Buffalo, USA.

2018 Registration Award, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution meeting

2016 Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award, The 70th Annual Meeting of Anthropological Society of Nippon, Oct.8-10, 2016, Niigata, Japan

2016 Best Question Award; a Nobel laureate Dr. Barry Marshall selected a young researcher who asked the most interesting question after his keynote lecture at the 9th international HOPE meeting with Nobel laureates, Tsukuba, Japan.

2012 School of Science, Dean’s Award, the University of Tokyo, Japan

2011 Prize at the paper competition for students in Science and Technology, newspaper of The Daily Industrial News, Japan; the awarded opinion paper is entitled “The role of traditional biology to convey the attraction of science”


FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2017-2018 Astellas Foundation for Research Abroad on Metabolic Disorders, Japan (10/210 competitiveness) $38K.

2013-2017 Graduate Program for Leaders in Life Innovation (GPLLI), the University of Tokyo, Japan. $70K.

2014-2017 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1) (The best notable scholarship for Ph.D. students in Japan) $68K for stipend and $28K for the research.


PUBLICATIONS

Research Articles

7. Resendez, S.*, Saitou, M.*, Parisi, L.R., Wu, F., Nakagome, S., Satta, Y., Atilla-Gokcumen, G.E., Mu, X.3*, Gokcumen, O.1* Sex-specific phenotypic effects and evolutionary history of an ancient deletion polymorphism of the human growth hormone receptor [https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/788653v2]

6. Li, N, Saitou, M, Atilla‐Gokcumen GE , The Role of p38 MAPK in Triacylglycerol Accumulation During Apoptosis, Proteomics, 1900160

5. Saitou, M., Gokcumen, O., Resolving the insertion sites of polymorphic duplications reveals a HERC2 haplotype under selection, Genome Biology and Evolution, Volume 11, Issue 6, June 2019, Pages 1679–1690, https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz107

4. Saitou, M.*, Lizardo DY.*, Taskent RO, Millner A, Atilla-Gokcumen, GE**, Gokcumen, O**. An evolutionary transcriptomics approach links CD36 to membrane remodeling in replicative senescence. Molecular Omics , 2018, 4,14:237 [inside cover article]

3. Saitou, M., Satta, Y. Gokcumen, O., Ishida, T. Complex evolution of the GSTM gene family involves sharing of GSTM1 deletion polymorphism in humans and chimpanzees. BMC Genomics, 2018, 19:293 [selected for the image carousel on the journal website]

2. Saitou, M., Satta, Y. Gokcumen, O. Complex Haplotypes of GSTM1 Gene Deletions Harbor Signatures of a Selective Sweep in East Asian Populations G3: GENES, GENOMES, GENETICS 2018, 8(9): 2953–2966

1. Saitou, M and Ishida, T Distributions of the GSTM1 and GSTT1 Null Genotypes Worldwide are Characterized by Latitudinal Clines. The Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention VOLUME 16, 2015, Issue Number 1, 355-361


Review Articles

1. Saitou, M., Gokcumen, O., An evolutionary perspective on the impact of genomic copy number variation on human health, accepted in Journal of Molecular Evolution.