2024

April

  • Jana got the 1st prize in her poster presentation at the Annual Research Symposium at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology.
  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at the 76th Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Harrison Strong joined the lab. 

January

  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at the International Conference on Neuroscience and Osteoimmunology.

2023

December

  • Shin-ichi gave a virtual talk for the UAB Department of Genetics seminar series.

November

October

  • Ken and Taka presented their work at the SENDCon 2023 meeting (@Atlanta, GA). 

September

  • Our collaboration project with Niwa lab is now funded by a UAB CNC award

August

  • Takahiro Kochi joined the lab. 
  • Kate Miller started her lab research.
  • Rebekah Beyea started her lab research. 

July

  • Yassin finished his summer rotation. 
  • Phoebe graduated the lab with MS, and moved to her next destination – medical school. Congratulations!

June

  • Frida Anguiano joined the lab.
  • ​Yassin Mreyoud started his summer rotation. 

May

  • Ken and Inssaf presented their studies at the Keystone symposium (@Whisler, Canada).
  • Our collaboration work on the neurocircuitry changes underlying postpartum behavioral changes was published in Nature Communications. 

April

  • Our collaboration work on the gut-brain immune communications in social stress was published in Nature Immunology. 

January

  • Our paper on the mechanisms of GSTM1 regulation of astrocyte activation in neuroinflammation was published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. 

2022

December

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the ACNP meeting (@Phoenix, AZ). 
  • Phoebe earned her MS. 

November

  • Shin-ichi visited NCNP, Japan, and gave a talk on Ken’s work. 

October

  • Our  collaboration work on the epigenetic changes in microglia after maternal immune activation was published in Nature. 
  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work on extracellular vesicles at the ASEV meeting.

September

July

  • The lab received an NIMH R21 award.
  • Ken presented his findings at the AAIC 2023 meeting. 

May

  • Shin-ichi gave a virtual talk for the University at Buffalo, Department of Physiology and Biophysics. 
  • Inssaf Berkiks joined the lab. 

2021
December

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the ACNP meeting (virtual). 

October

  • Phoebe Garcia (MSMBS student) joined the lab. 

August

  • Dania and Destynie left the lab to their next steps. 

June

  • Ken presented his work at the Keystone symposium on neuro-immune interactions in health and disease.

May

  • Our paper on circulating EV-miRNA changes in socially stressed mice was published in FEBS Open Bio. 

April 

  • The lab received an NIMH R01 supplement award.
  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at the Indiana University CTSI Retreat.
  • Shin-ichi’s commentary was published in Schizophrenia Bulletin

March

  • Norimichi left the lab to start a new faculty position in Japan. Congratulation!

January

  • Vidhula Prasanna Kumar joined the lab.

2020
December

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the ACNP meeting (virtual).

October

  • Shin-ichi gave a short talk at the ISEV workshop (virtual).

July

  • Eisuke left the lab to start a new faculty position in Japan. Congratulation!
  • Norimichi received a CIRC Emerging Scholar award. 

June

  • Jana Badrani started her lab rotation.
  • Ken presented his work at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on Glia in health and disease.

April

  • Norimichi Ito (Niwa lab) started to work closely with Kano lab.

January

  • Destynie Medeiros joined the lab.

2019
December

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the ACNP meeting (@Orlando, FL).

August

  • Doan Ngo and Hency Patel joined the lab.
  • Dania Mallah joined the lab.
  • The lab received an NIMH R21 award.

June

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at a Keystone Symposium (@Keystone, CO).
  • Peyton Blalock and Claire Elliott joined the lab.

April

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the ISEV meeting (@Kyoto, Japan).
  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at a UAB psychiatry symposium.
  • Julia (@JHU) presented her work at the JHU DREAMS symposium. 
  • Ken Matoba joined the lab. 

March

  • Eisuke presented his research at the UAB CNET retreat.
  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at a UAB symposium.

February

  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at the UAB neurobiology seminar series.
  • Our paper on astrocyte GST function in inflammation was published in Science Signaling. 
  • Eisuke gave a talk and received an award at the UAB postdoc research day.

January

  • The lab moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). 

​2018
December

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the ACNP meeting (@Hollywood, FL).

November

  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at the City College of New York Dept. Biology Colloquium.
  • Eisuke gave a talk at the SfN meeting (@San Diego).

September

  • Our review paper on extracellular vesicles and psychiatric disorders was published in Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Our paper on host-pathogen interaction in schizophrenia was published in Molecular Psychiatry. 
  • Julia made an oral presentation at the JHU HOUR seminar series.
  • Yuta Kobayashi joined the lab.

August

  • Gazi Capar finished his summer research.

July

  • Julia presented her poster at the JHU CARES Symposium. 

May

  • Swati Agarwal joined the lab.
  • Indigo moved to his new position in New York. Congratulation! 

April

  • Indigo successfully defended his B.S./M.S. thesis.
  • Julia received a JHU STAR award. Congratulations, Julia!

March

  • Shin-ichi gave a talk at the ISEV Baltimore workshop (@JHU).
  • The lab received the first NIH R01 award (an NIMH R01 award)!

February

  • Santiago Gonzalez joined the lab.

2017
December

  • Our paper on IL-33 deficient mice was published in eNeuro. This is our lab’s first paper!
  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the ACNP meeting (@Palm Desert, CA).

November

  • Eisuke and Indigo presented their work at the SfN meeting (@Washington DC)

October

  • Eisuke presented his work at the ERCC9 meeting (@Rockville, MD).

September

  • Sharon Chow joined the lab.

August

  • Julia See joined the lab.

June

  • Eric left the lab to start a graduate study at the University of Maryland. Congratulation!
  • Samuel Kou and Thomas Wan joined the lab.
  • Eisuke and Indigo presented their works at the Department’s research potpourri.

April

  • Shin-ichi presented the lab’s work at the RIKEN Sakura symposium (@RIKEN, Japan).

January

  • Indigo became a B.S./M.S. student. 

2016 
December

  • Eric presented his work at the SfN Baltimore chapter meeting (@JHU).
  • The lab received a 2016 Discovery Venture Award from the Department of Psychiatry.

September

  • Kiara Kaylor joined the lab.

July

  • The lab received a 2016 Discovery Fund Innovation Award from the School of Medicine.

June

  • Indigo Rose joined the lab.
  • Brian left the lab and started his medical student at the Johns Hopkins. Congratulation! 

May

  • Eisuke and Eric presented their work at the Department’s research potpourri. 
  • Timar Mascio joined the lab.

April

  • Akiho Murata joined the lab.

March

  • Takashi left the lab to pursue his passion in malaria research. Congratulation!

2015
November

  • Rei finished her research program. 
  • Eisuke Dohi joined the lab.

September

  • Brian Lo came back to the lab. 
  • Megan Chen joined the lab. 

August

  • Takashi Imai joined the lab. 

July

  • Eric Choi joined the lab. 
  • Rubia finished her summer research.
  • Stella left the lab to start a new position in South Korea. Congratulation!
  • Daniel left the lab to start his master’s program at the Johns Hopkins SPH. 

June

  • Serban Negoita and Rei Mitani joined the lab.​

May

  • Rubia Mohr joined the lab for summer research.
  • Daniel presented his work at the Department’s research potpourri.

2014
September

  • Daniel Chang, Bryn Cross, and Stella Park joined the lab. 

June

March

  • The lab officially started.