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Naoki Oshimori Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-2137
    • Assistant Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology School of Medicine
    • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Cancer Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine

Areas of interest

  • Cancer
  • Stem Cell
  • Signaling
  • Tumor Microenvironment
  • Mouse Model of Skin Cancer


  • Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Tokoyo Japan 2008


  • "Mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated kinase RSK2 plays a role in innate immune responses to influenza virus infection" Journal of Virology March 2009
  • "An RNA interference screen uncovers a new molecule in stem cell self-renewal and long-term regeneration" Nature May 3 2012
  • "The mechanisms of spindle pole formation for the proper chromosome segregation" Seikagaku. The Journal of Japanese Biochemical Society  2008
  • "The Plk1 target Kizuna stabilizes mitotic centrosomes to ensure spindle bipolarity" Nature Cell Biology October 2006
  • "Role of kizuna in centrosome dynamics for bipolar spindle formation" Tanpakushitsu kakusan koso. Protein, nucleic acid, enzyme July 2007
  • "Paracrine TGF-β signaling counterbalances BMP-mediated repression in hair follicle stem cell activation" Cell Stem Cell January 6 2012
  • "The harmonies played by TGF-β in stem cell biology" Cell Stem Cell December 7 2012
  • "RNAi screens in mice identify physiological regulators of oncogenic growth" Nature  2013
  • "TGF-β Promotes Heterogeneity and Drug Resistance in Squamous Cell Carcinoma" Cell February 26 2015
  • "Cep72 regulates the localization of key centrosomal proteins and proper bipolar spindle formation" EMBO Journal July 22 2009
  • "Human mutant huntingtin disrupts vocal learning in transgenic songbirds" Nature Neuroscience November 1 2015

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