Dr. Akiko Suzuki
Ph.D in Dental Sciences,
Department of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences,
The University of Texas Health Science, USA
Dr. Suzuki graduated from Niigata University, School of Dentistry (Japan) in 2003 and received her PhD at The Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University in 2006. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Research Assistant Professor at The Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University through 2006 to 2011. She then worked at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Suzuki is currently working at Dr. Iwata?s laboratory at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), School of Dentistry as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has been involved in dental and developmental biology research. Dr. Iwata?s group focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms that cause craniofacial birth defects.
Dr. Suzuki?s research at Dr. Iwata?s laboratory (UTHealth School of Dentistry) focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms that cause craniofacial birth defects. Dr. Iwata?s group has generated new genetic mouse models and has been characterizing the molecular mechanism using multidisciplinary approaches including genetics, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to identify the novel mechanisms that control craniofacial development. Dr. Suzuki is working on several projects related to 1) exocytosis, 2) microRNAs, 3) cellular metabolism, 4) WNT signaling, etc.