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Dr. Masako Suzuki, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Masako Suzuki, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics

Professional Interests


I am an epigenetics researcher who has been formally trained in Clinical and Translational Research, with a broad knowledge of basic biology, assay development, and bioinformatics.  I have been working extensively on the field of epigenetics research and have a track record of epigenetics research in both basic and translational sciences.  

My original education was animal physiology in veterinary sciences (a licensed veterinarian in Japan).  To pursue my research interests in Translational research settings, I further obtained formal didactic training subsequently as graduate studies in clinical and translational research methods.  I graduated from the Masters course (2-year Clinical Research Training Program) at the Einstein Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (2012-2014) while I was awarded a Career Development Award sponsored by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH and the Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.   

In addition to the basic and translational research projects, I put in substantial effort towards the development of new genome-wide assays and solid analytical pipelines. I have published 9 assays and analytical pipelines to date.  Based on the publication records and experiences, I have been recognized as an epigenetics analysis expert in the field and serving as a consultant for study design and analysis support to other researchers (from the US and as well as from the other countries) as well.  Many of them have been published as collaboration works.

Current research focus: 

My current research focus is understanding the mechanisms of prenatal micronutrients (vitamins A and D) depletion and the disease risks of offspring later in life.

Selected Publications

Selected publications 

  1. Li Q*, Suzuki M*, Wendt J, Patterson N, Eichten SR, Hermanson PJ, Green D, Jeddeloh J, Richmond T, Rosenbaum H, Burgess D, Springer NM, Greally JM. Post-conversion targeted capture of modified cytosines in mammalian and plant genomes.Nucleic Acids Res. 2015. PMID: 25813045. 
  2. Suzuki M$, Maekawa R, Patterson NE, Reynolds DM, Calder BR, Reznik SE, Heo HJ, Einstein FH, Greally JM$Amnion as a surrogate tissue reporter of the effects of maternal preeclampsia on the fetus.Clinical Epigenetics. 2016;8:67. PMID: 27293492.
  3. Seki Y, Suzuki M, Guo X, Glenn AS, Vuguin PM, Fiallo A, Du Q, Ko YA, Yu Y, Susztak K, Zheng D, Greally JM, Katz EB, Charron MJ. In Utero Exposure to a High-Fat Diet Programs Hepatic Hypermethylation and Gene Dysregulation and Development of Metabolic Syndrome in Male Mice.Endocrinology. 2017;158(9):2860-72. PMID: 28911167.
  4. Suzuki M*, Liao W*, Wos F*, Johnston AD, DeGrazia J, Ishii J, Bloom T, Zody MC, Germer S, Greally JM. Whole-genome bisulfite sequencing with improved accuracy and cost. Genome Res. 2018. PMID: 30093547.
  5. Kong Y, Rastogi D, Seoighe C, Greally JM, Suzuki M$. Insights from deconvolution of cell subtype proportions enhance the interpretation of functional genomic data. bioRxiv. 2018. doi: 10.1101/254441.
  6. Chorro L, Suzuki M, Chin SS, Williams TM, Snapp EL, Odagiu L, Labrecque N, Lauvau G. Interleukin 2 modulates thymic-derived regulatory T cell epigenetic landscape. Nat Commun. 2018 Dec; 9(1) 5368. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07806-6, PubMed PMID: 30560927

         $corresponding authors, *equal first authors

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