Takahisa Nakamura, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4744


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RNA-related inflammation in obesity and metabolic diseases 


Dr. Nakamura received his PhD from the University of Tokyo in 2003. He completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Gökhan S. Hotamisligil at Harvard School of Public Health in 2013, followed by his faculty appointment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2013.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Tokyo, 2003.

Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Tokyo, 2003-2006

Research Fellow: Harvard University, 2006-2010

Research Associate: Harvard University, 2010-2013


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Functional analysis of PKR, JNK, and RISC in metabolic inflammation and homeostasis. Principal Investigator. American Heart Association, Scientist Development Grant. Jan 2012 – Dec 2014.

Analysis of pathogenic double-stranded RNA in chronic inflammatory diseases. Principal Investigator. Japan Science and Technology Agency, PRESTO. Feb 2013 – Mar 2016.