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Assistant Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssociate Professor, Tohoku University


Biography & Affiliation


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 Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics in 2013.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssociate Professor, Tohoku University


Endocrinology, Developmental Biology


PhD: University of Tokyo, 2003.

Postdoctoral training: Harvard School of Public Health


Whole-Mount Adult Ear Skin Imaging Reveals Defective Neuro-Vascular Branching Morphogenesis in Obese and Type 2 Diabetic Mouse Models. Yamazaki, T; Li, W; Yang, L; Li, P; Cao, H; Motegi, S; Udey, MC; Bernhard, E; Nakamura, T; Mukouyama, Y. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8.

Hepatic Ago2-mediated RNA silencing controls energy metabolism linked to AMPK activation and obesity-associated pathophysiology. Zhang, C; Seo, J; Murakami, K; Salem, ES B; Bernhard, E; Borra, VJ; Choi, K; Yuan, CL; Chan, CC; Chen, X; et al. Nature Communications. 2018; 9.

Extracellular Vesicles: A Potential Novel Regulator of Obesity and Its Associated Complications. Kim, A; Shah, AS; Nakamura, T. Children. 2018; 5:152-152.

Isolation of Primary Mouse Hepatocytes for Nascent Protein Synthesis Analysis by Non-radioactive L-azidohomoalanine Labeling Method. Salem, ES B; Murakami, K; Takahashi, T; Bernhard, E; Borra, V; Bethi, M; Nakamura, T. Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018.

An Hsp20-FBXO4 Axis Regulates Adipocyte Function through Modulating PPAR gamma Ubiquitination. Peng, J; Li, Y; Wang, X; Deng, S; Holland, J; Yates, E; Chen, J; Gu, H; Essandoh, K; Mu, X; et al. Cell Reports. 2018; 23:3607-3620.

Potential role for snoRNAs in PKR activation during metabolic stress. Youssef, OA; Safran, SA; Nakamura, T; Nix, DA; Hotamisligild, GS; Bass, BL. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 2015; 112:5023-5028.

A Critical Role for PKR Complexes with TRBP in Immunometabolic Regulation and eIF2 alpha Phosphorylation in Obesity. Nakamura, T; Kunz, RC; Zhang, C; Kimura, T; Yuan, CL; Baccaro, B; Namiki, Y; Gygi, SP; Hotamisligil, GS. Cell Reports. 2015; 11:295-307.