Yuta Hiraike

Assistant Professor, Division for Health Service Promotion, The University of Tokyo*Profile is at the time of the award.

2024Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Context-dependent transcriptional regulation by NFIA, a crucial regulator of brown adipocyte differentiation and function
Brown adipocytes have been considered a potential target of obesity and diabetes therapy through “enhancing energy dissipation” not through "suppressing energy intake". I and colleagues previously identified a transcription factor NFIA as a crucial regulator of brown adipodcyte differentiation. We aim to elucidate transcriptional regulation of brown adipocyte function by NFIA toward development of novel therapeutics.


I am very honored to receive the Inamori Foundation Research Grant. As a medical scientist, using adipocytes as a model system, I would pursue both mechanistic insights and clinical significance.

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