Welcome to the Inagaki laboratory (Laboratory of Epigenetics and Metabolism) at Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (IMCR), Gunma University in Japan.  We seek to understand the molecular mechanisms which will provide novel approaches for the treatment of lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes mellitus.  Transcription factors and epigenetic factors are the two main focuses of our study.  These factors regulate gene expression in response to chronic changes of environmental conditions as well as acute stimuli from outside of the body.  We try to elucidate how lifestyle affects future development of metabolic diseases through epigenetic memory of environmental changes.


Lab Members

Takeshi INAGAKI Professor inagaki[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Tetsuro KOMATSU Associate Professor tetsuro.komatsu[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Tomohiro SUZUKI Assistant Professor  t_suzuki[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Hiroshi SHIBATA Joint Research Fellow  
Kyoko TANIMURA Joint Research Fellow s3068[at]nms.ac.jp
Shinnosuke MASUDA Graduate Student m12201085[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Md Selim AHAMED MEXT Scholar m2320004[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Mayuko HAYASHI Assistant Technical Staff m_hayashi[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Akiko TANIOKA Assistant Technical Staff aki5419[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Hiromi SAKURAI Assistant to the Professor h_sakurai[at]gunma-u.ac.jp
Mayumi ODAGIRI Assistant to the Professor  


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Mailing address

Laboratory of Epigenetics and Metabolism
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation
Gunma University
3-39-15 Showa-machi
Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8512

Phone +81-27-220-8839
FAX +81-27-220-8893
Email: maki.t[at]gunma-u.ac.jp

Phone +81-27-220-8880
Email: inagaki[at]gunma-u.ac.jp



By train from Tokyo – 90 minutes to Maebashi via Takasaki
From TOKYO Sta. to TAKASAKI Sta., take a SHINKANSEN bullet train (either Joetsu or Hokuriku SHINKANSEN) for 60 minutes.
From TAKASAKI Sta. to MAEBASHI Sta., take a local train (RYOMO Line) for 15 minutes.  From MAEBASHI sta. to our SHOWA campus, take a taxi for 10 min.


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