Megumi joined Dr. Kirino’s lab in early 2014 as a research assistant, then joined the Computational Medicine Center in early 2015. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, where she studied tRNA biology in the yeast cell and tRNA biochemistry. During her postdoc career, she has been studying functions of non-coding RNAs including tRNA, by the combined strength of biochemistry, kinetics and cell biology. Her research goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of protein–RNA and RNA–RNA interactions that regulate many of the indispensable cellular activity.
- Shigematsu, M, Honda, S, Kirino, Y (2014) "Transfer RNA as a Source of Small Functional RNA"J Mol Biol & Mol Imaging 1(2): 8 doi: Download