Hiromi Nakao-Inoue

Hiromi Nakao-Inoue

Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator
Research Field
Neuroscience, Molecular biology

Research Overview

Hiromi Nakao-Inoue, is the research coordinator of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (WPI-ASHBi) at Kyoto University. She is in charge of developing research acceleration programs for early-stage researchers to help their career achievement. The program focuses on non-research skills such as the scientific communication and personal development. The scientific communication program covers scientific writing, drawing and presentation. The personal development program focuses on leadership, project management and recruitment skill etc.

Hiromi shows her enthusiasm towards supporting researchers to focus on their work to create outstanding findings. She started her career as a technical staff at the neural development lab in RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB). After moving to San Francisco, She joined the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as an Assistant Specialist. There, she soon became a lab manager at Department of Psychiatry/UCSF Weill institute for Neuroscience. As a lab manager, she led the development of institutional protocols, equipment maintenances, meeting organization and recruitment on behalf of the principal investigator in startup of the new lab.


Hiromi Nakao-Inoue graduated Tokushima University (2004) and obtained Master’s degree from Osaka University (2006). She worked at RIKEN CDB (2006-2012) and UCSF (2013-2020). She joined ASHBi Strategic Research Acceleration Unit in 2020.


Nguyen PT, Dorman LC#, Pan S#, Vainchtein ID, Han RT, Nakao-Inoue H, Taloma SE, Barron JJ, Molofsky AB, Kheirbek MA, Molofsky AV, Microglial remodeling of the extra matrix promotes synapse plasticity, Cell, 182: 388-403, 2020

Kelley KW, Nakao-Inoue H, Molofsky AV, Oldham M, Variation among intact tissue samples reveals the core transcriptional features of human CNS cell classes, Nature Neuroscience, 21:1171–1184, 2018

Vainchtein ID*, Chin G*, Cho FS, Kelley KW, Miller JG, Chien EC, Liddelow SA, Nguyen PT, Nakao-Inoue H,Dorman LC, Akil O, Joshita S, Barres BA, Paz JT, Molofsky AB, Molofsky AV, Astrocyte-derived interleukin-33 promotes microglial synapse engulfment and neural circuit development, Science, 359:1269-1273, 2018

Shibata M, Nakao H, Kiyonari H, Abe T, Aizawa S, MicroRNA-9 regulates neurogenesis in mouse telencephalon by targeting multiple transcription factors, Journal of Neuroscience 31, 3407-3422, 2011

Shibata M, Kurokawa D, Nakao H, Ohmura T, Aizawa S, MicroRNA-9 modulates Cajal-Retzius cell differentiation by suppressing Foxg1 expression in mouse medial pallium, Journal of Neuroscience 28, 10415-10421, 2008

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