Yohei Kirino PhD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Davis Research Building 5017
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Dr. Kirino is Assistant Professor (Principal Investigator) in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai. His research focuses on biogenesis and function of small regulatory RNAs, especially Piwi/piRNA pathway expressed in germ cells and cancers.
Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Kirino was Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Zissimos Mourelatos’ lab at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In the piRNA pathway, his previous studies discovered both RNA and protein modifications which play important roles in piRNA biogenesis and function.
Dr. Kirino received his BSc, MSc and PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He investigated molecular pathogenesis of human mitochondrial diseases caused by tRNA modification disorder in Dr. Tsutomu Suzuki’s lab.