User:Keiji Nishida

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I am a postdoc in Pam Silver's lab. My past work was about mitochondrial biogenesis and evolution. I am going to work on synthetic biology employing eukaryotic systems.


  • 2006, PhD, University of Tokyo
  • 2001, BS, University of Tokyo

Research interests

  1. Organelle biogenesis
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  1. Nishida K, Yagisawa F, Kuroiwa H, Yoshida Y, and Kuroiwa T. WD40 protein Mda1 is purified with Dnm1 and forms a dividing ring for mitochondria before Dnm1 in Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 13;104(11):4736-41. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0609364104 | PubMed ID:17360593 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Nishida K, Yagisawa F, Kuroiwa H, Nagata T, and Kuroiwa T. Cell cycle-regulated, microtubule-independent organelle division in Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 May;16(5):2493-502. DOI:10.1091/mbc.e05-01-0068 | PubMed ID:15772156 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Nishida K, Misumi O, Yagisawa F, Kuroiwa H, Nagata T, and Kuroiwa T. Triple immunofluorescent labeling of FtsZ, dynamin, and EF-Tu reveals a loose association between the inner and outer membrane mitochondrial division machinery in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. J Histochem Cytochem. 2004 Jul;52(7):843-9. DOI:10.1369/jhc.4C6315.2004 | PubMed ID:15208351 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Nishida K, Takahara M, Miyagishima SY, Kuroiwa H, Matsuzaki M, and Kuroiwa T. Dynamic recruitment of dynamin for final mitochondrial severance in a primitive red alga. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Feb 18;100(4):2146-51. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0436886100 | PubMed ID:12566569 | HubMed [Paper4]

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Contact Info

Keiji Nishida (an artistic interpretation)
  • Keiji Nishida
  • Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • 200 Longwood Ave
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Keiji_Nishida AT hms DOT harvard DOT edu

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