Dr Ryuichi Fukuda
Lecturer in Cardiovascular Science
Dr Ryuichi Fukuda is a Lecturer at the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, King’s College London. Following a PhD at Tokyo University of Science and postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Genetics in Japan, he moved to Didier Stainier’s lab at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, where he studied how signalling pathways, metabolism and mechanical forces regulate cardiomyocyte differentiation and proliferation. In 2022 he joined King’s to start his own group. His research interest is understanding mechanisms that control cardiomyocyte identity, which involves differentiation and dedifferentiation. His laboratory uses multiple model systems including zebrafish, mice, cultured cardiomyocytes and human-iPSCs to address research questions. The goal of his lab is to develop a new therapeutic approach for heart disease.
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