Biographical Sketch: Shinako Takada, Ph.D.

​​Shinako Takada, Ph.D., is a Scientific Review Officer in the Office ​of Scientific Review. She coordinates the review of applications for Support of Co​mpetitive Research (SCORE) and Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) programs as well as other research and center programs in areas including molecular and cell biology and biochemistry. Prior to coming to NIGMS, she was an associate director of the Department of DNA MOS Engineering at Intrexon Corporation. Before that, Takada was an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She earned a B.S. in biology from Ochanomizu University and a Ph.D. in medical science from the University of Tokyo in Japan. Takada conducted postdoctoral research at Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research and the University of California, Berkeley.

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