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Our Research

We take a team science approach to elucidate molecular mechanisms of UV skin carcinogenesis with a goal of developing novel means to inhibit skin cancer. Also, we aim to better understand how caffeine prevents skin cancer.

UV Carcinogenesis

How do cells respond to UV damage? How does caffeine prevent skin cancer?

ATR Inhibitors

How can we target the ATR kinase signaling pathway to modulate DNA damage responses and treat cancer?


How can we regulate gene expression to inhibit skin cancer?

Featured News

Excellence in Teaching

Masaoki received recognition for mentoring medical students at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Skin Cancer Prevention by Caffeine

Masaoki is quoted in the article: “Can Your Coffee Habit Help Protect You From Skin Cancer?” in UW…

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SID Meeting in Portland

Masaoki and Daiki attended the 2017 Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon and presented…

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