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Ishizuka, Koko, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Program in Molecular Psychiatry

Main Office Address

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Meyer 4-150
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore MD 21287

Phone: 410-614-1780
Fax: 410-614-1792

E-mail: kishizu2@jhmi.edu

Education

1991

M.D.

Univ. of Kumamoto (Japan)

1991-2003

Resident, Clinical stuff, Ph.D. in Psychiatry

Univ. of Kumamoto, National Kumamoto Hospital (Japan)

2003-2004

Fellow

RIKEN, Lab. of Alzheimer�s disease (Japan)

2004-2009

Postdoctoral Fellow

Johns Hopkins University - Department of Psychiatry

Professional Interests

Neuropsychiatric diseases and brain development

Selected Publications

Coughlin JM, Ishizuka K, Kano SI, Edwards JA, Seifuddin FT, Shimano MA, Daley EL, Zandi PP, Leweke FM, Cascella NG, Pomper MG, Yolken RH, Sawa A. Marked reduction of soluble superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1) in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with recent-onset schizophrenia. Mol Psychiatry. 2013;18:10-11.

Ishizuka K, Kamiya A, Oh E.C, Kanki H, Seshadri S, Robinson J.F, Murdoch H, Dunlop A. J, Kubo K, Furukori K, Huang B, Zeledon M, Hayashi-Takagi A, Okano H, Nakajima K, Houslay M. D, Katsanis N, Sawa, A.� DISC1-dependent switch from progenitor proliferation to migration in the developing cortex. Nature. 2011;473:92-96.

Ishizuka K, Tajinda K, Colantuoni C, Morita M, Winicki J, Le C, Lin S, Schretlen D, Sawa A, Cascella NG. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia correlate with impairment on the University of Pennsylvania smell identification test. Neurosci Res. 2010;66(1):106-110.

Tajinda K*, Ishizuka K*, Colantuoni C, Morita M, Winicki J, Le C, Lin S, Schretlen D, Sawa A, Cascella NG. Neuronal biomarkers from patients with mental illnesses: a novel method through nasal biopsy combined with laser-captured microdissection. Mol Psychiatry. 2010;15(3):231-232. *equal contribution.

Hayashi-Takagi A, Takaki M, Graziane N, Seshadri S, Murdoch H, Dunlop AJ, Makino Y, Seshadri AJ, Ishizuka K, Srivastava DP, Xie Z, Baraban JM, Houslay MD, Tomoda T, Brandon NJ, Kamiya A, Yan Z, Penzes P, Sawa A. Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) regulates spines of the glutamate synapse via Rac1. Nat Neurosci. 2010;13(3):327-332.

Seshadri S, Kamiya A, Yokota Y, Prikulis I, Kano S, Hayashi-Takagi A, Stanco A, Eom TY, Rao S, Ishizuka K, Wong P, Korth C, Anton ES, Sawa A. Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia-1 expression is regulated by beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme-1-neuregulin cascade. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107(12):5622-5627.

 
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