Tomoshige Kino

Principal Investigator

Human Genetics

Dr. Kino's group investigate molecular actions of nuclear hormone receptors and their pathologic contribution to metabolic and reproductive diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, abnormal pregnancy and infertility. We do this by focusing on abundant non-protein-coding RNAs and gene regulatory elements, which are major drivers of human evolution and diversification, and thus, central components for determining individual susceptibility to these common diseases. My group retrieves valuable information from the Qatar Genome Program as well as performs bench experiments in model systems. We will develop new treatment/diagnostic means, ultimately contributing to the promotion of women’s and children’s health in Qatar.