Naoya Miyashita – Postdoctoral Associate
Naoya was born in the nature rich city of Yamanashi, Japan. After graduating from Chiba University School of Medicine, he worked as a pulmonologist at several hospitals in Tokyo, Japan. He then began basic research studying the causes of lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. After he completed his Ph. D from the University of Tokyo, he continued to work as both a pulmonologist and a researcher. His areas of expertise include the function of master transcriptional factors in lung cancer, transcriptional regulation of lung fibroblasts, and epithelial mesenchymal transition in lung adenocarcinoma. He came to the Tata Lab in April 2022 and hopes to expand his research field. In his free time he likes to travel, ski, and play with his 2 children!