Each month we highlight one of our MSTP students. This month's highlight is: 

Noriyuki Shinagawa

Noriyuki Shinagawa

Area of Study: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan


Research interests

  • Genetics


  • 2022-2023 L.B. Foundation Scholarship (MSTP)
  • 2022-2023 Outstanding Academic Scholarship (OSUMC)
  • 2023 Outstanding Team Award (Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital)


  • Miller KE, Rivaldi AC, Shinagawa N, Sran S, Navarro JB, Westfall JJ, Miller AR, Roberts RD, Akkari Y, Supinger R, Hester ME, Marhabaie M, Gade M, Lu J, Rodziyevska O, Bhattacharjee MB, Von Allmen GK, Yang E, Lidov HGW, Harini C, Shah MN, Leonard J, Pindrik J, Shaikhouni A, Goldman JE, Pierson CR, Thomas DL, Boué DR, Ostendorf AP, Mardis ER, Poduri A, Koboldt DC, Heinzen EL, Bedrosian TA. Post-zygotic rescue of meiotic errors causes brain mosaicism and focal epilepsy. Nat Genet. 2023 Nov;55(11):1920-1928. doi: 10.1038/s41588-023-01547-z. Epub 2023 Oct 23. PMID: 37872450; PMCID: PMC10714261.

Long term goals/ aspirations

  • Inspire a new generation of physician-scientists to pursue their dreams

Post MSTP Training dream job

  • Director of the Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine and the Director of Constitutional Genomics Translational Research in the Institute for Genomic Medicine

Fun Facts

What you enjoy outside of school

Playing violin and piano and listening to music, reading, playing video games, programming, gardening, playing chess, making different kinds of coffee and tea drinks, drawing, fixing broken porcelain, sharpening knives, shining shoes, running, weight training, biking, dressing up, cooking, and eating.

A talent you have always wanted

Skip stones like Mirage

Favorite book

Sanshirō by Sōseki Natsume

Favorite quote

“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” — W. Somerset Maugham

Can’t live without

My landlord Jeremy and my dear friends Alviu, Gaya, Jazmín, Maddy, Haoran

If you weren’t in MSTP, what would you be doing now?

Pursuing a career as a professional violinist