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Justin Ichida, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
Phone+1 323 442 0063
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    The Role of C9ORF72 Protein Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia
    NIH/NINDS R01NS097850Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Lineage reprogramming for hearing loss: development of drug screening and gene therapy approaches
    NIH/NIDCD R01DC015530Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Conversion of Fibroblasts to fxnal Spinal Motor Neurons Using Defined Factor
    NIH/NINDS R00NS077435Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Conversion of fibroblasts to functional spinal motor neurons using defined factor
    NIH/NINDS K99NS077435Sep 30, 2011 - Aug 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Yamada SB, Gendron TF, Niccoli T, Genuth NR, Grosely R, Shi Y, Glaria I, Kramer NJ, Nakayama L, Fang S, Dinger TJI, Thoeng A, Rocha G, Barna M, Puglisi JD, Partridge L, Ichida JK, Isaacs AM, Petrucelli L, Gitler AD. RPS25 is required for efficient RAN translation of C9orf72 and other neurodegenerative disease-associated nucleotide repeats. Nat Neurosci. 2019 Jul 29. PMID: 31358992.
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    2. Shi Y, Hung ST, Rocha G, Lin S, Linares GR, Staats KA, Seah C, Wang Y, Chickering M, Lai J, Sugawara T, Sagare AP, Zlokovic BV, Ichida JK. Identification and therapeutic rescue of autophagosome and glutamate receptor defects in C9ORF72 and sporadic ALS neurons. JCI Insight. 2019 07 16; 5. PMID: 31310593.
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    3. Li Y, Ichida JK. Directly Reprogrammed Neurons Still Have Some Growing Up to Do. Cell Stem Cell. 2019 Jul 03; 25(1):1-2. PMID: 31271745.
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    4. Moore S, Alsop E, Lorenzini I, Starr A, Rabichow BE, Mendez E, Levy JL, Burciu C, Reiman R, Chew J, Belzil VV, W Dickson D, Robertson J, Staats KA, Ichida JK, Petrucelli L, Van Keuren-Jensen K, Sattler R. ADAR2 mislocalization and widespread RNA editing aberrations in C9orf72-mediated ALS/FTD. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Jul; 138(1):49-65. PMID: 30945056.
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    5. Ichida JK, Staats KA, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Clement K, Galloway KE, Babos KN, Shi Y, Son EY, Kiskinis E, Atwater N, Gu H, Gnirke A, Meissner A, Eggan K. Comparative genomic analysis of embryonic, lineage-converted and stem cell-derived motor neurons. Development. 2018 11 21; 145(22). PMID: 30337375.
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    6. Wilkinson B, Evgrafov OV, Zheng D, Hartel N, Knowles JA, Graham NA, Ichida JK, Coba MP. Endogenous Cell Type-Specific Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 Interactomes Reveal Protein Networks Associated With Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 15; 85(4):305-316. PMID: 29961565.
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    7. Kramer NJ, Haney MS, Morgens DW, Jovicic A, Couthouis J, Li A, Ousey J, Ma R, Bieri G, Tsui CK, Shi Y, Hertz NT, Tessier-Lavigne M, Ichida JK, Bassik MC, Gitler AD. CRISPR-Cas9 screens in human cells and primary neurons identify modifiers of C9ORF72 dipeptide-repeat-protein toxicity. Nat Genet. 2018 04; 50(4):603-612. PMID: 29507424.
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    8. Shi Y, Lin S, Staats KA, Li Y, Chang WH, Hung ST, Hendricks E, Linares GR, Wang Y, Son EY, Wen X, Kisler K, Wilkinson B, Menendez L, Sugawara T, Woolwine P, Huang M, Cowan MJ, Ge B, Koutsodendris N, Sandor KP, Komberg J, Vangoor VR, Senthilkumar K, Hennes V, Seah C, Nelson AR, Cheng TY, Lee SJ, August PR, Chen JA, Wisniewski N, Hanson-Smith V, Belgard TG, Zhang A, Coba M, Grunseich C, Ward ME, van den Berg LH, Pasterkamp RJ, Trotti D, Zlokovic BV, Ichida JK. Haploinsufficiency leads to neurodegeneration in C9ORF72 ALS/FTD human induced motor neurons. Nat Med. 2018 Mar; 24(3):313-325. PMID: 29400714.
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    9. Patten SA, Aggad D, Martinez J, Tremblay E, Petrillo J, Armstrong GA, La Fontaine A, Maios C, Liao M, Ciura S, Wen XY, Rafuse V, Ichida J, Zinman L, Julien JP, Kabashi E, Robitaille R, Korngut L, Parker JA, Drapeau P. Neuroleptics as therapeutic compounds stabilizing neuromuscular transmission in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. JCI Insight. 2017 11 16; 2(22). PMID: 29202456.
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    10. Pepper JP, Wang TV, Hennes V, Sun SY, Ichida JK. Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Motor Neuron Transplant for Neuromuscular Atrophy in a Mouse Model of Sciatic Nerve Injury. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 May 01; 19(3):197-205. PMID: 27978547.
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    11. Askary A, Mork L, Paul S, He X, Izuhara AK, Gopalakrishnan S, Ichida JK, McMahon AP, Dabizljevic S, Dale R, Mariani FV, Crump JG. Iroquois Proteins Promote Skeletal Joint Formation by Maintaining Chondrocytes in an Immature State. Dev Cell. 2015 Nov 09; 35(3):358-65. PMID: 26555055; PMCID: PMC4758819 [Available on 11/09/16].
    12. Gopalakrishnan S, Hor P, Ichida JK. New approaches for direct conversion of patient fibroblasts into neural cells. Brain Res. 2017 02 01; 1656:2-13. PMID: 26475975.
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    13. Babos K, Ichida JK. Small Molecules Take a Big Step by Converting Fibroblasts into Neurons. Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Aug 06; 17(2):127-9. PMID: 26253195.
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    14. Zhao Z, Sagare AP, Ma Q, Halliday MR, Kong P, Kisler K, Winkler EA, Ramanathan A, Kanekiyo T, Bu G, Owens NC, Rege SV, Si G, Ahuja A, Zhu D, Miller CA, Schneider JA, Maeda M, Maeda T, Sugawara T, Ichida JK, Zlokovic BV. Central role for PICALM in amyloid-ß blood-brain barrier transcytosis and clearance. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jul; 18(7):978-87. PMID: 26005850.
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    15. Ichida JK, Kiskinis E. Probing disorders of the nervous system using reprogramming approaches. EMBO J. 2015 Jun 03; 34(11):1456-77. PMID: 25925386.
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    16. Toma JS, Shettar BC, Chipman PH, Pinto DM, Borowska JP, Ichida JK, Fawcett JP, Zhang Y, Eggan K, Rafuse VF. Motoneurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells develop mature phenotypes typical of endogenous spinal motoneurons. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21; 35(3):1291-306. PMID: 25609642.
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    17. Wen X, Tan W, Westergard T, Krishnamurthy K, Markandaiah SS, Shi Y, Lin S, Shneider NA, Monaghan J, Pandey UB, Pasinelli P, Ichida JK, Trotti D. Antisense proline-arginine RAN dipeptides linked to C9ORF72-ALS/FTD form toxic nuclear aggregates that initiate in vitro and in vivo neuronal death. Neuron. 2014 Dec 17; 84(6):1213-25. PMID: 25521377.
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    18. Wainger BJ, Buttermore ED, Oliveira JT, Mellin C, Lee S, Saber WA, Wang AJ, Ichida JK, Chiu IM, Barrett L, Huebner EA, Bilgin C, Tsujimoto N, Brenneis C, Kapur K, Rubin LL, Eggan K, Woolf CJ. Modeling pain in vitro using nociceptor neurons reprogrammed from fibroblasts. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 18(1):17-24. PMID: 25420066; PMCID: PMC4429606.
    19. Ichida JK, Tcw J, Williams LA, Carter AC, Shi Y, Moura MT, Ziller M, Singh S, Amabile G, Bock C, Umezawa A, Rubin LL, Bradner JE, Akutsu H, Meissner A, Eggan K. Notch inhibition allows oncogene-independent generation of iPS cells. Nat Chem Biol. 2014 Aug; 10(8):632-639. PMID: 24952596.
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    20. Akeju O, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Cassel SH, Ichida JK, Eggan K. Ketamine exposure in early development impairs specification of the primary germ cell layers. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2014 May-Jun; 43:59-68. PMID: 24746641.
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    21. Kiskinis E, Sandoe J, Williams LA, Boulting GL, Moccia R, Wainger BJ, Han S, Peng T, Thams S, Mikkilineni S, Mellin C, Merkle FT, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Ziller M, Oakley D, Ichida J, Di Costanzo S, Atwater N, Maeder ML, Goodwin MJ, Nemesh J, Handsaker RE, Paull D, Noggle S, McCarroll SA, Joung JK, Woolf CJ, Brown RH, Eggan K. Pathways disrupted in human ALS motor neurons identified through genetic correction of mutant SOD1. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jun 05; 14(6):781-95. PMID: 24704492.
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    22. Carter AC, Davis-Dusenbery BN, Koszka K, Ichida JK, Eggan K. Nanog-independent reprogramming to iPSCs with canonical factors. Stem Cell Reports. 2014 Feb 11; 2(2):119-26. PMID: 24527385.
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    23. Navara CS, Hornecker J, Grow D, Chaudhari S, Hornsby PJ, Ichida JK, Eggan K, McCarrey JR. Derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells from the baboon: a nonhuman primate model for preclinical testing of stem cell therapies. Cell Reprogram. 2013 Dec; 15(6):495-502. PMID: 24182315.
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    24. Okumura N, Akutsu H, Sugawara T, Miura T, Takezawa Y, Hosoda A, Yoshida K, Ichida JK, Yamada M, Hamatani T, Kuji N, Miyado K, Yoshimura Y, Umezawa A. ß-catenin functions pleiotropically in differentiation and tumorigenesis in mouse embryo-derived stem cells. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e63265. PMID: 23691006.
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    25. Hanada T, Weitzer S, Mair B, Bernreuther C, Wainger BJ, Ichida J, Hanada R, Orthofer M, Cronin SJ, Komnenovic V, Minis A, Sato F, Mimata H, Yoshimura A, Tamir I, Rainer J, Kofler R, Yaron A, Eggan KC, Woolf CJ, Glatzel M, Herbst R, Martinez J, Penninger JM. CLP1 links tRNA metabolism to progressive motor-neuron loss. Nature. 2013 Mar 28; 495(7442):474-80. PMID: 23474986.
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    26. Egli D, Chen AE, Saphier G, Ichida J, Fitzgerald C, Go KJ, Acevedo N, Patel J, Baetscher M, Kearns WG, Goland R, Leibel RL, Melton DA, Eggan K. Reprogramming within hours following nuclear transfer into mouse but not human zygotes. Nat Commun. 2011 Oct 04; 2:488. PMID: 21971503.
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    27. Son EY, Ichida JK, Wainger BJ, Toma JS, Rafuse VF, Woolf CJ, Eggan K. Conversion of mouse and human fibroblasts into functional spinal motor neurons. Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Sep 02; 9(3):205-18. PMID: 21852222.
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    28. Ichida JK, Kiskinis E, Eggan K. Shushing down the epigenetic landscape towards stem cell differentiation. Development. 2010 Aug 01; 137(15):2455-60. PMID: 20554719.
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    29. Rajamani S, Ichida JK, Antal T, Treco DA, Leu K, Nowak MA, Szostak JW, Chen IA. Effect of stalling after mismatches on the error catastrophe in nonenzymatic nucleic acid replication. J Am Chem Soc. 2010 Apr 28; 132(16):5880-5. PMID: 20359213.
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    30. Ichida JK, Blanchard J, Lam K, Son EY, Chung JE, Egli D, Loh KM, Carter AC, Di Giorgio FP, Koszka K, Huangfu D, Akutsu H, Liu DR, Rubin LL, Eggan K. A small-molecule inhibitor of tgf-Beta signaling replaces sox2 in reprogramming by inducing nanog. Cell Stem Cell. 2009 Nov 06; 5(5):491-503. PMID: 19818703.
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    31. Sullivan S, Ichida JK, Umezawa A, Akutsu H. Elucidating nuclear reprogramming mechanisms: taking a synergistic approach. Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 Jan; 16(1):41-50. PMID: 18252046.
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