Kosuke Funato

Assistant Professor
  • Postdoctoral training, Cancer/Stem Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Ph.D., Biophysics and Biochemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • B.S. Biophysics and Biochemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan

In the Lab

The long-term research goal of the Funato lab is to develop new therapies and early detection methods for glioblastoma, one of the most lethal tumor types in both adults and children. The Funato lab utilizes cutting-edge technologies in both the oncology and stem cell fields to dissect the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of glioblastoma. They are particularly interested in two types of heterogeneity in glioblastoma: intertumor heterogeneity and intratumor heterogeneity. A better understanding of these heterogeneities will lead to the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for this devastating disease.

Research Interest

  • Epigenetics & Chromatin
  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Discovery & Development


  • ​Publications by Kosuke Funato may be found at PubMed.
  • View the Funato Lab.