Lab Members

Aussie Suzuki, PhD: Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Oncology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW Madison
Genetic & Epigenetic Mechanisms Member – UW Carbone Cancer Center

Faculty in Cancer Biology Graduate Program, MCP (Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology), Biophysics, and CMB (Cellular and Molecular Biology) at the UW-Madison.

Steering Committee Member – University of Wisconsin Imaging Core
Committee Member – Cancer Biology Graduate Program Admission Committee, Biophysics Graduate Program Admission Committee, Biophysics Graduate Program Curriculum  Committee and Cancer Biology Seminar Committee
New Investigator Program Grantee – Wisconsin Partnership Program

Education

Postdoctoral Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD, Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
BS, Pharmacy School at Kyushu University, Japan

Current Members

Post-doc

Chang Yong Oh: Post-doc (2024 Apr – current)

Graduate students

Roshan Norman: Graduate Student (Burkard Lab, co-mentored, 2018 Sep-2023 Nov)

5 years and 2 months to obtain his Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Biophysics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Publications

        • Norman, RX., Chen, Y., Loi, J., Ghosh, B., Saotome, M., Recchia, EE., Rosemarie, Q., Lesko, SL., Patel, S., Sherer, N., Takaku, M., Burkard, ME., Suzuki, A*. One step 3D-ChIPExM: robust super-resolution microscopy for nuclear structures. Under submission

Patent

Inventors: Aussie Suzuki, Mark Burkard, Roshan Norman, Emma Recchia

Yu-Chia Chen: Graduate Student  (2021 Dec-current)

Graduate Program: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (MCP), University of Wisconsin – Madison

Publications

        • Bakshi, DD., Chen, Y., Wuerzberger-Davis, SM., Ma, M., Waters, BJ., Li, L., Suzuki, A.,  Miyamoto, S. Ectopic CH60 mediates HAPLN1-induced cell survival signaling in multiple myelomaLife Science Alliance, Vol 6, no 3, e202201636, (2022).
        • Wu, C., Balakrishnan, VK., Parihar, PS., Konovolov, K., Chen, Y., Merrill, RA., Wei, H., Carragher, B., Sundaresan, R., Cui, Q., Wadzinski, BE., Swingle, MR., Musiyenko, A., Honkanen, R., Chung, W., Suzuki, A., Strack, S., Huang, X., Xing, Y. Extended regulation interface coupled to the allosteric network and disease mutations in the PP2A-B56 holoenzyme.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 121 (1) e2310727120, 2023
        • Chen, Y., Takada M., Nagornyuk, A., Junchiao, W., Muhan, W., Yamada, H., Nagashima, T., Ohtsuka, M., DeLuca, JG., Markus, S., Takaku, M., Suzuki, A.* CMPD1 is a microtubule inhibitor with tumor-specific cytotoxicity, submitted.
        • Norman, RX., Chen, Y., Loi, J., Ghosh, B., Saotome, M., Recchia, EE., Rosemarie, Q., Lesko, SL., Patel, S., Sherer, N., Takaku, M., Burkard, ME., Suzuki, A*. One step 3D-ChIPExM: robust super-resolution microscopy for nuclear structures. Under submission.

            Award/Fellowship

        • MCP (Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology) Symposium Poster Award 2024

Dhaval Ghone: Graduate Student- Biophysics (2023 Jan-current)

Graduate Program: Biophysics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Publications

        • Yamada H., Takada M., Ghone, D., Yu M.,  Nagashima, T., Fujimoto, H., Sakakibara, J., Hasegawa Y., Takao, S., Yamada, A., Narui, K., Ishikawa, T., Suzuki, A., Ohtsuka, M. “Eribulin induces micronuclei and enhances the nuclear localization of cGAS in triple-negative breast cancer cells” , Scientific Reports, 2024, in press.
        • Ghone, D., Evans III, EL.,  Bandini, M., Stephenson, KG., Sherer, NM., Suzuki, A. “HIV-1 Vif impairs proper microtubule assembly causing a pronounced pseudo-metaphase arrest”, under submission.
        • Loi, J., Ghone, D., Qu, X., Suzuki, A*. 3D-Aligner: A computational tool to correct for image distortion in expansion microscopy for accurate 3D reconstitution and quantitative analysis. Under revision

Muhan Yu: Visiting Graduate Student from Chiba University (2023 Oct-current)

Publications

        • Yamada H., Takada M., Ghone D., Yu M.,  Nagashima, T., Fujimoto, H., Sakakibara, J., Hasegawa Y., Takao, S., Yamada, A., Narui, K., Ishikawa, T., Suzuki, A., Ohtsuka, M. “Eribulin induces micronuclei and enhances the nuclear localization of cGAS in triple-negative breast cancer cells” Scientific Reports, 2024, in press.

 

Technician

Yu-Lin Chen: Technician (2023 Oct-curent)

Publications

        • Chen, Y., and Suzuki, A. “Advanced High-Resolution and Super-Resolution Microscopy Techniques for Investigating Chromatin Structure and Epigenetics”, Under review.

Jason (Chieh-Chang) Lin: Technician (2024 March-curent)

Publications

        • Lin, C., and Suzuki, A. “Calibrating Fluorescence Microscopy with 3D-Speckler (3D fluorescence speckle analyzer)”, Under review.

Undergraduate researchers

Ainslie Homan: Undergraduate Research Student (2021 Sep-curent)

Major: Biology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Award/Fellowship

Ece Kilic: Undergraduate Research Student (2021 Dec-curent)

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

  Award/Fellowship

Kaelyn Stephenson: Undergraduate Research Student (2022 Sep-curent)

Major: Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

          Award/Fellowship

Publications

        • Ghone, D., Evans III, EL.,  Bandini, M., Stephenson, KG., Sherer, NM., Suzuki, A. “HIV-1 Vif impairs proper microtubule assembly causing a pronounced pseudo-metaphase arrest”, under submission.

Will Rossman: Undergraduate Research Student (2023 Feb-curent)

Evelyn Wang: Undergraduate Research Student (2023 Jun-curent)

Rebecca Wehrung: Undergraduate Research Student (2024 Jan-curent)

Syon Reddy: Undergraduainslieate Research Student (2023 Feb-curent)

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Jon Loi: Graduate Student (2020 Oct- 2023 August, Ph.D.) 2 years and 10 months to obtain his Ph.D.

Graduate Program: Biophysics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Publications

        • Loi, J., Qu, X., Suzuki, A*. Semi-automated 3D fluorescence speckle analyzer (3D-Speckler) for microscope calibration and nanoscale measurement.  Journal of Cell Biology, 222, (4), 2023.
        • Loi, J., Ghone, D., Qu, X., Suzuki, A*. 3D-Aligner: A computational tool to correct for image distortion in expansion microscopy for accurate 3D reconstitution and quantitative analysis. Under revision
        • Norman, RX., Chen, Y., Loi, J., Ghosh, B., Saotome, M., Recchia, EE., Rosemarie, Q., Lesko, SL., Patel, S., Sherer, N., Takaku, M., Burkard, ME., Suzuki, A*. One step 3D-ChIPExM: robust super-resolution microscopy for nuclear structures. Under submission

Postdocs and Technicians

Sungjin Park, PhD: Postdoc (2020 July-2022 Feb)

Current: Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ozge AL, PhD: Post-doctoral Fellow (2021-2022)

Current: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, Erciyes University, Turkey

Ebru Guver, MS: Research Technician (2022 July-2022 Oct)

Master of Science, Konstanz University, Germany, 2022
BS, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bilkent University, Turkey, 2020

Emma Recchia: Associate Research Specialist

Current: Research Assistant at UW-Madison

Publications

        • Norman, RX., Chen, Y., Loi, J., Ghosh, B., Saotome, M., Recchia, EE., Rosemarie, Q., Lesko, SL., Patel, S., Sherer, N., Takaku, M., Burkard, ME., Suzuki, A*. One step 3D-ChIPExM: robust super-resolution microscopy for nuclear structures. Under submission

Patent

Inventors: Aussie Suzuki, Mark Burkard, Roshan Norman, Emma Recchia

Undergraduates

Jennifer Qu: Undergraduate Research Student (2019-2022 Aug)

Current: Graduate Student at the Johns Hopkins University – Bioengineering (2022)

Publications

Ananya Damodare: Undergraduate Research Student (2021-2022)

Current: Life Science Consulting Firm, Florida

Alex Li: Undergraduate Research Student (2019-2022)

Research Award: 2021-2022 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship
Current: Research Intern at UW-Madison

Smit Patel: Undergraduate Research Student (2019-2021, Graduate early)

Current: Mater degree student at University of Chicago

Publications

        • Norman, RX., Chen, Y., Loi, J., Ghosh, B., Saotome, M., Recchia, EE., Rosemarie, Q., Lesko, SL., Patel, S., Sherer, N., Takaku, M., Burkard, ME., Suzuki, A*. One step 3D-ChIPExM: robust super-resolution microscopy for nuclear structures. Under submission.

Jacob Massonet: Undergraduate Research Student (2021 Jan-Dec, Graduate early)

Current: Research Associate at Invenra, Inc, WI

Jihua Liu: Undergraduate Research Student (2019-2021, Graduate early)

Research Award: Biochemistry Summer Research Fellowship
Current: Graduate school at University of Pennsylvania (Biostatistics) 2022

Ángel Alvarado: Master’s student Researcher (2020-2021)

Current: Research assistant at MIT

Sophia Liu: Visiting Undergraduate Fellow/Intern, Summer 2019

Home Institution: Columbia University, New York; Second year student
Major: Pre-Medical, Biomedical or Chemical Engineering
Research Award: Columbia University Scholars Program Summer Enhancement Fellowship and Columbia Engineering Internship