Masako Harada

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering



I received my B.Sc. degree in Molecular Genetics from King’s College London (UK), my Ph.D. in Experimental Oncology from Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and postdoctoral training in Cancer Chemotherapy from Stanford University (USA). My current research interest is to understand the biology and the function of extracellular vesicles (EVs) both in physiological and pathophysiological condition, aiming to develop a novel tool for diagnostics and treatment. Engineered EVs are used for visualization, monitoring and targeted-delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutics, including non-coding RNAs (microRNAs), DNAs and CRSPR-CAS9 as well as low-molecular weight drugs to develop advanced treatment. The ultimate goal of my research is to translate basic scientific findings into clinical applications.

Degree Programs: 
Biomedical Engineering