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Noriko Sato, M.D., Ph.D.

Noriko Sato, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Building 10, Room B3B406
  • Bethesda, MD 20892-1002
  • 240-858-3079
  • 240-541-4527
  • saton@mail.nih.gov
Molecular Imaging Branch

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Dr. Noriko Sato leads the Laboratory of Cellular Therapeutics in the Molecular Imaging Branch at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Sato received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Kyoto University, Japan.  Her research interests are on  1) development and usage of imaging technologies to investigate behavior of cells in vivo,  2) understanding immune cell activation mechanisms, by combining imaging and non-imaging techniques, and  3) modification of tumor microenvironment to improve cancer therapies. She is currently working to bring a new ex vivo cell labeling method to the clinic for real time monitoring of cell-based therapies by PET imaging.

Areas of Expertise

1) molecular imaging, 2) cell tracking, 3) Tumor microenvironment

Publications

Selected Recent Publications

(89)Zr-Oxine Complex PET Cell Imaging in Monitoring Cell-based Therapies

Sato N, Wu H, Asiedu KO, Szajek LP, Griffiths GL, Choyke PL
Radiology. 275 (2): 490-500, 2015. [ Journal Article ]

Spatially selective depletion of tumor-associated regulatory T cells with near-infrared photoimmunotherapy.

Sato K, Sato N, Xu B, Nakamura Y, Nagaya T, Choyke PL, Hasegawa Y, Kobayashi H
Sci Transl Med. 8(352): 352ra110, 2016. [ Journal Article ]

CD4 effector T cell differentiation is controlled by IL-15 that is expressed and presented in trans.

Waickman AT, Ligons DL, Hwang S, Park JY, Lazarevic V, Sato N, Hong C, Park JH
Cytokine. 99: 266-274, 2017. [ Journal Article ]

Development of an IL-15-autocrine CD8 T-cell leukemia in IL-15-transgenic mice requires the cis expression of IL-15Ralpha

Sato N, Sabzevari H, Fu S, Ju W, Petrus MN, Bamford RN, Waldmann TA, Tagaya Y
Blood. 117: 4032-4040, 2011. [ Journal Article ]

Bone marrow cell trafficking analyzed by 89Zr-oxine positron emission tomography in a murine transplantation model.

Kingsley O. Asiedu, Sho Koyasu, Lawrence P. Szajek, Peter L. Choyke and Noriko Sato
Clin Cancer Res. 23(11): 2759-2768, 2017. [ Journal Article ]

Team

Graduate student (Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program)
Raisa Glabman, M.S.P.H., V.M.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Qiaoya Lin, Ph.D.
Graduate Student (NCI-UMD Partnership)
Zuping Wang, M.D.
Special Volunteer
Yutaka Kurebayashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Special Volunteer
Emmanuel Nyong, B.S.
Post-baccalaureate Fellow
Hannah Minor, B.S.

Alumni

Emmanuel Nyong, B.S.
Emmanuel Nyong, B.S.
2019-2021
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
Yutaka Kurebayashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Yutaka Kurebayashi, M.D., Ph.D.
2018-2020
Post-doctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Gadi Cohen, Ph.D.
Gadi Cohen, Ph.D.
2017-2018
Post-doctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Kingsley O. Asiedu, B.S.
Kingsley O. Asiedu, B.S.
2013-2015; 2015-2017
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow (NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program) / Special Volunteer
Avinash Srivatsan, Ph.D.
Avinash Srivatsan, Ph.D.
2015-2016
Post-doctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Munira Ferdousi, M.S.
Munira Ferdousi, M.S.
2015-2016
Special Volunteer
Sho Kovasu, M.D.
Sho Kovasu, M.D.
2014-2015
Graduate Student