Bunting Program
Children's Hospital Boston
Medical Sciences
Cloning of Mammalian Liver Iron Transporter, DMT2


Hiromi Gunshin pursues her research interests in metal-ions as a Research Fellow at the Children's Hospital in Boston. A Bunting Fellow in 1999–2000, Gunshin will continue her work exploring the regulation and pathophysiology of metal-ion transport during her Radcliffe fellowship through the project “Cloning of Mammalian Liver Iron Transporter, DMT2.” Using a hypothesis supported by her previous data, Gunshin will continue her quest to isolate the cell surface plasma membrane iron transporter, known as DMT2, to better understand iron regulation and metabolism in normal and disease states.

Previously, Gunshin worked as a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her international experience includes posts as an associate professor at the National Yamagata University in Japan and as an assistant professor at National Ryuku University in Japan. For her work as a nutritional chemist, Gunshin earned the Young Investigator Travel Award of Iron from Current Biochemistry to New Chelator Development Strategies, the National Research Service Award, the Caroline Tum Suden/Francis A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award, and the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Postdoctoral Research. Gunshin received her PhD in nutritional chemistry from the University of Tokyo.

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