Shinichi Asano, Ph.D.


Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory

Department of Integrative Physiology

University of Colorado at Boulder

354 UCB, Boulder CO803309

Phone: (303) 492-3106


Research Interests:---

ˇ Vascular physiology with aging

ˇ Smooth muscle biology



Ph.D. Exercise Physiology

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia: 2012


Research Training: ---

Postdoctoral fellow, Sep 2012~present

Mentor: Douglas Seals

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

Graduate Research Assistant, Sep 2008~2012 May

Mentor: Gregory Dick       

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Graduate Research Assistant, May 2006~Sep 2007

Mentor: Eric Blough

Marshall University, Huntington, WV



ˇ Asano Shinichi, Rice Kevin, Kakarla Sunil, Katta Anjaiah, Desai Devashish, Walker Ernest, Wehner Paulettr, Blough Eric. Aging influences multiple indices of oxidative stress in the heart of the Fischer 344/NNia x Brown Norway/BiNia rat. Redox Rep. 2007;12(4):167-80.

ˇ Katta A, Preston DL, Karkala SK, Asano S, Meduru S, Mupparaju SP, Yokochi E, Rice KM, Desai DH, Blough ER. Diabetes alters contraction-induced mitogen activated protein kinase activation in the rat soleus and plantaris. Exp Diabetes Res. 2008;2008:738101.

ˇ Takatsuki Hideyo, Kolli Madhukar, Rice Kevin M, Day B. Scott, Asano Shinichi, Rahman Mashiur, Zhang Yue, Ishikawa Ryoki, Kohama Kazuhiro, Blough Eric R. Assembly and function of Myosin II on UV/ozone patterned trimethylchlorosilane substrates. J Bionanoscience 2008: 2:35-41

ˇ Léna Borbouse, Gregory M. Dick, Shinichi Asano, Shawn B. Bender, U. Deniz Dincer, Gregory A. Payne, Zachary P. Neeb, Ian N. Bratz, Michael Sturek, and Johnathan D. Tune. Impaired Function of Coronary BKCa Channels in Metabolic Syndrome. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2009 Nov;297(5):H1629-37.

ˇ Hideyo Takatsuki, Kevin M. Rice, Shinichi Asano, B. Scott Day, Mizuki Hino, Kazuhiro Oiwa, Ryoki Ishikawa, Yuichi Hiratsuka, Taro Q. P. Uyeda, Kazuhiro Kohama, Eric R. Blough.  Utilization of Myosin and Actin Bundles for the Transport of Molecular Cargo. Small. 2010 Jan 15

ˇ Shinichi Asano, Johnathan D. Tune, Gregory M. Dick. Bisphenol A activates Maxi-K channels in coronary vascular smooth muscle. Br J Pharmacol. 2010 Mar 19

ˇ Shinichi Asano, Ian N. Bratz, Zachary C. Berwick, Ibra S. Fancher, Johnathan D. Tune, and Gregory M. Dick. Penitrem A as a tool to understand the role of BK channels in vascular function. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Aug;342(2):453-60.


Memberships: ---

ˇ American Physiological Society (APS)

ˇ American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

ˇ American Heart Association (AHA)


Awards: ---

2005:      Wayne G. Taylor Scholarship Award, Marshall University

2010:      tum Suden/Francis Hellebrandt Award, APS

2010:      Cardiovasculr and Pulmonary Disease Training Grant (NHLBI-T32 Pre-doctoral training grant)

2010:      E.J. Van Liere Poster Presentation Award 2nd place, West Virginia University

2011:      Graduate student travel awards, ASPET

2012:      E.J. Van Liere Oral Presentation Award 1nd place, West Virginia University

2012:      Cardiovascular pharmacology: Poster award, ASPET

2012:      Integrative Physiology of Aging Training Grant (NIA T32 Post-doctoral training grant)