Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell biology


Yukiko Sugi , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Room 635, Basic Science Building
Office: (843) 792-6501
Lab: (843) 792-4603



DVM Veterinary Medicine Yamaguchi University 1977
MS Veterinary Science Yamaguchi University 1979
PhD Cell Biology Saitama Medical School 1986

Research Interests:

Tissue interaction and determination in early heart development. Cardiac valve formation. Growth Factors

Recent Publications:

  1. Inai, K., J. L. Burnside, S. Hoffman, B. P. Toole and Y. Sugi. "Bmp-2 Induces Versican and Hyaluronan That Contribute to Post-Emt Av Cushion Cell Migration." PLoS One 8, no. 10 (2013): e77593 [PMID: 24147033]
  2. Sugi Y, Kern MJ, Markwald RR, Burnside JL (2012) Periostin Expression is Altered in Aortic Valves in Smad6 Mutant Mice. J Neonatal Bio 1:101. doi:10.4172/2167-0897.1000101
  3. Little, T. S., V. Mironov, A. Nagy Mehesz, R. Markwald, Y. Sugi, S. M. Lessner, M. A. Sutton, X. Liu, Q. Wang, X. Yang, J. O. Blancette and M. Skiles. "Engineering a 3d, Biological Construct: Representative Research in the South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication." Biofabrication 3, no. 3 (2011): 030202 [PMID: 21926458]
  4. Inai, K., R. A. Norris, S. Hoffman, R. R. Markwald and Y. Sugi. "Bmp-2 Induces Cell Migration and Periostin Expression During Atrioventricular Valvulogenesis." Dev Biol 315, no. 2 (2008): 383-96 [PMID: 18261719]
  5. Norris, R. A., R. A. Moreno-Rodriguez, Y. Sugi, S. Hoffman, J. Amos, M. M. Hart, J. D. Potts, R. L. Goodwin and R. R. Markwald. "Periostin Regulates Atrioventricular Valve Maturation." Dev Biol 316, no. 2 (2008): 200-13 [PMID: 18313657]


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