Medical Science Course


Modern medicine has advanced by fusing results of development of natural science, including, physics, chemistry and engineering. Additionally, modern medicine has much speedily developed based on outcomes of life science such as genome science, molecular science and developmental science (occurrence, differentiation and regeneration). It also contributes to found recent advanced medicine, for instance, gene therapy, regenerative medicine and reproductive medicine. Apart from development of modern medicine, the social environment surrounding medical science and medicine has drastically transformed; harmonizing between brain death, organ transplant, in-vitro fertilization, gene therapy and bioethics led by rapidly-developing-medicine, change in disease structure caused by super aging society and rise in importance of patients’ QOL “Quality of Life”. Development and fulfilment of Medical Science targeting to form harmony of natural science, human-driven-humanities and medicine is hoped. With this situation, it will be possible to train specialists capable of comprehensively addressing social issues such as medicine and welfare getting complicated in future. Thus, it is required to establish education and research system leading graduates from non-medical undergraduate schools which are not only natural science (science, agriculture, pharmacy and engineering) but also humanity (psychology, sociology, economy and education).

In Medical Science Course, the educational objective is to train graduates from non-medical undergraduate schools to become researchers or educators much sophisticated in medical science by systematic and intensive education regarding wide range of knowledge about medical science. Additionally, the course aims to train capability of comprehensively addressing social issues on the basis of medical scientific knowledge.

Admission Policy

We hope to enroll those who are willing to contribute in playing role of educator or trainer at medical-related research institute, private company or hospital by utilizing professional knowledge and experience in medical science.

Supervisors for Research and Main Theme of Research

Supervisors for Research Department Main Theme of Research Humanities Sciences
YURI Kazunari Neurobiology and Anatomy Neural signal transport and steroid hormones Mechanism of gender differences in brain
MURAKAMI Ichiro Pathology Pathology of tumor (colorectal cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, hematopoietic tumor) Examination of Langerhans cell histiocytosis
FURIHATA Mutsuo Pathology Molecular biological and pathological morphological analysis of the developmental progression mechanism of pancreatic adenocarcinoma
YAMAGUCHI Masahiro Physiology Neural circuit mechanism from olfactory/taste cognition to behavior
New nerve cells born in the adult brain
SATO Takayuki Physiology Development of medical instrument and assistance for forming business
HONKE Koichi Biochemistry Glyco-biology and lipid-biology Microenvironment created by biological membranes (conversion from molecules to living things)
ASO Teijiro Functional Genomics Development of novel anti-dementia drug
SEKI Yasutaka Molecular Biophysics Development of molecular modeling method for naturally polarized proteins Structural analysis of naturally polarized proteins by solution X-ray scattering method Structural analysis of naturally polarized proteins by multidimensional NMR method
SAITO Motoaki Pharmacology Effect of blood flow on lower urethral smooth muscle Explication of the pathogenesis of begin prostatic hyperplasia Explication of brain function control centered on glial cells Explication of the intracerebral control mechanism of urination
DAIBATA Masanori Microbiology and Infection Explication of carcinogenesis mechanism by virus infection Analysis of skin flora and its effect on disease Explication of the pathophysiology of various tumors including hematopoietic tumors
UDAKA Keiko Immunology Research on self and non-self-recognition by T cells Development of tumor antigen recognition mechanism and cancer immunotherapy Development of control methods for autoimmune diseases Endometrium recognition mechanism by NK cells
FURUMIYA Junichi Legal Medicine Traumatic pathology, iatrogenic injury, intrinsic sudden death, forensic industry occupational health, preventive medicine for dementia-related accidents, legal genetics, legal alcoholism
SUGANUMA Narufumi Human Health and Medical Sciences, Preventive and Community Medicine Section Mechanism of occupational respiratory illness
YASUDA Nobufumi Human Health and Medical Sciences, Preventive and Community Medicine Section Research that contributes to the maintenance and promotion of functional health of the elderly, research that contributes to the construction of evidence useful for the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases
KOBAYASHI Michiya Human Health and Medical Sciences, Hospital Administration Section Medical safety management, safety management in endoscopic surgery, chemotherapy and safety management for cancer, infection control
ORIHASHI Kazumasa Human Health and Medical Sciences, Liaison Healthcare Engineering Section Research on intraoperative diagnostic imaging for the purpose of improving safety and certainty, treatment navigation evaluation based on anticancer drug sensitivity, and perfusion evaluation of reconstructive grafts
YAMAGAMI Takuji Radiology Research on morphological image and function metabolism image
Research related to interventional radiology Fundamental and clinical research on radiotherapy against cancer
KIMURA Tomoki Radiology Clinical trials of radiation therapy
Researchs on stereotactic body radiation therapy for lung and liver tumors
Development of tailor-made radiation therapy for lung cancer using functional lung imaging
KAWANO Takashi Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine 1.Explication of pathological mechanism of Chronic pain and development of new method of treatment
2.Explication of pathological mechanism of postoperative cognitive dysfunction and “septic encephalopathy” and development of new method of treatment
3.Interaction of anesthesia and ion channels
UCHIDA Kazushige Gastroenterology and Hepatology Gastrointestinal immunology, pathophysiology and epidemiology of IgG4-related diseases
TERADA Yoshio Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nephrology Research on pathophysiology of renal disease and renal function, and development of new treatment methods Research on regulatory mechanism and pathophysiology of hypothalamus. pituitary gland and corticosteroids
FUJIMOTO Shimpei Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nephrology Research on impaired insulin secretion in diabetes Clinical research on pathophysiology of diabetes Clinical research on nutrition and medical treatment behavior in diabetes
YOKOYAMA Akihito Respiratory Medicine and Allergology Epidemiological and pathological analysis of airway diseases such as bronchial asthma and COPD and interstitial pneumonia, and development of new treatments Development of new biomarkers
KOJIMA Kensuke Hematology Molecular biology of hematopoietic tumors, especially molecular therapies focusing on p53 signals
KITAOKA Hiroaki Cardiology and Geriatrics Research on etiology and pathophysiology of cardiomyopathy, arteriosclerosis and organ damage Research on measures to elucidate pathophysiology of heart failure and to improve prognosis
FURUYA Hirokazu Neurology Clinical research on pathophysiology and treatment of cerebrovascular accidents and neurodegenerative disease Clinical research of dementia and higher brain dysfunction
SANO Shigetoshi Dermatology Research on epidermal keratinocyte signaling mechanism, epidermal barrier and immune response, and skin carcinogenesis mechanism in psoriasis
FUJIEDA Mikiya Pediatrics Development of new treatments for pediatric refractory renal disease Dynamics of viral infections under immunosuppression and establishment of preventive measures Regenerative medicine using umbilical cord blood
MAEDA Nagamasa Obstetrics and Gynecology Recurrence and tumor immunity, estrogen and bone/lipid metabolism, immunological response in endometriosis, regenerative medicine using cord blood stem cells
KAZUI Hiroaki Neuropsychiatry Explication of mechanism of psychiatric symptoms of psychiatric disorders and development of treatment methods, neuroimaging research, regional psychiatric research
HANAZAKI Kazuhiro Gastroenterological Surgery Research on pathophysiology and surgical treatment of liver, biliary tract and pancreatic cancer
MIURA Yujiro Cardiovascular Surgery Advanced treatment specialized in cardiovascular area (valvular disease, coronary artery disease, aorta and peripheral blood vessels) Research and development in the introduction of hybrid therapy, especially catheter valvular disease treatment
ANAYAMA Takashi ※ General Thoracic Surgery Development of next-generation image guide thoracic surgery that makes full use of near-infrared fluorescence, cone beam CT, and robot support Development of tailor-made cancer treatment by 3D culture technology
IKEUCHI Masahiko Orthopaedic Surgery Fundamental and clinical research on locomotor pain
Development of new treatments for spinal and joint diseases
Development of rehabilitation welfare equipment
INOUE Keiji Urology Pathological and functional analysis by genetic analysis of urinary tumors Development of new diagnosis and treatment methods based on photodynamic technology
In the process of selection Ophthalmology Undecided
HYODO Masamitsu Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Development of new therapies for dysphagia, pathophysiology and treatment of speech disorders, molecular biological approaches to the etiology of head and neck cancer
UEBA Tetsuya Neurosurgery Gene analysis of brain tumors and development of therapeutic methods for brain tumor stem cells About cerebral circulation metabolism for stroke risk management and treatment development and pathological elucidation Development of new treatments and pathological analysis for higher brain dysfunction after stroke and head injury
YAMAMOTO Tetsuya Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Elucidation of the pathophysiology of oral cancer and development of new diagnosis and treatment methods Immunological research on the etiology of oral mucosal diseases
NISHIYAMA Kingo Disaster and Emergency Medicine Research on disaster relief that can be done by ordinary people Research on communication transmission methods in the event of a disaster
MIYAMURA Mitsuhiko Pharmacy Pharmacokinetics, natural product chemistry, medical application of natural resources, verification of pharmacological activity of traditional herbal medicines
SEO Hiromi Human Health and Medical Sciences, Preventive and Community Medicine Section【General Medicine】 Research on active learning methods in medical education
Study of instructor competencies in resuscitation education
In the process of selection Medical education Undecided
TSUDA Masayuki ※
Science Research Center,(molecular biology) Research on pathophysiological phenomena caused by fluctuations in the production of non-coding RNA, research on development/regeneration sing developmental engineering techniques (knockout mice, transgenic mice) and secretion mechanism in immune cells

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