EDUCATION

Life Science Course

Objective

The Life Science Course aims to grow human resources having sophisticated research ability necessary for conducting research activities independently, various academic knowledge and rich human nature as basis of such research ability, and ability to supervise others in terms of diverse research environment. By achieving this aim, the course eventually will grow human resources contributing development of life science & medical science and improvement of human welfare.

  • We will grow human resources contributing for human society in 21st century who have rich human nature, high level of ethics and sophisticated professional knowledge and skills.
  • We will grow human resources acquiring creative thinking ability who has developed high level of research ability and wide range of academic knowledge.
  • We will grow human resources promoting translational research who have view of applying results of research to form new medial theory and technology.
  • We will grow human resources making great contribution internationally by promoting presentation, discussion and collaboration on research projects in international settings.
  • We will actively receive international students from overseas including East Asia, and grow human resources having international view and way of thinking developed through interaction with such international students.

Admission Policy

  1. Those who have passion and ability to conduct research in the field of life science with having high level of fundamental academic ability not only in medical science but also in wide range of academic fields
  2. Those who have view of applying results of research to contribute for society internationally or to form new medical theory and technology, and are willing to promote basic and translational research
  3. Those who have will to collaborate in society and promote international exchange and cooperation throughout research

Supervisors for Research and Main Theme of Research

Supervisors for Research Department Main Theme of Research Humanities Sciences
YURI Kazunari 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)
ASOU Teijiro Gene function analysis Building a new drug discovery base for Alzheimer’s disease
SEKI Yasutaka Bio-molecular structure Structural property analysis of alpha-synuclein mutant Analysis of molecular recognition mechanism for intrinsically disordered protein
SAITO Motoaki Pharmacology Effect of blood flow on lower urethral smooth muscle Explication of the pathogenesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia Explication of brain function control centered on glial cells Explication of the intracerebral control mechanism of urination
DAIBATA Masanori Microbiology 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
(SAKAMOTO Shuji)
(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 using developmental engineering techniques (knockout mice, transgenic mice) and secretion mechanism in immune cells
OKUTANI Fumino Community nursing Sensory information technology mechanism in the human brain (mainly chemical sensation)