Tissue stem cells play an important role in maintaining homeostasis and organ regeneration, and in recent years, their association with aging and cancer has been strongly suggested. In order to find out the reality of such mysterious stem cells, I have been conducting research using mouse epithelial, eye and oral epithelial tissues as models. Elucidation of stem cell properties and regulatory mechanisms is expected to lead to its application to regenerative medicine and prevention and treatment of aging and cancer.
We specialize in approaches using genetically modified mice, and we are actively working on fusion of different fields such as omics analysis, glycoengineering and bioengineering. If you are interested in stem cells, aging, regenerative medicine, dermatology, and embryology, research together.
Targeting these factors may prevent or cure diseases at the stem cell level, with implications for applications in regenerative therapy and factors for patients with stem cell disease. We seek motivated students (undergraduate, master and PhD levels) from all over the world. If you're interested in pursuing research with us, please do not hesitate to contact me.