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Medicinal and Life Sciences
Department Professor
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
(Prof. Naoki Miyata)
  • Development of useful organic synthetic reactions for building drug structures.
  • Rational molecular design and synthesis of new medical leads.
  • Structure-activity relationship study of designed and synthesized medical leads
  • Mechanistic study of designed and synthesized bio-functional molecules
  • Chemistry and biology of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress
Bioorganic-inorganic Chemistry
(Prof. Tsunehiko Higuchi)
  • Chemistry of Synthetic Enzyme Mimics
  • Development and Evaluation of Functional Molecules
  • Rational Design and Synthesis of Potential Pharmaceuticals. Development of Novel Methodology for Drug Discovery
  • Creation of New Concept for the Development of Functional Molecules
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
(Prof. Seiichi Nakamura)
  • Studies on the Synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products
  • Development of Efficient Methods for Construction of Molecular Architectures
  • Development of Novel Asymmetric Reactions
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry
(Assoc. Prof. Shin-ichi Ikeda)
  • Development of New Organic Reaction Using Transition-Metal Catalysts
  • Analysis of Molecular Recognition by Computational Chemstry
Cellular Biophysics
(Prof. Naohide Hirashima)
  • Mechanism of Exocytosis
  • Analysis of Allergic Responses
  • Mechanism of Neural Development
  • Development of Visualization Methods for Cellular Responses
Physical Chemistry of Colloid and Polymer
(Prof. Jyunpei Yamanaka)
  • Phase transition and phase separation of colloids
  • Theoretical and numerical study of nonequilibrium soft matter
  • Development of novel photonic colloidal materials
  • Crystallization of charged colloids under microgravity
Structural Biology and Biomolecular Engineering
(Prof. Kato Koichi)
  • Structural Glycobiology
  • Protein Sociology
  • Structural Immunology
  • NMR Structural Biology and Protein X-ray Crystallography
  • Structure-based Biomolecular Engineering
Molecular Biology
(Prof. Masayoshi Imagawa)
  • Molecular mechanism of various disease caused by obesity
  • Molecular mechanism of adipocyte differentiation
  • Development of new drugs based on the regulator of gene expression
  • Epigenetics and gene function
  • Molecular mechanism of malignant transformation
Drug Delivery and Nano Pharmaceutics
(Prof. Tetsuya Ozeki)
  • DDS for Brain Tumor Therapy
  • Nanoparticles DDS for Inhalation Therapy of Tuberculosis
  • DDS for Regeneration Medication of Bone Tissue
  • DDS for Malaria Therapy
  • Nanoparticles for Water-insoluble Drugs
Pharmaceutical Structural Chemistry
(Lect. Yoshitaka Kuroda)
  • Construction of Safety Environment for the Computor Networks
Oncology (affiliate graduate school)
(Prof. Tatsuya Tsurumi)
  • Replication of DNA Tumor Virus and Host Cellular Response
  • Analysis of Viral Proliferation using Genetic Engineered Recombinant Viruses
  • Virotherapy for Cancers
Quality Assurance Science for Pharmaceuticals (affiliate graduate school)
(Prof. Haruhiro Okuda )

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Experimental and Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Professor
(Prof. Hajime Mizukami)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology of Plant Secondary Metabolism
  • Validation of Natural Medicines
  • Clinical Pharmacology of Kampo Medicines
Molecular Health Sciences
(Prof. Kikuo Onozaki)
  • Role of interleukins in immune and inflammatory reactions
  • Host defense mechanism against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Etiological role of cigarette smoking in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immune evasion mechanisms by microorganisms
Biological Chemistry
(Prof. Shinichi Hoshino)
  • Mechanism of mRNA Decay in Eukaryotes
  • Posttranscriptional Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Mechanism of mRNA Quality Control (Surveillance)
  • Roles of eRF3 Family G Proteins in the Regulation of mRNA Decay
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
(Prof. Yuji Imaizumi)
  • Molecular Functions of Ion Channels and Related Diseases / Channelopathy
  • Bioimaging of Cellular Ion Dynamics and Ion Channel Molecules
  • Discovery of Drugs acting on Ion Channels and Screening System
Biomedical Science
(Prof. Mitsuharu Hattori)
  • Molecular mechanism of brain development
  • Molecular mechanism of neuronal shape formation
  • Understanding how human brain works
  • Exploring novel lipid signaling in neuronal cells
(Prof. Hiroaki Yuasa)
  • Functions and Regulation Mechanisms of Transporters Involved in Drug Disposition
  • Roles of Transporters in Drug Disposition
  • Physiological and Pathophysiological Roles of Transporters
  • Methodologies of Evaluation and Prediction of Drug Disposition
Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology and Therapeutics
(Prof. Satoshi Fujii)
  • Molecular Mechanism of Atherosclerosis
  • Pathobiology of Thrombosis and Development of New Therapeutics
  • Analysis of Pathophysiological Roles of Sphingolipids in the Development of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Syndromes
  • Cellular Mechanism of Wound Healing and Development of New Therapeutics
Drug Metabolism and Disposition
(Prof. Hidetoshi Hayashi)
  • Stressors and Lifestyle Related Disease
  • Cellular Stress and Regulation of Cell Growth, Apoptosis and Differentiation
  • Development of Molecular Target Therapy of Cancer
  • Drug Metabolism in Pathological Conditions
  • Development of Experimental Models to Reconstitute Drug Metabolism and Toxicity in Human
CNS Pharmacology
(Prof. Hideki Ono)
  • Establishment of effective treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Establishment of effective treatment of spinal cord injury.
  • Prevention and treatment of undesirable effect of the drugs
  • Establishment of effective treatment of metabolic syndrome.
Medicinal Safety Science
(Prof. Masahiro Tohkin)
Hospital Pharmacy
(Prof. Kazunori Kimura, Prof. Yukihisa Kurono)
Experimental Gerontology (affiliate graduate school)
(Prof. Makoto Michikawa)
  • Aβ Generation, Degradation, and Clearance
  • Mechanisms Underlying ApoE4-induced Earlier Development of AD
  • Delivery System of Molecules and Cells from the Systemic Circulation into the Brain
  • Mechanism of Osteoporosis and New Drug Development
  • Mechanism of Osteoclast Differentiation by Adipocytes

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Educational Research Center for Clinical Pharmacy
Department Professor
Educational Research Center for Clinical Pharmacy
(Prof. Tadashi Suzuki, Prof. Tamihide Matsunaga)
  • Differentiation of Human iPS Cells into Hepatocytes and Small Intestinal Epithelial Cells
  • Establishment of Gisease Specific iPS Cells from Inherited Metabolic Disease Patients
  • Mechanism of Diabetes Vascular Endothelium Dysfunction
  • Development of Continuing Education Program for Pharmacists

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