Hokkaido University: Institute for Genetic Medicine



Molecular Pathogenesis

RNA Biofunction
Research on biological function of noncoding RNA and related diseases
Professor  Tetsurou Hirose Ph.D.  hirose@igm.hokudai.ac.jp

Assistant Professor Tomohiro Yamazaki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Kensuke Ninomiya, Ph.D.

Stem Cell Biology
Toru Kondo, Ph.D. Investigation of molecular mechanism involved in the CNS disorders caused by damaged neural stem/precursor cells and identification of their therapeutic targets.
Professor  Toru Kondo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Naoki Ohtsu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Naoki Ikeda, Ph.D.

Signaling in Cancer and Immunology
Akinori Takaoka, M.D., Ph.D Research Project: Sensing mechanisms and signaling pathways for the activaton of innate immunity
Professor  Akinori Takaoka, M.D., Ph.D  takaoka@igm.hokudai.ac.jp
  Assistant professor  Seichi Sato, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Taisho Yamada, Ph.D.

Molecular Neuroimmunology
Molecular mechanism of chronic inflammation induced by T cell-medaited cytokines and neural signaling.
Professor  Masaaki Murakami, V.M.D., Ph.D.  murakami@igm.hokudai.ac.jp

Lecturer  Daisuke Kamimura, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Yuki Tanaka, Ph.D.


Cancer Biology
Masayuki Noguchi (MD, PhD) Research Project: To clarify the molecular basis of the regulation between cell death and survival
Professor  Masayuki Noguchi (MD, PhD)  m_noguch@igm.hokudai.ac.jp
  Associate Professor Futoshi Suizu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Noriyuki Hirata, Ph.D.
Developmental Immunology
Hisatoshi Shida, D.Sc. Research Project: Mechanism and prevention of infection of human retroviruses
  Associate Professor  Shinichiro Sawa, M.D. Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Eriko Sumiya, Ph.D.

Molecular Oncology
Yasuyuki Fujita, M.D., Ph.D. Research Project: Characterization of the interface between normal and transformed epithelial cells
Professor  Yasuyuki Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.  yasu@igm.hokudai.ac.jp

Lecture Youichiro Tamori, Ph.D.

Resaerch Assistant Professor Tomoko Kamasaki, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Syoko Ito,Ph.D.

Professor Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D Research Project: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Differentiation of immune cells
Professor  Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D  seino@igm.hokudai.ac.jp
  Lecturer  Haruka Wada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Muhammad Baghdadi, PhD
Model Innovation
Research Project: Generation of Animal Models for Cancer, Immune, and Infectious Diseases.
Professor  Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D  seino@igm.hokudai.ac.jp
  Assistant Professor  Yuka Morioka, Ph.D.

Disease Control

Division of Disease Model Innovation
Development and analysis of animal models for human diseases




  Lecturer Yuka MORIOKA, Ph.D.
Functional Immunology
Kazuma Tanaka, Ph. D. Control of immunological function and its application to immunotherapy for cancer, allergy, and autoimmune diseases

Associate Professor  Hidemitsu Kitamura, Ph.D.


Molecular Interaction
Research Project: Physiological significance of asymmetry of membrane phospholipids

Professor  Kazuma Tanaka, Ph. D. 



Assistant Professor  Tetsuo Mioka, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor Takuma Kishimoto, Ph.D

Biomedical Oncology
Kazuma Tanaka, Ph. D. Elucidating the carcinogenic mechanisms and generating anti-cancer drug leads

Masahiro Sonoshita, PhD.





Attached Facility

Laboratory of Animal Experiment
Professor Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D Research Project: Generation of Animal Models for Cancer, Immune, and Infectious Diseases.
Professor  Akinori Takaoka, M.D., Ph.D  takaoka@igm.hokudai.ac.jp
  Assistant Professor  Yuka Morioka, Ph.D.
Center for Infection-assosiated Cancer
Toru Kondo, Ph.D. Research Project: Research of cancer caused by infection.
Director  Toru Kondo, Ph.D.  tkondo@igm.hokudai.ac.jp

Frontier Research Unit

Endowed Department

Probiotics Immunology
Professor Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D Research Project: Clarification of mechanism for the regulation of biological function by probiotics
Professor Tadaaki Miyazaki, Ph.D  miyazaki@igm.hokudai.ac.jp
  Assistant Professor  Kazunobu Baba, Ph.D.