Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University


Molecular Pathogenesis

Stem Cell Biology

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.
Lecturer Youlee Son
Assistant Professor Naoto Oikawa

Signaling in Cancer and Immunology

Sensing mechanisms and signaling pathways for the activaton of innate immunity

Professor Akinori Takaoka, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Seichi Sato
Assistant Professor Hiraku Suzuki

Molecular Psychoimmunology

Molecular mechanism of chronic inflammation induced by T cell-medaited cytokines and neural signaling.

Professor Masaaki Murakami, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Shintaro Hojyo
Shigeru Hashimoto
Project Lecturer Shinpei Kubota
JingJing Jiang
Hiroki Tanaka
Yuta Shinohara
Project Assistant Professor Rieko Nishi
Haruka Handa
Kaoru Murakami

Hepatitis Virology

Study to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of HBV and HCV infection and pathogenicity.

Professor Kohji Moriishi, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Tomohisa Tanaka



Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Differentiation of immune cells

Professor Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Akihiro Mori

Genome Biology

Study on 3D genome organization and related diseases

Professor Ken-ich Noma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Shinya Ohta
Hideki Tanizawa
Project Assistant Professor Claire Yik-Lok Chung

Developmental Physiology

Cellular polarity and mechanics in normal and diseased contexts

Professor Fumio MOTEGI, Ph.D.
Lecturer Kenji Kimura
Yukako Nishimura
Project Assistant Professor Kazunori Yamamoto

Microbial Oncology

Molecular mechanism underlying Helicobacter pylori-mediated gastric carcinogenesis

Associate Professor Naoko Kamiya, Ph.D.

Disease Control

Molecular Interaction

Physiological significance of asymmetry of membrane phospholipids

Project Lecturer Takuma Kishimoto

Biomedical Oncology

Elucidating the carcinogenic mechanisms and generating anti-cancer drug leads

Professor Masahiro Sonoshita, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Takako Ohshio
Ryodai Yamamura

Biological Molecular Mechanisms

Molecular mechanisms of autophagy and liquid-liquid phase separation involved in various life phenomena

Professor Noda Nobuo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Yuko Fujioka
Project Lecturer Takuma Tsuji
Assistant Professor Daisuke Noshiro
Project Assistant Professor Yuta Ogasawara
Eigo Takeda

Attached Facility

Laboratory of Animal Experiment

Generation of Animal Models for Cancer, Immune, and Infectious Diseases.

Professor Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Kumiko Yoshimatsu

Center of infection-associated cancer

Research of cancer caused by infection.

Professor Masahiro Sonoshita, Ph.D.
Project Professor Masanori Hatakeyama, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Kohji Moriishi, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Naoko Kamiya
Kumiko Yoshimatsu

Frontier Research Unit

Molecular Cell Biology

Understanding the cell fate determination by post-translational modifications and inter-organelle communications, and the interactions between immune and nervous systems

Associate Professor Tomohiko Okazaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Nao Morimoto

Endowed Department

Department of Synbiotics

Clarification of mechanism for the regulation of biological function by probiotics

Project Professor Tadaaki Miyazaki, Ph.D.
Project Professor Kouichi Sato
Project Assistant Professor Keiko Tada