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

Lecturer 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
  Lecturer  Seichi Sato, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Taisho Yamada, Ph.D.

Molecular Psychoimmunology
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.
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.
Research Assistant Professor Nobuyuki Tanimura, 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.
Lecturer Muhammad Baghdadi, PhD

Disease Control

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




  Associate Professor Kumioko Yoshimatsu, D.V.M., 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.



Assistant Professor Takako Ohshio, Ph.D.


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
  Associate Professor  Kumiko Yoshimatsu, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Center for Infection-assosiated Cancer
  Research Project: Research of cancer caused by infection.
Director  Tetsuro Hirose, Ph.D.  hirose@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.