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.

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.

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
  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.

Associate Professor  Shintaro Hojyo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Yuki Tanaka, Ph.D.


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


Professor Ken-ichiro Seino, M.D., Ph.D 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 Ryo Ohtsuka, PhD
Genome Biology
Professor Ken-ichi Noma, Ph.D Study on 3D genome organization and related diseases
Professor  Ken-ich Noma, Ph.D
  Associate Professor  Shinya Ohta, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology
Masayuki Noguchi (MD, PhD) To clarify the molecular basis of the regulation between cell death and survival
Professor  Masayuki Noguchi, M.D., Ph.D
  Associate Professor Futoshi Suizu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Noriyuki Hirata, Ph.D.

Disease Control

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.


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.



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

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.

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