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Updated : April 19, 2017

Department of Pathogen, Infection and Immunity (Host Defense and Regenerative Medicine )


Masahide Yoshikawa (Professor)
Yukiteru Ouji (Lecturer)
Nobuyasu Hirai(Assistant Professor)


We focus on clinical investigations and stem cell science. Our first focus is the neglected tropical diseases including parasitoses. The purpose is to educate students, laboratory scientists, and physicians. Our second focus is the differentiation of stem cells including ES cells, iPS cells, and organ-resident stem cells. We are currently working on the induction of inner ear hair cells from ES cells, iPS cells, and on the hair induction from the skin epithelial stem cells. We have been focusing on these two main academic issues for thirty years and fifteen years, respectively.


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