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Updated : September 27, 2023

Department of Pathogen, Infection and Immunity


Yukiteru Ouji (Associate Professor)
Tomotaka Kitamura (Assistant Professor)
Tomoko Nishimura  (Assistant Professor)
Masayasu Misu (Research Assistant Professor)


We are engaged in clinical/basic research and medical education, focusing on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and other infectious diseases, especially parasitic diseases. Specifically, in basic research, we analyze dynamics inside intermediate hosts, and elucidate infection mechanisms using schistosomes (blood flukes) and Fasciola hepatica (liver flukes), in addition to elucidating the pathology of tick-borne infectious diseases (such as SFTS and Japanese spotted fever) and developing pathogen detection methods. We also conduct basic research on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, with the aim of developing methods to efficiently induce differentiation from pluripotent stem cells (such as ES cells and iPS cells) to hepatocytes, insulin-producing cells, dopamine-producing cells, inner ear hair cells, and lung epithelial cells, and promoting hair regrowth.


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