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Updated : April 8, 2019

Department of Clinical and Investigative Medicine
(Environmental Medicine)


Professor Kaoru Hamada

MD Professor Masahide Yoshikawa

MD (Department of Pathogen, Infection & immunity)


One of my major research interest is lung pathology, especially of the pulmonary asbestosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension sequelae to interstitial pneumonia. Another one is contribution of air-pollutant particles to the pathogenesis of asthma. Our data indicated exposure to air-pollution during pregnancy increased a risk of developing asthma in not only their children, but also grandchildren (the next generation), and this over-generation transmission of asthma risk was probably associated with the epigenetics mechanism(s).