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2012 Enrollment (5-year program)

Hiroki Arima
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Yasushi Okamura, MD, PhD

Research theme: To analyze the physiological functions of ion channels.
Comment: Nothing venture, nothing have!! I want to try many things in this program and be a great researcher. In addition, I hope I have a big network with many researchers.

Gakushi Tsuji
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. pf Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Norikazu Ichihashi, PhD

In addition to the experiment, discussion, and theory construction in my laboratory, Ifll try hard and challenge various things and events in this program to be a respectable scientist.

Yuichi Ninomiya
Graduate School of Science, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Masato Okada, PhD

I'm honored to have such a great opportunity. I'm going to develop my potential in order to work at the leading edge of research on various diseases, as exemplified by cancer research.

Shin Jihoon
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Iichirou Shimomura, MD, PhD
Lab: Metabolic Medicine

I'm very proud to be an IPBS (Interdisciplinary Program for Biomedical Sciences) member. I'll do my best to become a leader in the field of obesity research through this program.

Ryo Iwamoto
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Tamotsu Yoshimori, MD, PhD

During this IPBS program, I am going to learn wide range of things and accumulate knowledge and experiences in the future.

Now, I am interested in understanding how the autophagosome formed. Doing the basic reseach about Autophagy, I would like to contribute to the advancement of medical science.

Yuki Tanimoto
Graduate School of Science, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Kotarou Kimura, PhD

My research focuses on the function of the neural circuit of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. In this program, I am going to actively share knowledge and technology of different fields to advance our researches and capabilities.

Akimitsu Miyawaki
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Yasushi Fujio, MD, PhD

I'm studying the mechanism of myocarditis. Myocarditis appears as a combination of a lot of complicated biological reactions. The ultimate aim of my study is getting the whole inflammatory response under control, which leads to novel medicines or new treatment methods.

Hirofumi Harada
Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Applied Chemistry
Supervisor: Takashi Hayashi, PhD

In this program, I would like to deepen my understanding of biological phenomena from the viewpoint of a chemist. I am aiming to create novel functional molecules that can be applied for research and treatments of catastrophic illness.

Takashi Hara
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Satoshi Obika, PhD

Ambition for this program: I would like to acquire knowledge in order to be able to lead the field of Pharmaceutical research.
Research theme: Synthesis and development research of nucleic acid drugs (antisense drugs).

Yoshitaka Kanemitsu
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Toshihide Yamashita, MD PhD

The focus of our laboratory is on the mechanism of neurodegenerative disorder. I'm interested in a molecular mechanism of neurite outgrowth.

I enjoy working on my research project as well as participating in the program activities.

Takero Miyagawa
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Masahiro Ueda, PhD

The aim of my research is to reveal a complete signal transduction pathway of chemotaxis. I would like to actively participate in this IPBS program and make use of the experience and knowledge which I have gained up to now in order to do the original work.

2013 Enrollment (4-year program)

Kaoru Seiriki
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Medical Pharmacy
Supervisor: Hashimoto Hitoshi, PharmD, PhD

I major in neuroscience and investigate the mechanisms of psychiatric disorders. In this program, I want to get to know many researchers and learn new approaches and develop skills.

Noriaki Yamada
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine

As a physician, I have had face]to]face experiences with patients who suffered intractable diseases. I feel very passionate about treating people and have a sense of mission to develop novel treatments. Through this ambitious program, I wish to be a leading expert in biomedical sciences who can contribute to future medicine on a global scale.

Mrinmoy Chakrabarty
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor:Shigeru Kitazawa, MD, PhD

I come from India and am honored to be accepted as an IPBS scholar to Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University. My efforts in this PhD program would largely be to learn cognitive neuroscience and also to assimilate Japanese language & culture to the extent possible.

Priya Dhole
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor:Tatsuo Shioda, PhD

It is really an honor for me to be the part of IPBS program. Moreover, I am grateful to Osaka University for trusting my abilities. I will do my best to contribute to the advancement in biomedical sciences.

Siddhika Pareek
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor:Kiyoshi Takeda, MD, PhD

The IPBS at Graduate School of Medicine has the fertile ground for research giving me ample opportunity to carry out the necessary research under the able guidance. The programme's objective - to nurture the students by providing a comprehensive understanding of life sciences and thus develop treatment for intractable diseases, certainly befits my area of interest. My research aims at studying the physiological functions of specific micro RNA's (miRNA) in innate immune myeloid cells of intestinal mucosa using knock out mouse models lacking particular miRNA.

Adisorn Ratanayotha
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor:Yasushi Okamura, MD, PhD

My primary aim for participating in the IPBS is to develop a more understanding of biomedical sciences, particularly in molecular neuroscience, by using interdisciplinary approach. I strongly believe that the IPBS will provide me an opportunity to learn the best practice in my interesting research field. I am also interested in cross-cultural studies; therefore, this will be a great chance for me to appreciate Japanese Culture and Traditions as well.

2013 Enrollment (5-year program)

Naoki Inoue
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Hitoshi Hashimoto, PharmD, PhD

I’m studying about a new factor which regulates mitochondrial dynamics. Through this program, I’d like to be a researcher who views problems from various angles and who has an aggressive attitude in experimenting.
Anyway, I want to enjoy this program!

Yuki Imaizumi
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Hiromi Rakugi, MD, PhD

It's my great honor to participate in IPBS and to have an opportunity to broaden my scientific vision through discussion with my classmates and researchers in different fields. My research topic is life-style related disease in aging, focusing on a new chronic inflammation related de-ubiquitinating enzyme and its functional analysis. I would like to contribute for a healthy living in this aging society by finding possible therapeutic target molecules and developing a biomarker.

Atsushi Kuwahara
Graduate School of Science, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Masato Okada, MD, PhD
Lab: Oncogene

My research theme is exosomes, the extracellular vesicles released from many kinds of cells including cancer cells. I focus on the differences of exosome between cancerous and normal cells, aiming to elucidate the basic mechanism of exosome normal function and its relation to cancer.

Toru Nakanishi
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Toshihide Yamashita, MD, PhD

My research career goal is to implement a new treatment for damage in the central nervous system, such as for stroke and spinal cord injury. Being thankful to join in this program, I would like to work hard and aspire to be a leader scientist in research.

Yusuke Matsui
Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology
Supervisor: Kazuya Kikuchi, PhD

My research is in chemical biology, the field which takes advantage of chemical techniques in order to understand complex biological systems. Through this program, I would like to make a contribution to developing a novel technology that could be applied in treatment, diagnosis and research.

Kotaro Matsumoto
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Yasushi Fujio, MD, PhD
Lab: Clinical Science and Biomedicine

My research focuses on the mechanism of myocardial cell death in heart failure. I hope that this study will lead to an advancement in medicine. I’d like to take advantage of this program to improve myself.

Hiroyuki Meichin
Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Applied Chemistry
Supervisor: Takashi Hayashi, PhD

My research investigates on hemoproteins with an aim to develop a novel biomaterial. I want to contribute to the development of a treatment for intractable diseases in my career.

Shuhei Yamazaki
Graduate School of Science, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Kotaro Kimura, PhD

The aim of my study is to reveal molecular mechanisms of sensory behavior modulated by learning in the nematode C. elegans I'm honored to be a member of IPBS. I'll do my best.

2014 Enrollment (4-year program)

Hugh Colvin
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Masaki Mori, MD, PhD

I am looking forward to the excellent opportunities offered by this program, including the regular and structured interactions with scientists from different disciplines, albeit with a common goal of improving the quality of life of our patients. My research field is the metabolic mechanisms of gastrointestinal cancer stem cells, with the ultimate aim of finding novel targets to develop effective cancer treatments in the future.

Naoki Morita
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Kiyoshi Takeda, MD, PhD

The broad area of my research is mucosal immunology. In intestine, over millions of bacteria and food derive molecular interactions exit but their cross talk with host immune system has huge scope for understanding. Thus, I would like to explore this relationship further especially in the light of bacteria metabolites.
By joining IPBS program, my main aim is learn about science with a panoramic view.
In addition, I hope to learn novel approaches for the treatment against intractable disease such as IBD or autoimmune diseases, along with developing scientific aptitude.

Shanmuga Kani Rathina Kumar
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
SupervisorFKazunori Tomono MD, PhD
LabFInfection Control and Prevention

I am fortunate for being selected to do a PhD through the IPBS program. I am working on carbapenem-resistant microorganisms, specifically on their identification, epidemiological aspects and disease prevention. IPBS provides me a better platform to nourish my research interest at Osaka University. I will do my best to work on my project for it to be fruitful.

Sarunporn Tandhavanant
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
SupervisorFTetsuya Iida, PhD

It is my great pleasure to be a part of the IPBS program. I have ample opportunity to meet experts and broaden my view on research. My research focuses on infectious disease. I study pathogenesis and identification virulence factors of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus.

2014 Enrollment (5-year program)

Kazuki Akazawa
Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology
Supervisor: Kazuya Kikuchi, PhD

I'm studying about 19F MRI Nanoprobe for monitoring enzyme activity.
Through this program, I'd like to improve myself as a researcher and humanity.

Mizuho Inai
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Kunio Awazu, Ph.D, Dr.Med.

Through learning in IPBS, I want to cultivate the ability to promote collaborative research, so as to present scientific and technological problems identified in medical field to manufacturers - to accelerate the delivery of medical devices to patients in need. Contributing to the development of innovative medical devices, I believe, will not only improve patients' quality of life, but also reduce medical expenses and boost Japan's global presence.
In my lab, I am currently working on establishing novel laser therapies, which target drug-resistant cancer cells.

Ryota Kajihara
Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. of Applied Chemistry
Supervisor: Takashi Hayashi, PhD

My research investigates hemoprotein to develop a new biomaterial. In this program, I would like to develop novel biomaterials and molecules which are useful for diagnosis and medical treatment.

Liuying Hu
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. pf Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Nobuyuki Takakura, MD, PhD

I have a great interest in the research of growth factors. Though 5 years doctoral study, I hope to make some research achievements in this area. Also I aim to make contributions to the anticancer drugs in the future. In IPBS, communicating with other professional researchers can bring me new methodologies. Meanwhile I desire a meaningful life and Ifm trying.

Hisaaki Suzuka
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor:  Toshihide Yamashita, MD, PhD

I am truly grateful and honored to be an IPBS member. This is great opportunity for me to broaden my view on biomedical science. My goal is to improve people's health by physics and nanotechnology, and so I am now focusing on medical application of Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) and developing of novel non-invasive therapy with nano-sized magnet. Through this program, I would like to build interdisciplinary collaboration for breakthrough innovation in life science and medical technology.

Xin Sun
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Shizuo Akira, MD, PhD

It's a great honor for me to be the member of IPBS program. Joining the IPBS program really gives me an opportunity to initiate myself to be a researcher who has the qualities of curiosity, adaptability, problem-solving, and open-mindedness. These valuable qualities will help me success my academic career. My research focuses on the manipulation of inflammatory innate immune response.

Kelvin Chen
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Shimon Sakaguchi, MD, PhD

My research primarily focuses on T cell-mediated immune regulation by a unique subset of CD4+ T cells known as Regulatory T cells. Particularly, I aim to elucidate the modules of cellular signaling which confer the Treg phenotype in the thymus. It is to my belief that a comprehensive understanding of molecular mechanisms that govern Treg differentiation will ultimately enable for direct translational applications in the future. Through the IPBS program, I hope to acquire interdisciplinary and problem-solving skills applicable to research.

Shohei Yashirogi
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Seiji Takashima, MD, PhD

I am studying the functional molecules that are involved in the characteristics of the cardiomyocyte, focusing on cell-cell adhesion of cardiomyocytes. I would like to apply this research to the treatment of disease.
Through this program, I would like to become a researcher who can contribute to society. I will enjoy this program and do my best.

Kentaro Yamamoto
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Tamotsu Yoshimori, MD, PhD

Do you know Autophagy? Autophagy plays an important role in physiological process in our body, and Autophagy is related to many disease. I try to find "Something New" about Autophagy via active discussion with IPBS member, and eventually, I would like to contribute to a basic science and drag development.

2015 Enrollment (4-year program)

Shinji Kusakabe
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Yoshiharu Matsuura, DVM, PhD

Ifm interested in viral infectious diseases and would like to study the interaction between a virus and a host. By identifying host factors involved in a viral infection, replication, expression of pathogenicity and so, I hope to clarify the roles of host factors in a viral infection and attempt to understand viral infectious diseases comprehensively. Ifd like to get various knowledge except of my specialized field together with improving my English skills.

Murat Tekguc
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Shimon Sakaguchi, MD, PhD

Thank you very much for accepting me as a member of this great community. My research interest is the interaction between Regulatory T cells, Antigen presenting cells and B lymphocytes which have a fundamental role in the pathophysiology of autoimmune-autoinflammatory diseases and malignancies. I would like to conduct interactive research by combining clinical knowledge and experience with biomedical disciplines in order to participate in the design of possible diagnostic or treatment modalities in the future. Moreover, scientists should always remember to ask questions and become curious about other fields in order to discover themselves and nature. I would like to learn philosophy of research so that I can evaluate different aspects of science in an independent way. I expect that IPBS program will train me throughout this journey with its fascinating opportunities.

Han-Yun Hsieh
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Nobuyuki Takakura, MD, PhD

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to join the IPBS program. In the PhD study, I have highly enjoyed and accumulated substantial lab experience.
Concentrated on the research help me to think more logically and work more independent when engaging in experimental design and detailed observation.
I will continue my research in the biology field of cancer study, to devote my utmost efforts to the scientific research.
With my strong passion, I hope I can make greater contributions to the biomedical science field.

Tuangtong Vongpipatana
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Yukio Kawahara, MD, PhD

I would like to thank to IPBS Program for giving me the opportunity to be a part of
this program. I am interested in the aberrant RNA metabolism that is the cause of incurable neurodegenerative diseases. I wholeheartedly believe that the enriched
academic and research atmosphere of IPBS Program will encourage and support me
to be a good researcher.

Chiao-Ching Hsu
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medicine
Supervisor: Kiyoshi Takeda, MD, PhD

Since realizing a Death Valley exists between basic science and industry research,
my dream has been to become a bridge that can connect lab research to clinical study.
And it’s a fortune for me to join the IPBS, because this program offers participants
access to a wide variety of academic and industry research that will facilitate
collaborative learning on both sides.
My research focuses on mucosal immunity in human intestine. It is important to
know how the surface cells and the mucus protect human bodies from the invasion
of pathogens and to determine a drug target to cure the diseases caused by pathogens.
I’m eager to have new thoughts and inspiration through brain storming with people from
different fields in IPBS and to develop the treatment for curing intractable diseases in
the future.

2015 Enrollment (5-year program)

Mashun Ohnishi
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Koji Okamoto, PhD

It is a great opportunity for me to participate in the IPBS program. Ifd like to broaden my mind by discussing a large variety of academic fields with the IPBS members.
My research is focused on one of the intracellular degradation systems, autophagy. Autophagy is induced in response to a wide range of stress signals and said to be related to cellular clearance and homeostasis. Ifd like to explore the basis of the membrane dynamics of autophagy and the relationship between autophagy and diseases. Ifll do my best to contribute to the whole human society in the future by developing drugs from the point of view of the stress response mechanism by autophagy.

Takumi Okuda
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Satoshi Obika, PhD

My research is nucleic acid medicine. Ifm studying synthesis and appraisal of nucleic acid. I try to apply the lore of the IPBS for my study.

Yusuke Kawashima
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Tatsuya Takagi, PhD
Research theme: Computational science concerning about pharmaceutics, (reactive oxygen species, rhodium-catalyzed chemical reaction, fluorescent dye)
Comment: Ifm studying computational science. In the IPBS, I would like to obtain knowledge from different areas of medical science with which I would like to enhance my research project.
Yuki Kishimoto
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Satoshi Obika, PhD

I’d like to apply nucleic acid medicine to various diseases in the future through understanding a cause and a mechanism of various diseases systematically in the IPBS.

Jingchi Gao
Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology
Supervisor: Kazuya Kikuchi, PhD

I am working on the development of novel protein labeling technique. In this program, I would like to acquire knowledge in the field of life science and connect my research to practical application.

Akinori Sato
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Satoshi Shimegi Ph.D

I am studying about a function of the early visual system by using the electrophysiological and the psychophysical techniques. I want to acquire a broad vision and knowledge, essential in the study of the neurological function, through the discussion with the researcher in a different field in order to make interdisciplinary study.

Shoko Harada
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Toshio Yanagida, PhD

What is life? This question keeps fascinating many scientists and I’m also drawn to it. I feel the answer is found through studying molecular mechanisms, and I’m very interested in the biomolecular mechanisms. I’d like to reveal the molecular mechanisms of sleep. Moreover, I’ll design a study to make a new system for drug discovery.

Shota Hirayama
Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Applied Chemistry
Supervisor: Takashi Hayashi, PhD

The aim of my research is to construct solar cell employing hemoproteins. I’d like to improve myself through this program.

Yuki Matsuura
Graduate School of Science, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Tatsuo Kakimoto, PhD

My research focuses on the polar transportation in plant cells. Through the IPBS, I’d like to learn the forefront of the life science and medical science and to conduce to the treatment for intractable diseases from a new perspective.

Ayaka Yamaguchi
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Dept. of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Toshihide Yamashita, MD PhD

To elucidate how neuropeptides regulate neural activities, I’m studying the mechanism of the odor learning in Caenorhabditis elegans. Through this program, I’d like to contribute to reveal therapy for disorders of uncertain cause.

2015 Enrollment (4-year program)

Asuka Sato
Asuka Sato
Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Supervisor: Yoshiharu Matsuura, DVM, PhD

I’m glad to know colleagues from other laboratories through IPBS. I’d like to bring the most of the experience and information that I may obtain in IPBS activities to my research.

Kensuke Matsumura
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Medical Pharmacy
Supervisor: Hitoshi Hashimoto, PharmD, PhD

In order to make clear the molecular mechanism of the etiology and pathology of autism, I’m studying the influence that gene variation gives for the brain development.
Through this program, I’d like to get "T-shaped ability" with field wide knowledge in addition to specialized knowledge and to become a researcher who can contribute to overcoming intractable diseases with an holistic viewpoint.

Gajanan Subhash Revenkar
Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Supervisor: Hideki Mochizuki, MD, PhD

In order to make clear the molecular mechanism of the etiology and pathology of autism, I’m studying the influence that gene variation gives for the brain development.
Through this program, I’d like to get "T-shaped ability" with field wide knowledge in addition to specialized knowledge and to become a researcher who can contribute to overcoming intractable diseases with an holistic viewpoint.

2015 Enrollment (5-year program)

Takuya Miura
Takuya Miura
Graduate School of Science, Department of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Kotaro Kimura, PhD

Nematode C. elegans is the only animal that its entire neuronal connectivity is already known. In our lab, we established a system of 3D imaging of nematode, and perform 3D imaging of its functional neuronal network, with quantitative odor input.
Through the IPBS program, Ifd like to know what is important in medical study and clinical site, and contribute to biology and medical science.

Chunming Zhang
Chunming Zhang
Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Applied Chemistry
Supervisor: Tsuyoshi Inoue, PhD

In GOTO Lab, I study the conformational stability and the mechanisms of protein folding and misfolding, the enhancing mechanism of the amyloid fibril. In addition, in IPBS I would like to learn how to be leaders in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences who can further progress towards finding cures. If you show application in your studies, you will succeed.

Nao Hamakawa
Nao Hamakawa
Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences
Supervisor: Kazuto Kato, PhD

The goal of my research is to solve ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of medical science studies. My approach is different from other researches in the sense that it doesnft use experimental methods. I am grateful to have this opportunity to be inspired by other students from various fields.

Namheon Kim
Namheon Kim
Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences
Supervisor: Haruhiko Kishima, MD, PhD

I hope to enhance my leadership skill and strengthen my vision through this program. Our research goal is to develop Brain-machine interface, a system that decodes human intention from the brain activity.

Satoshi Arizono
Satoshi Arizono
Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Material and Life Science
Supervisor: Kazuya Kikuchi, PhD

I want to be much wiser through learning and experience in IPBS.

Taichi Kimura
Taichi Kimura
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Department of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Takeharu Nagai, PhD

My aim of life is gDeveloping clinical-oriented medical technology for the improvement of patient QOLh, and here, Ifm so glad to be given such a great opportunity to study engineering and medical science. I would like to continue making efforts with humbleness and gratitude.

Sweksha Lohani
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Department of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Hiroaki Miki, PhD

Even though cancer is one of the major causes of death worldwide, there are still many aspects that are unknown. I'm interested to reveal the molecular mechanisms of cancer primarily focusing on membrane protein cyclin M (CNNM) responsible for Mg2+ efflux.
I'm greatly honored to have this opportunity to be the part of IPBS. I strongly believe that communicating with classmates and researchers from various field, will widen my vision and can lead to developing new approach to my research.

2015 Enrollment (4-year program)

Asuka Sato
Ru Su
Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Supervisor:Yasufumi Kaneda, MD, PhD

In our lab, we are developing new cancer therapy using HVJ envelope vector ( HVJ-E ), which have been proven to have anti-tumor effect itself, based on the mechanisms of the its anti-tumor activities. I am interested in pathogenesis of intractable diseases. I hope I could develop new diagnostic techniques and therapies to those diseases in the future.

2015 Enrollment (5-year program)

Takuya Miura
Yuto Endo
Graduate School of Science, Department of Biological Sciences
Supervisor: Kotaro Kimura, PhD

My research focuses on a molecular mechanism of neuronal plasticity.
In this program, I want to broaden our horizons by communicating with researchers in different field.

Chunming Zhang
Naoyuki Kawase
Graduate School of Science, Department of Biological Sciences
Supervisor:  Masato Okada, PhD

I am honored to be in this IPBS program. I will make the most of this opportunity to expand my relationship with other specialists and strive to be a successful scientist.

Takuya Oshima
Haruka Tani
Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Medical Sciences
Supervisor: Kiyoshi Takeda, MD, PhD

It is a pleasure for me to join this program, IPBS. I hope to improve my skill of presentation and communication in English, so I will do my best. And discussion with IPBS members, studying different fields, will have good effects on my study.
I study about mucosal immunology in colitis. In the intestinal mucosa there is a unique immune system through the interaction with commensal bacteria. I would like to find out something interesting about the homeostasis of mucosal immune system and provide new therapeutic strategies.

Nao Hamakawa
Shun-ichi Eto
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Yasuo Tsutsumi, PhD

I am searching for biomarkers to diagnose Dilated Cardiomyopathy by using proteomics methods. Through this program, I would like to make my dream come true, that is improving QOL of patients with intractable diseases.

Namheon Kim
Seiya Oura
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervisor: Masahito Ikawa, PhD

I’m researching reproductive and developmental biology using gene modified mice. I’m also interested in gene editing technology. Through the IPBS program, I will broaden my mental horizons and learn how to communicate with experts in different fields. I finally want to be a researcher who can contribute to biomedical sciences.

Satoshi Arizono
Kou Hioki
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Department of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor:  Ken Ishii, MD, PhD

I'd like to get knowledge to various life sciences as well as the immunology which is my major and be the researcher who can take a comprehensive view of diseases.

Taichi Kimura
Natsumi Hoshino
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Department of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Takeshi Yagi, PhD

I’ll study the molecular mechanism of how neural network is organized. I am eager to see which study is socially valuable and to conduct the study for treating intractable diseases.

Fumika Mori
Kouhei Mitamura
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Department of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Makoto Sato, MD, PhD

I believe IPBS is an ideal opportunity to improve my faculties. I’m looking forward to the things I learn and the people I meet through IPBS. And, I’ll try to have a favorable influence on them.

Tomomi Mineura
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Department of Frontier Biosciences
Supervisor: Iichirou Shimomura, MD, PhD

I’m grateful for giving the opportunity to study in the favorable environment, IPBS. I’ll do my best in IPBS, and I would like to contribute to the development of innovative drugs for radical treatment.