Project Programs

 

Director & Professor Ryuta KAWASHIMA
Associate Professor Syunntaro IKAWA
Senior Assistant Professor Masashi TAKAO
Associate Professor (Additional) Wataru SHOJI



The Department of Project Programs was established in April 2011 as part of a reorganization plan to promote special projects in aging research. Since its establishment, five special project groups have been created: the IKAWA Group (elucidation of signaling pathways involving p53 anti-oncogene family molecules), the KOBAYASHI Group (roles of intracellular signaling pathways in regulation of cellular functions), the FUNAHASHI Group (mechanism of the inner ear and how its function is tightly linked to its complex structure), the TAKAO Group (establishment of intact CTC enumeration and analysis procedure (iCeap) and the development of medical materials that can be applicable for flow cytometry or imaging cytometry), and finally the SHOJI Group (inter-disciplined research between cellular function and metabolism leading to regulation of age-related diseases).

Research Topics
•IKAWA Group: elucidation of signaling pathways involving p53 anti-oncogene family molecules.
•KOBAYASHI Group: roles of intracellular signaling pathways in regulation of cellular functions.
•FUNAHASHI Group: mechanism of the inner ear and how its function is tightly linked to its complex structure.
•TAKAO Group: establishment of intact CTC enumeration and analysis procedure (iCeap) and the development of medical materials that can be applicable for flow cytometry or imaging cytometry.
•SHOJI Group: inter-disciplined research between cellular function and metabolism leading to regulation of age-related diseases.