Introducing the principal investigators at the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer

Greetings from the director

The purpose of our institute is to shed light on the basic mechanisms of aging and to control age-related diseases, such as dementia and intractable cancers. To achieve our goals, we promote research under 3 main groups: (1) molecular mechanisms of aging and the self defense system, (2) molecular mechanism of carcinogenesis and cancer growth, and (3) brain maturation and aging. IDAC is one of the very few research institutes in the world that manages comprehensive multi-hierarchical medical research to focus on the complex mechanism of aging, by methods ranging from studying genes and cells using molecular biology techniques to directly studying people.

-Ryuta KAWASHIMA, MD, Director of IDAC