IDAC’s world renowned research facilities are spread across three buildings and divided into seven divisions. Within these division are a total of twenty-two laboratories collaborating with one another to achieve “smart-aging”. In addition, IDAC has three special facilities within the institute: the Cell Resource Center for Biomedical Research, the Smart Aging Research Center (S.A.R.C.) and the Pre-Clinical Research Center.

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Division of Aging Science

Dept. Gene Expression Regulation Hozumi MOTOHASHI
Dept. Experimental Immunology Toshiyuki TAKAI
Dept. Immunobiology Koetsu OGASAWARA
Dept. Molecular and Cellular Biology Hisanori HORIUCHI
Dept. Modomics Biology and Medicine Fan-Yan WEI
Dept. Metabolic Bioregulation
Dept. Integrative Bioanalytics
Dept. Project Programs Kozo TANAKA
Dept. In Silico Kengo KINOSHITA

Division of Cancer Science

Dept. Vascular Biology Yasufumi SATO
Dept. Molecular Oncology Kozo TANAKA
Dept. Cancer Biology Natsuko CHIBA
Dept. Clinical Oncology Chikashi ISHIOKA
Dept. Thoracic Surgery Yoshinori OKADA

Division of Brain Science

Dept. Developmental Neurobiology Toshihiko OGURA
Dept. Functional Brain Imaging Ryuta KAWASHIMA
Dept. Human Brain Science Motoaki SUGIURA
Dept. of Aging Research and Geriatric Medicine Yasuyuki TAKI
Dept. Cognitive Health Science Ryuta KAWASHIMA
Dept. Integrative Physiology
Dept. Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of New Therapeutics Innovation for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Yukitsuka KUDO
Department of New Therapeutics Innovation for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Hiroyuki ARAI

Cell Resource Center for Biological Research

The purpose of the Cell Resource Center for Biomedical Research is the collection, establishment, quality control, distribution of useful cell lines, and the construction of an extensive database for researchers worldwide.

Cell Resource Center for Biomedical Research Yasuhisa MATSUI

Pre-Clinical Research Center

The Pre-Clinical Research Center’s main purpose is to determine the safety and effectiveness of devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens that may be used for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of diseases before any clinical trials begin.

Dept. Pre-Clinical Evaluation Tomoyuki YAMBE
Dept. Medical Engineering and Cardiology Tomoyuki YAMBE
Dept. Ubiquitous Sensing Ryuta KAWASHIMA
Dept. Biomedical Measurements Yoshifumi SAIJO
Dept. Respiratory Engineering Yoshinori OKADA

Center for Environmental Response Research

The Center for Environmental Response Research aims to clarify functional interactions between the aging process and stress response to environmental factors, such as environmental chemicals, pathogens and mechanical stimuli. The center’s ultimate goal is to delay the aging process and alleviate age-related diseases by regulating defense mechanisms and increasing cytoprotection capacities.

Department of Redox Regulation Hozumi MOTOHASHI
Department of Metabolic Stress Regulation Fan-Yan WEI
Department of Chromosomal Stress Regulation Kozo TANAKA
Department of Bioinformatics

Brain MRI Center

The Brain MRI Center was established for “joint use” of the high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, which is available for research on human brain function and structure. Researchers from universities, research institutes and companies who are interested in using MRI equipment can participate in brain measurement experiments.

Brain MRI Center Motoaki SUGIURA