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Department of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering is based on regenerative medicine, development of medical devices, and nanobiotechnology. By collaborating widely with researchers in the life sciences field and the science and engineering fields, many new discoveries are made that can only be obtained at the boundaries between disciplines, and these discoveries are applied to develop novel technologies.

  • 1. Artificial joint using CNT composite.
  • 2. Image of CNT uptake into a bronchial epithelial cell.
  • 3. Differentiated human pluripotent stem cells.
  • 4. Monkey iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

Researchers List

Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Medicine), Ph. D. in Medicine
Full-time Contributor
Yuji Shiba
Career
2007 Ph.D. Graduate School of Medicine, Shinshu University
1998 M.D. School of Medicine, Shinshu University
2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University
2013 Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University
2014 Senior Assistant Professor, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, Shinshu University
2016 Associate Professor, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, Shinshu University
2017 Professor, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, Shinshu University
Research Field
Cardiac regeneration, Stem cell biology
Research Theme
Stem cell therapy for cardiac repair
Message
Our goal is to understand the mechanisms underlying organ failure caused by aging or disease and provide new treatments with emerging biotechnology and bioengineering. We welcome people of all skills and abilities to join our team!
Director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Health Sciences)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Full-time Contributor
Naoto Saito
Research Field
Orthopedic surgery, Rehabilitation medicine, Bone metabolism, Medical and biological engineering, Biomaterial, Nano-biotechnology
Research Theme
Application of nano-carbons for biomaterials
Safety evaluation of nano-carbons
Scaffold materials for bone tissue regeneration
Development of novel artificial joint and spinal fusion implant
Academic Assembly Associate Professor (Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Full-time Contributor
Hisao Haniu
Research Field
Biotechnology and Biomaterials, Nanobioscience, Risk sciences of radiation and chemicals, Environmental impact assessment
Research Theme
Safety evaluation and basic science of carbon nanotube and other nanomaterials for medical application.
Development of evaluation methods using proteomic technique for personalized safety.
Academic Assembly Senior Assistant Professor (Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Science
Full-time Contributor
Daihachiro Tomotsune
Research Field
Anatomy, Embryology, Molecular Biology, Epigenetics
Research Theme
Stability and variability of differentiation state in human pluripotent stem cells
Academic Assembly Assistant Professor (Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Pharmacy
Full-time Contributor
Akemi Kakino
Research Field
Vascular biology
Research Theme
The regulatory machinery for vascular function
The endogenous protein which controls an action of oxidized LDL
Home Page
http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/faculty/medicine/chair/i-1seiri/index.html
Academic Assembly Assistant Professor (Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Full-time Contributor
Shin Kadota
Research Field
Stem cell biology, Cardiology
Research Theme
Development of the cardiac regenerative therapy using pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (PSC-CMs), Search for novel factors to enhance maturation of PSC-CMs, Development of the biopacemaker using PSC-CMs
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Part-time Contributor
Katsunori Sasaki
Research Field
ES cell biology, Organ technology, Clinical anatomy
Research Theme
1. Research of tissue and organ creation using ES and iPS cells derived from phenotype cells
2. Establishment of a new research field by the combination of regenerative medicine and cancer research
Home Page
http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/faculty/medicine/chair/i-1kaibo/
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Part-time Contributor
Takayuki Honda
Research Field
Laboratory Medicin, Pathology of Respiratoury system, Infection Control
Research Theme
Application of the routine tests (Blood cell counts, biochemical tests), Clinical application of droplet-type rapid PCR machine, Etiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Three-dimentional analaysis of albeolar structure in various lung diseases.
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Medicine)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Part-time Contributor
Mitsuhiko Yamada
Research Field
Electro-pharmacology
Research Theme
We analyzing the functional and topological regulation of skeletal-muscle and cardiac L-type Ca2+ channels in response to hormones and cell development and seeking for new sites of action of therapeutics.
Home Page
http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/faculty/medicine/department/medical_science/course/course06.php
http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/faculty/medicine/eng/graduate/course/36518.html
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Health Sciences)
Ph. D. in Medicine
Part-time Contributor
Keisaku Fujimoto
Research Field
Respiratory medicine (COPD, Asthma, Sleep disordered breathing)
Research Theme
Pathophysiological analysis of chronic respiratory disease (such as COPD, asthma and BO) and sleep disordered breathing, and development and assessment of newly developing device and apparatus of pulmonary function testing and biomonitoring system.
Chonnam National University, Korea
Yoong Ahm Kim
Research Field
Synthesis and Applications of Nanosized Carbon Materials
Research Theme
To synthesize nanosized carbon materials using various methods, and then tailor their physical and chemical properties including their surface properties for their applications in nanocomposite, functional biomedical device and energy storage device.
Home Page
https://scholar.google.co.jp/citations?user=91PIrw0AAAAJ&hl=en
Chonnam National University, Korea
Jin Hee Kim
Research Field
Biofunctionalization of nanocarbons
Research Theme
To explore unique properties of nanosized carbons including their biocompatibility, I am developing several ways of decorating the surface of nanosized carbons and then finding their uses as scaffold in biomedical field.