Pathobiological Science and Technology

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Professor: Yukisato Kitamura
Professor: Naoto Burioka
Professor: Masahiko Kato
Professor: Shinichi Usui
Associate professor: Mayumi Nakagawa
Junior Associate professor: Hisashi Shimohiro
Junior Associate professor: Kengo Sato
Assistant professor: Naoko Ishiguro
Assistant professor: Michiko Matsushita
Assistant professor: Miyako Takata

Characteristic of the Department

The Department of Pathobiological Science and Technology provides application-focused programs based on fundamental knowledge of medical sciences and medical care. Students have the opportunity to take a training program in the final year of their undergraduate course to gain practical experience at the University Hospital and other medical institutes in the region. Our staff are specialized in various research areas and supervise relevant research projects, such as basic research in pathology and microbiology, and applied medical research related to physiological information, clinical chemistry, haematology and immunology. From 2004, we have offered a highly specialized postgraduate courses (Master’s program) .

Research areas

・Hepatic sinusoidal cell
・Molecular mechanisms of the extracellular matrix
・Intracellular signal transduction
・Molecular pathological diagnosis
・Analysis of biological signals (analysis of time series and non-linear analysis)
・Telemonitoring of medical devices
・Evaluation of inter-professional work in cardiac rehabilitation
・Elucidation of pathophysiological differences in phenotypes of heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction
・Evaluation of echocardiographic changes in heart failure patients after pharmacotherapeutic intervention
・The effects of therapeutic intervention on patients with structural heart diseases
・The deleterious effects of sleep disorder on patients with chronic heart failure
・The relationship between sleep apnea syndrome and cardiovascular diseases
・Risk evaluation of deep vein thrombosis in patients with colon cancer
・Research on a new analytical method for serum lipoproteins
・Impaired lipoprotein metabolism in metabolic syndrome
・Role and clinical significance of serum lipoprotein subfractions
・Genotyping of ABO polymorphisms by the High Resolution Melting method
・Exploring of tri-allelic SNPs using the High Resolution Melting method for forensic application
・Clinical significance of a soluble form of the LDL receptor
・Development of early diagnosis technology for blood diseases
・Usefulness of ultrasonography for diagnosing neuromuscular diseases
・Biochemistry and molecular biology of sarcoma
・Elucidation of the molecular pathogenesis of Merkel cell carcinoma
・Development of rapid detection system for SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus
・Investigation for relationship between non-tuberculous and intestinal bacterial flora