JAPANESE

Member

HP用写真(西山)

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

Koichi Nishiyama, M.D., Ph.D.

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Biography

EDUCATION
1992 M.D., School of Medicine, Kumamoto University
1996-2000 Graduate School of Medicine, Kumamoto University
2006 Ph.D. (Medicine), Kumamoto University
PROFESSIONAL CAREER
1992-1994 Resident in Internal Medicine, Kumamoto University Hospital and the affiliated Hospitals (Prof. Hirofumi Yasue)
1994-1996 Resident in Cardiology, Kumamoto Chuo Hospital and Yatsushiro General Hospital
2000-2002 Visiting Research Fellow, Division of Integrative Cell Biology, Institution of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University (IMEG) (Prof. Hiroki Kurihara)
2000-2005 Clinical Research Fellow, Kumamoto University Hospital and the affiliated Hospitals (Prof. Hisao Ogawa)
2005-2006 Research fellow, Department of Developmental and Medical Technology (Sankyo), Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Hiroki Kurihara)
2006-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Hiroki Kurihara)
2014-2015 Lecturer, Department of Preventive Cardiac Medicine, Kumamoto University Hospital
2014-present Principal Investigator, Nishiyama Laboratory, International Research Center of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
2015-2016 Lecturer, Department of General and Community Medicine, Kumamoto University
2016-present Associate Professor, International Research Center for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University
HONORS and AWARDS
Poster award of IVBM 2012 (2012)
SOCIETIES
The Japanese Vascular Biology and Medicine Organization (Committee)
Japanese Circulation Society
The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
Japanese Society of Mathematical Biology
Japanese Society of Developmental Biologist
The Biophysical Society of Japan

Research Field

Vascular Biology & Medicine, Quantitative Biology, Theoretical Biology

Message

How should we conduct our research? Consequently, what can research provide us with? Admittedly, I don’t have adequate answers for it at this time. I am going to reach after the truth behind the things which I have interest in, genuinely and with insatiable curiosity. After that, I believe the answers will be found.

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Research fellow

Yuichiro Arima

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Biography:
1998-2004 M.D., School of Medicine, Kumamoto University, 2004-2006 Resident, Kumamoto University Hospital, 2006-2007 Resident in Cardiology, Kumamoto University Hospital(Prof. Hisao Ogawa), 2007-2009 Resident in Cardiology, Kumamoto Chuo Hospital, 2009-2013 Ph.D. (Medicine), Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Hiroki Kurihara), 2010-2013 Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2013-2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University Hospital (Prof. Hisao Ogawa), 2015-2016 Researcher, Department of Molecular Physiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (Prof. Osamu Nakagawa), 2016-present Assistant Professor, Kumamoto University Hospital

Society:
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, The Japanese Circulation Society, The Japanese Vascular Biology and Medicine Organization

Research Field:
Cardiovascular Medicine、Vascular Biology、Development

Awards:
2012 Young Investigator’s Award, 16th annual scientific meeting, The cardiovascular Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2012 Young Investigator’s Award, 20th annual scientific meeting, The Japanese Vascular Biology and Medicine Organization, 2013 Young Investigator’s Award, 77th annual scientific meeting, Japanese Circulation Society

Messages:
I have much interest in the mechanisms of how heart and the nutirent vessel, coronary vasculature, are developed. Through the understanding of the morphogenetic mechanisms, I intend to find the way of how to treat the diseased conditions.

Research fellow

Sanshiro Hanada

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Academic Qualification:
2004-2008 Ph.D. (Engineering), Department of Chemical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2002-2004 MEng. Department of Chemical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering The University of Tokyo, Japan, 1998-2002 BEng. Department of Chemical System Engineering, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo, Japan

Career History:
2015-2017 Postdoc Research Fellow, Institute of Pathology, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, 2010-2015 Researcher, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 2009-2010 Researcher, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, 2008-2009 Research Fellow, Japan Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment (Collaborative researcher, International Medical Center of Japan), 2008 Research Assistant, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo

Award:
2014 Research fellowship, the Uehara Memorial Foundation, 2014 Study subsidy, Mochida Memorial Foundation for Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2003 Bronze prize for student, Kanto Branch meeting, The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan

Research Interest:
My interest is to establish vascularized tissue model in vitro/ex vivo. For understanding the basic dynamics of vascularization, I believe, the multidisciplinary approach by cell biology, engineering, computational analysis etc. will contribute the progress of tissue engineering or regenerative medicine.

Research assistant

Michie Uchikawa

Research assistant (part-timer)

Chiharu Esumi

Research assistant (part-timer)

Yoko Takizawa

Collaborators

  • Dr. Takashi Miura (Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kyusyu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences)
  • Dr. Ryuji Yokokawa (Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering)
  • 三浦岳博士が、研究代表者であるCREST「生命動態の理解と制御のための基盤技術の創出」研究課題“からだの外でかたちを育てる” に主たる共同研究者として参加しています。このプロジェクトの中で、当研究室は血管形成メカニズムの解明に焦点を当てています。

  • Dr. Alvaro Köhn-Luque (University of Oslo)
  • Dr. Walter de Back (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • We aim to systematically dissect the regulatory mechanism underlying angiogenic collective movements of endothelial cells using an integrated approach that includes biological experiments and computational modeling.

  • Dr. Akiyoshi Uemura (Department of Retinal Vascular Biology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences)
  • We aim to uncover roles of perivascular pericyte in the regulation of endothelial cell dynamics and resultant vascular morphogenesis using murine retinal angiogenesis.

  • Dr. Shigetomo Fukuhara (Department of Cell Biology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center)
  • We aim to dissect the regulatory mechanism underlying angiogenic endothelial cell movements using Zebrafish embryo.

  • Dr. Osamu Nakagawa (Department of Molecular Physiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center)
  • We are developing a reconstitution assay system of cardiac microenvironment, which enables to dissect myocardium-specific mechanisms of angiogenic morphogenesis.

  • Dr. Pilhan Kim> (KAIST, Korea)
  • We aim to dissect angiogenic dynamics in vivo using mouse model.