Scientific Founders of REPROCELL

Norio Nakatsuji, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University

Career

  • Founding director and professor of Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS)
  • Director and professor at Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University
  • Professor at National Institute of Genetics
  • Principal investigator at the Meiji Institute of Health Science
  • Postdoctoral training at Umea University in Sweden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and George Washington University in the USA, and MRC Mammalian Development Unit in UK.
  • Ph.D. from Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Hiromitsu Nakauchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

Professor, Department of Genetics,
Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Career

  • Professor, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
  • Professor, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • Team leader, Tsukuba Life Science Center, RIKEN
  • Assistant professor, Juntendo University School of Medicine
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D. from Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
  • M.D. from Yokohama City University School of Medicine

Scientific Advisors of REPROCELL

Atsushi Iwama, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University

Career

  • Professor at Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
  • Lecturer at Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
    Lecturer at Tsubuka University Faculty of Medicine
    Research fellow at Harbard University
  • Faculty of Medicine, Kumamoto University
  • Jichi Medical University Hospital
    Niigata University Hospital
  • M.D. Ph.D. from Faculty of Medicine, Niigata University

Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University.

Career

  • Professor at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University
  • Project Leader at National Institute of Biomedical Innovation
  • National Institute of Health Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • Ph.D. from Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University

Wado Akamatsu, M.D., Ph.D.

Project Professor, Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, Juntendo University

Career

  • Project Professor, Center for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, Juntendo University
  • Assistant Professor, Research Associate, Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Medical Genetics and Microbiology
  • Research Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Research Fellow, Osaka University Hospital
  • M.D. and Ph.D. from Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University

Naoki Nishishita Ph.D.

Chief Researcher and Research Coordinator, Department of Bioresources for Drug Discovery, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, health and Nutrition

Career

  • Chief Researcher and Research Coordinator, Department of Bioresources for Drug Discovery, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, health and Nutrition
  • Chief Researcher at Division of Cell Therapy, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation
  • Chief Researcher at Cell Evaluation Group, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation
  • Visiting researcher at Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
    Researcher at stem cell group, Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation Laboratory, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation
  • Visiting researcher at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
    Ph.D. from Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology

Hiroshi Yagi M.D., Ph.D.

Project Manager of Research Center Network for Realization of Regenerative Medicine (AMED)

Career

  • Assistant professor
    Department of Surgery
  • Division of Hepato-Biliary/Pancreas and Transplantation
  • Project Manager of Research Center Network for Realization of Regenerative Medicine (AMED)
  • Keio University,School of Medicine

Taeko Naruse, Ph.D.

Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Career

  • Assistant Professor at Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  • Research Fellow at Faculty of Medicine, Tokai University
  • Research Fellow at Graduate School of Medicine
  • Ph.D. from Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University
    Research Fellow at Graduate School of Medicine