Laboratory of Functional Biology

Professor

KAKIZUKA, Akira
kakizuka -at- lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Associate Professor

IMAMURA, Hiromi
imamura -at- lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Program-Specific Assistant Professor

YOSHIDA, Tomoki
yoshida.tomoki.8v -at- kyoto-u.ac.jp

Main theme

Using animal models of human diseases, such as neurodegenerations, cancers, and obesity-related diseases, and using metabolite imaging techniques, we aim to elucidate molecular bases of such diseases and develop new strategies to cure or prevent them.
One of the main features of life science research in the coming years will be that the results obtained from fundamental research should ideally be directly connected to the good of society. From this standpoint, in addition to handling topics with high scientific significance, we aim to contribute to the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, cancers, and obesity-related diseases from our research results.
We hold the same view on scientific education, and through training individuals to communicate their ideas logically yet effectively, as well as by nurturing their creativity, in addition to strengthening their practical research skills, we aim to cultivate opinion leaders standing at the core of life science research in the 21st century.

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Laboratory of Functional Biology Keyword

animal disease model  disease treatment  drug discovery  neurodegenerative disease  cell death  cancer  obesity  diabetes mellitus  ATP  energy metabolism  stress response