Laboratory of Functional Biology


kakizuka -at-

Associate Professor

imamura -at-

Assistant Professor

KOIKE, Masaaki
koike.masaaki.7n -at-

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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