Basic Research on Immunological Memory
Translational Research on Allergy and Cancer
Description of your research and your dream!
The Department has three groups focused on: 1) basic research on immunological memory, in particular, analysis of epigenetic molecular mechanisms and elucidation of formation and maintenance mechanism of memory cells; 2) research on allergic and chronic airway inflammation; and 3) development of immune cell therapy for cancer.
The field of immune system has a great potential. We welcome young researchers who wants to conduct front-line immunology researches through joint researchers with domestic and international research institutes such as RIKEN or NIH, and want to play an active role as "professional researchers in immunology" in the near future.
- School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University, MD 1984
- Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo (Prof. T. Tada) Ph.D 1988
- Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, (Dr. A. Singer)
- Research Associate, The University of Tokyo
- Associate Professor, Research Institute for Biological Science, Science University of Tokyo
- Associate Professor, Chiba University
- Professor, Department of Medical Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
- Professor, Department of Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
- Director, Biomedical Research Center, Chiba University
- Director, Experimental Animal Facility, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University
- Director, Future Medicine and Education Research Center, Chiba University
- Director, Future Medicine and Education Research Organization, Chiba University
- Vice-President, Chiba University (In charge of Future Medicine)
- Dean, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Chiba University
- Endo, Y., Hirahara, K., Iinuma, T., Shinoda, K., Tumes, D. J., Asou, H. K., Matsugae, N., Obata-Ninomiya, K., Yamamoto, H., Motohashi, S., Oboki, K., Nakae, S., Saito, H., Okamoto, Y., and Nakayama, T.: The Interleukin-33-p38 kinase axis confers memory T helper 2 cell pathogenicity in the airway. Immunity 42:294-308 (2015).
- Iinuma, T., Okamoto, Y., Yamamoto, H., Inamine-Sasaki, A., Ohki, Y., Sakurai, T., Funakoshi, U., Yonekura, S., Sakurai, D., Hirahara, K., and Nakayama, T.: Interleukin-25 and mucosal T cells in noneosinophilic and eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis. Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 114:289-298 (2015).
- Nakagomi, D., Suzuki, K., Meguro, K., Hosokawa, J., Tamachi, T., Takatori, H., Suto, A., Matsue, H., Ohara, O., Nakayama, T., Shimada, S., and Nakajima, H.: Matrix metalloproteinase 12 is produced by M2 macrophages and plays important roles in the development of contact hypersensitivity. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 135:1397-1400 (2015).
- Soujinkai Award, Yamaguchi University Almuni
- The 1st Young Scientist Award, Bioimaging Society
- The 3rd Japanese Society for Immunology Award, The Japanese Society for Immunology
- The 14th Abbott Japan Allergy Research Award, Japan Allergy Foundation
The American Association of Immunologists,
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Clinical Immunology Society,
Japanese Cancer Association,
Japanese Society of Allergology,
Japanese Society for Immunology,
The Molecular Biology Society of Japan