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For the Better Understanding of Mechanisms Underlying Generation and Regeneration of Organs

Greetings

Professor Tetsuya Taga

The current research in the Department of Stem Cell Regulation is aimed at elucidating the mechanisms governing development, maintenance, and regeneration of the central nervous system and the hematopoietic system. We also aim to obtain a clue to tackle the problem of cancer recurrence. Particular attention is given to the molecular basis for fate determination of stem cells in view of cell-external cues (such as cytokines) and cell-intrinsic programs (including chromatin modification), taking cross-interactions of transcriptional regulatory signals into consideration.

PROFILE 【For more details】

Education:

  • 1982 (March), B.Sc. Kyoto University, Faculty of Science
  • 1984 (March), M. Med. Sci., Osaka University Medical School
  • 1988 (March), Ph.D., Osaka University Medical School

Positions:

1987 (April) - 1989 (March)
JSPS Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University
1989 (April - October)
Research Associate, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University
1989 (November) - 1996 (June)
Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University
1996 (July - August)
Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University
1996 (September) - 2000 (August)
Professor, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2000 (September) - 2008 (December)
Professor, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University
2001 (October) - 2006 (March), 2008 (April) - 2008 (September)
Director, Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, Kumamoto University
2008 (December) - present
Professor, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2013 (April) - 2018 (March)
Vice President of Public Relations, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2018 (April) - present
Executive Senior Vice President of Global Affairs, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Awards received:

  • Japanese Society for Immunology Award, December 1999
  • ISI Citation Laureate Award (authoring multiple high impact papers), October 2000