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Sumio Terada, MD & PhD

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  • Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences / Medical and Dental Sciences / Cognitive and Behavioral Medicine / Neuroanatomy and Cellular Neurobiology [Professor]
  • Center for Brain Integration Research [Professor]
  • Prof. Terada started his career as a resident in surgery at the Saitama Medical School Hospital after his graduation from the University of Tokyo in 1989. He then belonged to the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Tokyo Graduate School as a Ph.D. candidate in 1991, received his degree in 1996, and joined the faculty as an assistant professor and then as a lecturer in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy between 1993 and 2005. During the period at the University of Tokyo with Dr. Nobutaka Hirokawa, he identified Kinesin-1 as the motor for slow axonal transport and found that both neurofilament proteins and tubulin are transported in the form of subunits or small oligomers in vivo. Since 2005, he has been in his present position at TMDU to head the research group and his research interests have been focused on elucidating the mechanisms of cytoskeletal dynamics and intercellular communication by utilizing new spectroscopic and molecular biological techniques. Most of his lab’s work is based on live-cell imaging with fluorescence or Raman spectroscopies. He has been collaborating with a microscopist Dr. Tomomi Tani at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole (now at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), and a physicist Prof. Kazuhiko Misawa at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) to develop fluorescence polarization and Raman spectroscopic technology, respectively. In 2008, with several other members, he co-founded a new department for neuroscience, the Center for Brain Integration Research (CBIR) at TMDU that aims to bring integrated methods to approach problems in both basic and clinical medicine. Dr. Terada is the department head of Neuroanatomy and Cellular Neurobiology, Professor of the CBIR and a co-member of the Program on Open Innovation Platform with Enterprises, Research Institute and Academia by Japan Science and Technology Agency led by Prof. Misawa at TUAT.

Mailing Address

Department of Neuroanatomy and Cellular Neurobiology

Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

1-5-45, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8519, Japan





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