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Frontier Research Initiative

Organization/Researchers

The Frontier Research Initiative is managed under the theme adopted by the University of Tokyo, "Promotion of Independence for Young Investigators" (representative: President Hiroshi Komiyama), funded by "Program for Improvement of Research Environment for Young Researchers" from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). In cooperation with the university-wide program steering committee, the office of program supervision established within the Institute of Medical Science supports the research and training of mainly two Frontier Research Team Leaders and four Frontier Researchers. Various professors from within the Institute serve as mentors, offering guidance and advice on research and training matters.

Nakae Group


Our goals are to understand the molecular mechanism of development of allergic diseases such as asthma and dermatitis using gene-deficient mice.

Associate Professor (Project)

Susumu Nakae

+81-3-6409-2111

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Heissig Group


Stem cells can modulate tissue regeneration. The unique roles of the microenvironment, like stromal cells, chemokines, cytokines, adhesion molecules, and proteolytic enzymes, which regulate hematopoietic stem cells are currently being investigated. We seek to understand how hematopoietic cells are recruited and how they contribute to vessel formation (angiogenesis) of ischemic and malignant cancerous tissues.

Associate Professor (Project)

Beate Heissig

+81-3-5449-5136

Heissig Group Website

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Yamashita Group


 

Research Associate (Project)

Riu Yamashita

+81-3-5449-5132

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Yamamoto Group


 

Research Associate (Project) Katsuyoshi Yamamoto

+81-3-5449-5479

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Yokoyama Group


 

Research Associate (Project) Kazumasa Yokoyama

+81-3-5449-5305

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