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Specially Appointed Professor, Founding Director

Research Interest

Biology and Application of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

What I like about my science

Multi-disciplinary work of cell biology, developmental biology and biomedical application

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?

Hashimoto, Wakayama Prefecture

Why did you become a researcher?

Interested in animals and plants from childhood
Works and efforts by myself can produce significant results

What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?

Cell culture
Cultured cells and their behavior are interesting and beautiful

What is your hobby?

I read works of Souseki Natsume and Dostoevsky when I was a child.
Classic music by Bach, Opera by Verdi. Also modern and cool jazz

Having dinner on New Year’s Eve at a traditional Japanese restaurant.

Development of the 3-dimensional large-scale culture and production method of human pluripotent stem cells.