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Professor, Director of CiRA

Research Interest

Application of iPS cells, Stem cell research
Our research group focuses on stem cell biology and developmental engineering. In particular, we have established mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), and we are carrying out various aspects of basic and applied research using iPS cell technology.

What I like about my science

iPS cells can be generated from a wide range of somatic cell types, and many different methods have been developed for their generation. Using cell biology methods, including in vitro differentiation induction, and molecular biology methods, we plan to evaluate the pluripotency and safety of iPS cells. By expanding our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie reprogramming and pluripotency, we aim to generate and culture iPS cells compatible for use in clinical applications. We also seek to use patient-specific iPS cells to study disease mechanisms and applications in drug development.

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?

I’m from Osaka.

Yamanaka Lab Research Overview

Movie: Beating cardiomyocytes grown from differentiated mouse iPS cells