Nanoparticles and Cancer Therapy
What I like about my science
Cancer research spans from basic science studies to translational approaches. We try to understand mechanism of tumor formation. We also test new therapies inhibiting tumor growth by making use of nanoparticles. We have developed novel types of nanoparticles that release anticancer drugs in response to external cues such as light and magnetic field (figure below). Exciting new therapies are being developed recently that will likely change the way cancer treatment is carried out.
Researcher Q & A
Where are you from?
My family comes from Yanai city in Yamaguchi prefecture but I was born in Sendai and grew up in Tokyo.
Why did you become a researcher?
I was fascinated by a book on molecular biology that I read when I was in high school. We focus on molecular biology of cancer and nanoparticle based therapies.
What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?
We are interested in investigating molecular mechanisms of tumor formation. This will provide new insight to devise ways to inhibit tumor growth. Two types of animal models are used in our research. One is the chicken egg tumor model that is established by transplanting human cancer cells to the membrane surrounding chicken embryo in a fertilized egg. The other is a mouse xenograft model.
What is your hobby?
A book that impressed me recently is “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner).
My favorite sport is basketball. It's a thrilling game that is decided in the last few seconds.
この人に聞く 京都大学 高等研究院 アイセムス 玉野井冬彦氏
特殊Ｘ線 がん細胞退治 京大など 皮膚のダメージ抑制
放射線がん破壊 新手法 微細ナノ粒子×特殊エックス線 京大など開発 「治療に応用」期待
[Mar 23]UCLA – Kyoto University Online seminar series #3: New developments in Cancer Research
[Call for applications] Summer research program for undergraduates (KU Amgen Scholars Program 2022)
[Upcoming] UCLA – Kyoto University Online seminar series #1: New developments in Cancer Research
Precision Tumor Targeting Using Nanoparticles
Eradication of tumor growth is my research motivation. Cancer has been a major health problem for...