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IKEGAMI KOJI
Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Medicine)
Discipline Medical Life Science
Academic Degrees Hokkaido University PhD
Research Fields Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy; Basic medicine; General anatomy (including histology / embryology)
Biology; Biological Science; Cell biology
Biological Sciences; Neuroscience; Neurochemistry / Neuropharmacology
Research Keywords cytoskeleton / cilia and flagella / post-translational modifications / extracellular vesicles
Comments At the undergraduate level, I am in charge of anatomy at the medical school. Anatomy is a "study of observation" and is the first gateway for medical students who will examine patients in the future. In lectures and practical training, I not only teach knowledge and anatomical terms, but also emphasize the importance of perspectives and views, such as "how to see things".<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;In research, including postgraduate education, our primary motto is "observation" as in education, and we conduct imaging-based research in which we carefully "watch" cells and various structures within cells through a microscope. In particular, we focus on primary cilia, which are single hairs that grow on the surface of cells, and the cytoskeleton, which is the "bone" inside cells that transports materials and functions during cell division. I would like to clarify how cells and those structures change in development and aging or respond to various stimuli by using live imaging and time-lapse imaging, which sometimes allow us to observe them as they are.
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Topic Medical Science/Healthcare
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being 4 Quality education
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Medicine : Program of Medicine : Medicine
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Biomedical Science
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Biomedical Science
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Biomedical Sciences : Program of Medicine
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