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All data is as of December 05, 2022.


Associate Professor or Lecturer
Affiliation Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Medicine)
Discipline Gastroenterology
Academic Degrees Hiroshima University Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences
Research Fields Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy; Clinical internal medicine; Gastroenterology
Biological Sciences; Genome science; Medical genome science
Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy; Basic medicine; Virology
Research Keywords Gastroenterology / Hepatology / Genome / hepatitis virus
Comments I have focused on investigating host genetic factors involved in various liver diseases, such as chronic HBV and HCV infection, HCV-induced liver cirrhosis and cancer, and responsiveness to therapy (Nat Genet 2010*, Nat Genet 2011*, J Hepatol 2013, PLoS One 2013*; Nat Genet 2020, J Gastroenterol 2020*, *1st author). I have studied not only the human genome polymorphism but also the HCV genome mutation, and suggested the possibility of their interaction (J Hepatol 2015). Based on these experiences, I start to analyze the genome of gut bacteria which may be implicated in the pathogenesis of liver and metabolic disorders. In order to clarify the effects of them on the immune system and metabolic pathways, I conduct the integrated genetic and genomic analyses of human, virus and microbiota in the current study.
Our goals are (1) establishment of precision medicine for various digestive diseases and (2) contribution to development of new therapies, diagnostic method, and prophylactic approach to various digestive diseases.
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Topic Cancer Treatment
Epidemiology/Virus/Infectious Disease
Medical Science/Healthcare
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Medicine : Program of Medicine : Medicine
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Biomedical Sciences : Program of Medicine
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