About the Graduate School

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Division of Medicine


Department of Anatomy

Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Prof. SHIMADA Shoichi
Effects of exercise and experience on brain plasticity, memory and emotion
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Prof. SATO Makoto
Brain development and function
Cell Biology
Prof. HARADA Akihiro
Elucidating the molecular mechanisms behind the formation and maintenance of cell polarity
Molecular Neuroscience
Prof. YAMASHITA Toshihide
Targeting a cure for neurological diseases

Department of Physiology

Brain Physiology
Prof. KITAZAWA Shigeru
Brain science of what we can experience
Integrative Physiology
Prof. OKAMURA Yasushi
Elucidating the mechanisms of electric signaling in the body

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Prof. KIKUCHI Akira
Study of molecular signaling networks that regulate organ development, maintenance, and disruption
Medical Biochemistry
Medical chemistry is the study of chemical processes that occur within the human body to facilitate the development of medical treatments
Biological Science
Prof. TSUKITA Sachiko
Role of tight junctions in higher-order biological functions
Prof. YOSHIMORI Tamotsu
Uncovering the mysteries of autophagy

Department of Pathology

Prof. MORII Eiichi
Exploration of tumor diversity and its origin and significance
Stem Cell Pathology
Prof. NAKANO Toru
Using epigenetics to determine cell fate

Department of Pharmacology

Bio-system Pharmacology
Prof. KANAI Yoshikatsu
Study of transporters to analyze molecular functions and dynamics
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Prof. KURACHI Yoshihisa
Hierarchical study of biofunctions that includes the analysis of molecules, cells, and tissues

Department of Medical Engineering

Applied Visual Science
Prof. FUJIKADO Takashi
Basic and clinical research of vision using engineering strategies

Department of Social Medicine

Public Health
Prof. ISO Hiroyasu
Epidemiology and prevention of lifestyle diseases
Environmental Medicine and Population Sciences
Prof. SOBUE Tomotaka
Environmental medicine promote population science and commit to health policies
Legal Medicine
Prof. MATSUMOTO Hiroshi
The study of causes of death for new health and medical care
Biomedical Ethics and Public Policy
Prof. KATO Kazuto
Bioethics and medical ethics: Research on legal, ethical and societal issues for medical care

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Prof. UEDA Keiji
Going for virus control/regulation based on the global understanding from virus entry to its pathogenicity!
Immune Regulation
Prof. TAKEDA Kiyoshi
Study of the etiology and pathogenesis of intractable immune diseases
Immunology and Cell Biology
Prof. ISHII Masaru
The immune system: a dynamic network connecting organs and tissues to maintain the integrity of a living organism
Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Immunology
Prof. NAGASAWA Takashi
Elucidation of the physiology and pathology of the microenvironment (niche) that maintains and regulates hematopoietic stem cells and immune cells in the bone marrow

Department of Genome Biology

Gene Therapy Science
Prof. KANEDA Yasufumi
From the bench to the clinic, and the clinic to the bench
RNA Biology and Neuroscience
Prof. KAWAHARA Yukio
Deepening RNA biology research for the elucidation of neurogenerative diseases
Statistical Genetics
Prof. OKADA Yukinori
Human genome data for the study of disease pathology and drug discovery
Cancer Genome Informatics
Prof. YACHIDA Shinichi
Cancer and the cancer genome

Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Prof. SATO Hiromichi
Cognition and behavior – Exploring human functional neuroanatomy and the mechanism of visual motor control in animals
Biomechanics and Motor Control
Improve performance and prevent exercise-related injuries
Medicine for Sports and Performing Arts
Prof. NAKATA Ken
Medical research on health, sports and physical performance

Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine
Prof. SAKATA Yasushi
Deliver new cardiovascular medical services from Osaka to patients around the world
Metabolic Medicine
Prof. SHIMOMURA Iichiro
Targeting endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity.
Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Immunology
Prof. KUMANOGO Atsushi
Development of clinical medicine and human resources and research that contributes to the advancement of medical knowledge and treatments
Geriatric and General Medicine
Prof. RAKUGI Hiromi
New medical approaches for healthy longevity
Hematology and Oncology
Prof. KANAKURA Yuzuru
Elucidation of the pathology of blood diseases and development of novel therapeutic treatments, with the aim to integrate basic research with state-of-the-art medical care
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Prof. TAKEHARA Tetsuo
Integration of basic and clinical research and innovative gastroenterology and hepatology
Prof. ISAKA Yoshitaka
Through integration of basic research and clinical research, we aim to develop new therapeutic options for patients with kidney disease, improving prognosis and quality of life
Laboratory Medicine
Innovation in disease concepts using novel diagnostic methods

Department of Integrated Medicine

Prof. MOCHIZUKI Hideki
Basic and clinical research on neuromuscular disease
Prof. IKEDA Manabu
Multilateral research to study mental health and develop related therapies
Prof. OZONO Keiichi
Cures for intractable diseases
Pathology of intractable skin diseases and new diagnostics and treatments
Biomedical Statistics
Prof. HATTORI Satoshi
Medical Informatics
Prof. MATSUMURA Yasushi
Evolution of medical databases to medical artificial intelligence (AI)

Department of Radiology

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Prof. TOMIYAMA Noriyuki
Advanced imaging research
Nuclear Medicine and Tracer Kinetics
Atoms for Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Prof. OGAWA Kazuhiko
Radiation Oncology (Radiotherapy, Medical Physiscs, Radiation Biology)

Department of Surgery

Cardiovascular Surgery
Prof. SAWA Yoshiki
Next generation cardiovascular surgery through basic research, clinical therapies and education
General Thoracic Surgery
Innovations in thoracic surgery
Gastroenterological Surgery
Characterizing cancer for future treatment and control
Gastroenterological Surgery
Prof. DOKI Yuichiro
Innovations for gastrointestinal surgery
Breast and Endocrine Surgery
Prof. NOGUCHI Shinzaburo
Personalized medicine for breast cancer: development and practical application of molecular diagnostic methods
Pediatric Surgery
Prof. OKUYAMA Hiroomi
Pediatric surgery pursuing minimally invasive and proper growth

Department of Acute Critical Medicine

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Prof. FUJINO Yuji
All roads lead to anesthesiology
Traumatology and Acute Critical Medicine
Prof. SHIMAZU Takeshi
A new era of emergency medicine

Department of Organ Regulation Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery
Prof. YOSHIKAWA Hideki
A comprehensive and innovative approach towards disease treatment and improvement of quality of life
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prof. KIMURA Tadashi
Search for the female lifecycle (pregnancy, aging and cancer)
Prof. NONOMURA Norio
Urology research on a wide range of basic and clinically topics
Plastic Surgery
Surgical techniques and research for the restoration of damaged forms and functions of the body and the enhancement of beauty

Department of Neural and Sensory Organ Surgery

Prof. NISHIDA Kohji
Prof. KISHIMA Haruhiko
Doing one’s best

Independent Associate Professor

Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Assoc.Prof. MATSUO Naoki
The neural basis of learning and memory

Specific Chair

Global and Innovative Medicine
Specially Appointed Associate.Prof. MINAMITANI Kaori
Human resources for global and future medical needs

Special Collaborating Institutes

Department of Pharmaceutical Information

Hospital Pharmacy
Applying hospital pharmacology to clinical pharmacology

Department of Infection Control and Prevention

Infection Control and Prevention
Prof. TOMONO Kazunori
Comprehensive reserch on Antimicrobial Resistance

Collaborating Institutes

Department of Integral Function

Integral Function
(Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University)
Laboratory Animal Science
(Institute of Experimental Animal Sciences) Assoc.Prof. Mashimo Tomoji
New animal models through genome editing

Department of Host Defense

Host Defense
(Research Institute for Microbial Diseases,Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences,Immunology Frontier Research Center)

Department of Health Promotion Medicine

Health Promotion Medicine
(Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Health Care Center)

Department of Bioregulation and Cellular Response

Bioregulation and Cellular Response
(Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies)Prof. NAKADA Shinichiro

Endowed Chair

Cancer Immunotherapy
TSUBOI Akihiro( Endowed Chair Professor )
Basic and clinical cancer research
Clinical Gene Therapy
MORISHITA Ryuuichi( Endowed Chair Professor )
Development of breakthrough treatment for intractable diseases and practice of translational research
Vision Informatics (TOPCON)
KAWASAKI Ryou (Endowed Chair Professor )
Applying hospital pharmacology to clinical pharmacology
Advanced Technology for Transplantation
ICHIMARU Naotsugu ( Endowed Chair Associate Professor )
Kidney failure and transplantation
Integrative Medicine
OHNO Satoshi (Specially Appointed Associate Professor)
The only department of “Complementary and alternative medicine” and “integrative medicine” in Japan
Regenerative Dermatology
TERAO Mika ( Endowed Chair Associate Professor )
Hair follicles are the only adult cells that repeatedly die and regenerate through one’s lifetime.
Orthopedic Biomaterial Science
SUGAMOTO Kazuomi( Endowed Chair Professor )
Development of artificial joints and computerized surgical systems for the hip joint
Orthopaedic Medical Engineering
SUGANO Nobuhiko(Endowed Chair Professor)
Development of artificial joints and computerized surgical systems for the hip joint
Molecular Imaging in Medicine
SHIMOSEGAWA Eku (Endowed Chair Professor)
From the preclinic to the clinic 〜 Promote drug development through biological imaging
Stem Cell Therapy Science
TAMAI Katsuto (Endowed Chair Professor)
Stem cell regeneration-inducing medicine: Medical science for understanding stem cell maintenance mechanism in vivo
Metabolism and Atherosclerosis
MAEDA Norikazu (Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Basic and clinical research of lifestyle diseases and atherosclerosis
Frontier Science for Cancer and Chemotherapy
SATOH Taroh(Endowed Chair Professor)
New cancer therapies and drugs by using the Osaka University network
Community Medicine
KISO Shinichi(Specially Appointed Associate Professor)
Community medical care revitilization
Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Medicine
KURATANI Toru(Endowed Chair Professor)
Welcome to new era of minimally invasive cardiovascular treatments
Visual Regenerative Medicine
BABA Kouichi(Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy
Stem Cell and Applied Medicine
HAYASHI Ryuhei(Endowed Chair Professor)
Stem cell technology and its application to regenerative medicine
Advanced Device Medicine
SAKAGUCHI Hirokazu(Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
From Japan to the world -Development and distribution of innovative medical devices using cutting-edge materials and technologies-
Medical Therapeutics for Heart Failure
HIGO Shuichiro (Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Disease study using clinical data and biological specimens for new treatments
Surgical Therapeutics for Heart Failure
YOSHIKAWA Yasushi(Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Heart transplants, artificial hearts and other methods to treat heart failure
Therapeutics for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
MIZUSHIMA Tsunekazu(Endowed Chair Professor)
Inflammatory bowel disease: new treatments and understanding of etiology
Diabetes Care Medicine
IWAHASHI Hiromi (Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Personalized medicine for diabetes based on pathology and comorbidity of individual patients
Health Development and Medicine
NAKAGAMI Hironori (Endowed Chair Professor)
Vaccines for lifestyle diseases like hypertension
Carbon Ion Radiotherapy
SUZUKI Osamu (Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Doing science on accelerated heavy ions curing cancer
NAGAI Yoshitaka (Endowed Chair Professor)
Interdisciplinary approach to target intractable neurodegenerative diseases and dementia
Cardiology for International Education and Research
SUMITSUJI Satoru (Endowed Chair Professor)
Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Treatments
Adipose Management
FUKUHARA Atsunori(Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Studying adipocytes and adipocytokines to understand the onset mechanism of metabolic syndrome
Innovative Visual Science
MARUYAMA Kazuichi (Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Innovative techniques for basic and clinical research of the eye
Inter-Organ Communication Research in Kidney Disease
HAMANO Takayuki (Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
To Reveal the Inter-Organ Communication in Kidney disease
Precision Medicine for Dementia
MORIHARA Takashi (Endowed Chair Associate Professor)
Evolving from intuitive medicine to precision medicine

Joint Research Chair

Immunology and Regenerative Medicine
S.A.Prof. TOYOFUKU Toshihiko
Development of intracellular metabolic regulation techniques for cell quality
Frontier Research in Tumor Immunology
S.A.AProf. TANAKA Atsushi
Tumor immunity: the study of tumor immune responses by bioinfomatics
Clinical Research in Tumor Immunology
S.A.Prof. WADA Hisashi
Cancer immunity
Medical Data Science
S.A.Prof. ISHII Hideshi
Molecular profiling of tumors to develop innovative personalized medicine and novel therapeutics
Ocular Immunology and Regenerative Medicine
S.A.A.Prof. KAWASAKI Satoshi
Elucidation of the involvement of chronic inflammation during the pathogenic processes of various ophthalmic diseases and the creation of treatments
Neuromodulation and Neurosurgery
S.A.Prof. SAITO Youichi
Neuromodulation 〜 the regeneration of brain functions
Genome Informatics
S.A.Prof. NAKAYA Akihiro
AI system based on medical informatics and genome information
Translational Cell Therapy
S.A.A.Prof. SAITO Atsuhiro
Cellular transplantation medicine
Impulse Science for Medicine
S.A.A.Prof. YAMASHITA Kunihiko
Using “impulse science” for the development of new therapies
Advanced Stem Cell Therapy
S.A.A.Prof.HATA Hiroki
Regenerative medicine from the basic to clinical level
Cardiac of Regeneration and Therapeutics
S.A.A.Prof. SABA Rie
Regenerative medicine for heart disease
Drug Discovery for Cardiovascular Regeneration
S.A.A.Prof. KAWAGUCHI Naomasa
Clinical application of drugs for cardiac remodeling
Frontier of Regenerative Medicine
S.A.Prof. MIYAGAWA Shigeru
Regenerative medicine for the heart using iPS cells
Biodesign for Healthcare Innovation
S.A.Prof. YAMADA Kenji
Innovation for Healthcare device
Advanced Hybrid Medicine
S.A.Prof. HAGIHARA Keisuke
Invention of new therapies by integrating traditional medicine and modern medicine
Cell Design for Tissue Construction
S.A.A.Prof. MINAMI Itsunari
Basic research for cell differentiation and tissue constuction towards clinical application
Environmental Space Infection control
S.A.Prof. EZOE Sachiko
Development of spatial infection management
Urological Immuno-oncology
S.A.A.Prof UEMURA Motohide.
Using omics to find biomarkers for immune checkpoint inhibitors
Clinical Genomics
S.A.Prof. MAEDA Daichi
Clinical implementation of advanced genomic medicine
Thermo-Therapeutics for Vascular Dysfunction
S.A.Prof. SHIMA Yoshihito
Novel therapies for peripheral blood flow disorders and their mechanisms of action
Future Diagnostic Radiology
S.A.Prof. WATANABE Yoshiyuki
Create new clinical values from medical imaging
Neuro-Medical Science
S.A.A.Prof. ITOKAZU Takahide
New drugs for refractory neurological diseases through translational research
Biostatistics and Data Science
S.A.Prof. HIDA Eisuke
Building new clinical evidence by integrating clinical trial data and real world data (RWD)


Division of Health Sciences