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Faculty of Medicine / Research Institute of Disaster Medicine, Chiba University
ProfessorI graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1984 and subsequently joined the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Chiba University. In 1986, I embarked on a research position at the National Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, followed by a visiting researcher role at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States in 1988. Upon my return to Japan, I held several key positions, including Director of the Drug Dependence Laboratory at the Institute of Mental Health, National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry, and Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine. Eventually, in 2000, I joined Chiba University.
My areas of expertise include psychopharmacology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, establishing community mental health care systems, disaster and emergency psychiatric medicine, sports psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. In recent years, my research has been primarily focused on advancing our understanding of the pathology of schizophrenia, with a particular emphasis on treatment-resistant schizophrenia. I am dedicated to developing effective treatment methods for this condition.''
Faculty of Nursing / Research Institute of Disaster Medicine, Chiba University
ProfessorI am conducting research on the practical activities of public health nurses in the administrative field and focusing on the clarification of preventive techniques and capacity development in public health nursing. In particular, due to the comprehensive utilization of public health nurses' abilities during disasters, we are continuously conducting investigations and research on their activities during such times. We are working on the development of evaluation indicators, practice guides, and training programs for activities during disasters, which are being used in various locations.
Recent Topics of Interest: System establishment for activities during health crises.
Motto in Research or in Life: Every experience is valuable.
Hobby / Holiday: Nature exploration, Buddhist statues appreciation.
Medical Mycology Research Center / Research Institute of Disaster Medicine, Chiba University
ProfessorInfectious diseases caused by RNA viruses, such as COVID-19 and Influenza, are significant threats to our daily lives. In order to overcome them, I am working on analyzing the physiological significance and molecular mechanism of anti-viral signaling induced by host RNA sensors in our innate immune system and trying to gain valuable insights that can contribute to developing therapeutic strategies for emerging infectious diseases.
Recent Topics of Interest: Interaction between Anti-viral and Stress Responses
Faculty of Medicine, Chiba University
Professor and DeanI am conducting fundamental medical research on the regulation of sugar and energy metabolism. My primary research interests lie in investigating inter-organ networks and intracellular signal pathways. Specifically, I am exploring innovative treatments for conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Additionally, I actively contribute to promoting research in the field of disaster medicine, with the ultimate goal of fostering a resilient society that can effectively protect people's health during and after emergencies and disasters.
Motto in Research or in Life:
Necessity is the mother of invention. Where there's a will, there's a way. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.