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Institute for Advanced Academic Research / Faculty of Medicine, Chiba University
Associate ProfessorMy research aims to elucidate the mechanisms underlying autoimmunity and allergy.
1) Uncovering the diverse role of IL-21, a pleiotropic cytokine, across various immune reactions and deciphering the regulatory mechanisms behind IL-21 production.
2) Elucidating the functions of Sox family molecules, identified during the process mentioned in 1), in the differentiation of helper T cells and regulatory T cells.
3) Investigating the mechanism of action of methotrexate, a key therapeutic agent for rheumatoid arthritis.
Recent Topics of Interests:
The development and maintenance of IL-17-producing γδT cells (γδT17 cells) and their role in autoimmunity and tumor immunity
Motto in Research or in Life: The truth is in the details / Let it be
Hobby / Holiday: Tennis, Jogging, Housework, Playing with my Cat