Institute for Advanced Academic Research / Faculty of Medicine, Chiba University
Associate ProfessorThe “intestinal mucosa” serves not only as a site for digestion and absorption, but also plays a crucial role in biological regulation, including the immune system. Through research on intestinal mucosal immunity, we are making efforts to establish treatments for diseases such as fibrotic and allergic diseases (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease and food allergy), which can result in multi-organ failure. Furthermore, in recent years, intestinal bacteria capable of crossing the intestinal barrier and infecting and translocating extra-intestinal organs have been regarded as the potential “causes of various diseases.” Therefore, we are conducting research aimed to identify and control pathogenic commensal bacteria. Our ongoing immunological research is progressing diligently and steadily.
Recent Topics of Interest: Organ axis, Pathogenic commensal bacteria, Peripheral immune education, Inflammatory bowel disease
Motto in Research or in Life: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Fixed ideas are evil; prejudices are sin.
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