Akihiro Umezawa

  • 姓名: Akihiro Umezawa
  • 职称:
  • 联系电话: +81-3-5494-7047
  • E-mail: umezawa@1985.jukuin.keio.ac.jp

Education and Professional Career

1985         Keio Univ School of Medicine, MD, Japan

1990         Keio Univ School of Medicine, DMSc, Japan

1991         Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD, USA

1992         Postdoctoral Fellow, The Burnham Institute, USA

1995         Assistant Professor, Keio Univ School of Medicine, Japan

1999         Associate Professor, Keio Univ School of Medicine, Japan

2002         Department Head and Chairman, Department of Reproductive Biology, National Institute for Child Health and Development, Japan

2011         Deputy President, National Research Institute for Child Health and Development, Japan

 

Specialties and Field of Interest

Cell transplantation is a promising approach to disease treatment, but only a limited number of stem cells transdifferentiate into specific cell types. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells isolatable from adult bone marrow, that can differentiate into multiple lineages. However, human MSCs have a limited life span and thus it is difficult to obtain a large number of cells. I would like to extend the life span of human mesenchymal stem cells that retain the pluripotency and serve as a highly useful source for cell transplantation.

 

 

报告题目:Induced pluripotent stem cells as a next-generation biomedical interface