Kawanishi Kunio

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Kawanishi Kunio
University of Tsukuba
Faculty of Medicine
Job title
Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Medicine(Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University), Doctor of Philosophy(Tokyo Women's Medican University)
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2008
Mar 2013
Senior resident, Department of Medicine, Kidney Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University
Jun 2012
Mar 2014
Tokyo Women's Medical University
Apr 2013
Mar 2018
Research Associate, Surgical Pathology, Tokyo Women's Medical University
Apr 2015
Mar 2016
Visiting Scholar, Glycobiology Research and Training Center, Universtity of California, San Diego
Apr 2016
Sep 2018
Postdoctoral Scholar, Glycobiology Research and Training Center, University of California, San Diego


Apr 2000
Mar 2006
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Apr 2009
Mar 2013
Nephrology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University

Awards & Honors

Feb 2018
International Society of Nephrology Frontiers YI Travel Grants, International Society of Nephrology
Apr 2018
AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting Travel Award
Joint meeting by The Association of American Physicians (AAP), The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), The American Physician-Scientists Association (APSA).
Apr 2018
AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting Best Poster Award

Published Papers

Sawada, Anri; Unagami, Kohei; Horita, Shigeru; Kawanishi, Kunio; Okumi, Masayoshi; Taneda, Sekiko; Ishida, Hideki; Hattori, Motoshi; Tanabe, Kazunari; Honda, Kazuho; Uchida, Keiko; Shimizu, Akira; Koike, Junki; Nitta, Kosaku; Nagashima, Yoji
Pathology international      Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Here, we report the case of a patient with renal allograft with full-house immunofluorescence staining in the zero-hour biopsy. Full-house immunofluorescence staining is a well-known characteristic of lupus nephritis. Previous studies have reporte...
Kawanishi, Kunio; Dhar, Chirag; Do, Raymond; Varki, Nissi; Gordts, Philip L S M; Varki, Ajit
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America      Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) events due to atherosclerosis cause one-third of worldwide deaths and risk factors include physical inactivity, age, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, smoking, and red meat consumption. However, ∼15% of fi...
A case of BK Polyomavirus Nephropathy with Infected Bowman's Capsule Epithelial Cells [in Japanese]
東京女子医科大学雑誌 (西川俊郎教授退任記念特別)      Mar 2014   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

渡邉 めぐみ;金子, 修三;高橋, 真由美;田原, 敬;角田 亮也;藤田 亜紀子;甲斐 平康;森戸, 直記;臼井 丈一;齋藤 知栄;高橋 一広;川西 邦夫;清水, 彰;山縣, 邦弘
第 5 回 腎移植内科研究会 学術集会   6 Oct 2019   腎移植内科研究会
Human species-specific loss of the CMP-N-acetylneuraminic Acid Hydroxylase fuels atherosclerosis development via intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms.
Kawanishi, Kunio
AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting   20 Apr 2018   
Human species-specific loss of the CMP-N-acetylneuraminic acid hydroxylase fuels atherosclerotic development via intrinsic and extrinsic mechanism
Kawanishi, Kunio
NextGen Seminar Program, 21th San Diego Glycobiology Symposium   8 Mar 2018   
Human Loss of CMP-N-acetylneuraminic Acid Hydroxylase and N-glycolylneuraminic acid Cause Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk via Multiple Mechanism
International Society of Nephrology Frontiers Meeting   22 Feb 2018   
Free And Bound Serum Sialic Acid Profiling Of End Stage Renal Disease Patients
Kawanishi, Kunio
American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting   15 Nov 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Human-Specific Inflammatory Mechanism for Acceleration of Atherosclerosis by Red Meat Consumption
American Heart Association: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Project Year: Jul 2017 - Sep 2018    Investigator(s): Kunio Kawanishi


Jan 2016
Pleura and Peritoneum, Editorial Board Member