Profile Information

Affiliation
Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Degree
Ph. D. (Medicine)(Jan, 2006, Nagoya University)

Researcher number
50432258
ORCID ID
 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7580-8691
J-GLOBAL ID
200901017959682273
researchmap Member ID
1000314021

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Ken is currently a Research Associate Professor at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Japan. He directs research groups focused on organ-on-a-chip, cardiovascular regenerative medicine, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and space medicine/biology. His interests also extend to physics simulation including finite element analysis and molecular dynamics. In these endeavors he has been privileged to act as a mentor for many international students. At the Harvard Medical School, Ken had developed a model of ischemia-reperfusion injury using the organ-on-a-chip technology.

Ken received his Ph.D. in Medicine from Nagoya University. He is a member of the Cellular Biology of the Heart Working Group in European Society of Cardiology, and a councilor of the Physiological Society of Japan. He serves on the Editorial Boards of journals including AIMS Biophysics, Mechanobiology, Hearts, and Biology and Medicine. He received several awards such as Award for Outstanding Research Achievement and Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education. Ken is also running a joint research about space medicine with PD AeroSpace, Ltd. He is a finisher of an Ironman Triathlon race.


Education

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Major Committee Memberships

  13

Papers

  52

Misc.

  27

Books and Other Publications

  5

Presentations

  84

Major Research Projects

  12

Major Industrial Property Rights

  4

Academic Activities

  1

Social Activities

  5

Other

  2
  • Dec, 2006 - Dec, 2006
    Finished an Ironman Triathlon race (Western Australia, 2006)
  • Feb, 2004 - Feb, 2004
    2004年2月25日から3月5日までつくば宇宙センターで行われた第2回JAXA有人閉鎖実験に被験者として参加し、完遂