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An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in Science.

Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2016 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2017 academic year.

Algebraic Analysis Laboratory

Takashi AOKI
Professor

Algebraic Analysis of Singular Perturbation Theory
Infinite series is taught as part of senior high school mathematics, but only convergent infinite series. However, there are also divergent series, which can be very helpful depending on how they are used. Research is conducted into new mathematical applications using divergent series.
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Manifold Laboratory

Toru IKEDA
Professor

Topology, 3D Manifolds, Knot Theory
A 3-manifold is a space in which a 3D coordinate system can be drawn around arbitrary points. Although it’s difficult to visualize an entire 3-manifold, work here involves cutting and pasting spaces and curves in order to study geometric properties such as symmetry.
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General Relativity and Cosmology Laboratory

Akihiro ISHIBASHI
Professor

General Relativity, Cosmology
Investigation is conducted into overall space dynamics and black holes using general relativity. A focus of research is on high-dimensional space models and high-dimensional black holes, which look at the possibilities of high-dimensional space-time.
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Coordination Chemistry Laboratory

Takashi OKUBO
Professor

Coordination Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Opto-Electronic Devices
Metal complexes, which are composite inorganic/organic compounds, can be expected to exhibit unique physical properties due to their distinct structure and electronic states. We synthesize new metal complexes having a polymer structure, and after clarifying their structure, electronic states, and electrical conductivity, apply them in organic photoelectronic devices such as solar cells.
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Elemental Particle and Gravity Theory Laboratory

Nobuyoshi OHTA
Professor

Elemental Particle Theory, Quantum Gravity Theory, Superstring Theory, Cosmology
Studies are carried out on elemental particles, which are smaller than atoms, through the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, and research is conducted into cosmology and the unified theory of elemental particles, including gravity, through the general theory of relativity and superstring theory.
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Electro Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Shigenori KASHIMURA
Professor

Electro-Organic Chemistry
Using eco-friendly electrode reactions, we generate reactive organic species by applying redox reactions to organic molecules, and we are taking up the challenge of developing new organic reactions using same.
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Experimental Particle Physics Laboratory

Yukihiro KATO
Professor

Experimental Particle Physics
We know that matter is composed of things like quarks and other subatomic particles. But what are subatomic particles composed of? Using a large particle accelerator, research here tries to answer questions like this.
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Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Tadashi KAMIYAMA
Professor

Biophysical Chemistry, Solution Chemistry
Research on elucidating the so-called “blueprint” and “operating manual” of proteins by understanding the nature of proteins under a variety of conditions (temperature, pressure, solvents, additives, etc.).
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Coordination Chemistry Laboratory

Takayoshi KURODA
Professor

Coordination Chemistry
Researching nano-scale molecular quantum magnets typified by single-molecule magnets. In addition, research on a variety of functional metal complexes expected to serve as semiconductor materials for switching elements and solar cells.
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Quantum Control Laboratory

Yasushi KONDO
Professor

Quantum Information, Condensed Matter Physics
Research is carried out with an interest in a wide range of control methods, in which quantum mechanics such as quantum information and quantum control play an important role. In particular, if quantum computers are realized, it will change the world. It is hoped that the elemental research conducted here will help make such computers a reality.
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Biological Chemistry Laboratory

Yoshitaka SAGA
Professor

Photobiological Chemistry
Elucidating the mechanisms underlying biological phenomena that involve light, such as photosynthesis, at the molecular level. Also, contributing to the advancement of the chemistry of living processes, whose practical application is anticipated in developing nanomaterials that will solve energy and environmental issues.
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Topology Laboratory

Kazuhiro SAKUMA
Professor

Topology
This field is also called rubber-sheet geometry, and research here focuses on the relationship among figures regardless of things like length and size. Intriguing phenomena that do not exist in the world of five or more dimensions are encountered in 3D and 4D manifolds.
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Polymer Science Laboratory

Yusaku SUENAGA
Professor

Poly-Nuclear Metal Complex, Polymer Particles
Polymers are used in synthetic fibers, resins, and rubbers. We research the synthesis of functional polymer particles that can assume a variety of characteristics by chemically modifying the polymer particle surface where the particles have a uniform size.
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Integrable Systems Laboratory

Kanehisa TAKASAKI
Professor

Algebraic Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Integrable Systems
Solvable models of mathematical physics are referred to as `integrable systems'. I am studying integrable systems and mathematical physics by the method of algebraic analysis. Not only being extremely interesting in themselves, integrable systems are also closely related to many other fields of mathematics.
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Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics Laboratory

Kazuo TAMURA
Professor

Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genetic Counseling
Research looks into the relationship between human traits and the genes and genome behind these traits. Much can be understood through patient study of the genome sequence, and there is hope that the technologies derived from such study can be applied to new methods of cancer treatment.
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Astroparticle Physics Laboratory

Michiyuki CHIKAWA
Professor

Extrerme High-Energy Astrophysics
Research is conducted into the stars, galaxies, and space through observation of the high-energy astro-particles that fly about in outer space. The laboratory participates in joint international projects like the Cherenkov Telescope Array(CTA) Project and the Telescope Array(TA) Experiment to develop detection equipment.
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Molecular Oncology Laboratory

Toshifumi TSUJIUCHI
Professor

Molecular Oncology, Diagnostic Pathology, Experimental Pathology
Cancer progresses in stages: as genetic abnormalities accumulate, it progresses from precancerous lesions to cancer. In addition to searching for genetic mutations of unfavorable prognoses, refractory cancer, such as in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and bone cancer, research includes cell function analysis through the creation of cancer cells to knock down target genes. The goal is to shed light on molecular mechanisms in cancer infiltration and metastases, and in the acquisition of resistance to anti-cancer drugs.
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Soft Matter Physics Laboratory

Tomonari DOTERA
Professor

Quasicrystal Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
This laboratory is the world leader in soft quasicrystal research. This laboratory made the world’s first discovery of a polymeric quasicrystal, implying that even soft matter has an ordered structure with no repetitive units. Theoretical research on the origin of the formation of soft quasicrystals appeared in Nature. Recently Dr. Dotera found the bronze-mean quasicrystal. Also, he aims to develop the physics of gyroid.
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Laboratory of Developmental Biology

Tetsuji NAGAO
Professor

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, Neurodevelopmental Toxicology
Research is conducted into the histological and functional effects that environmental chemicals, such as agrochemicals containing dioxins and phthalate ester and having hormone-like activity, have on the development and progress of fetuses and newborns and of their brains. Laboratory mice are used to determine the effects at the histological and individual level, and at the cellular and molecular level.
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Geochemical Laboratory

Yuzuru NAKAGUCHI
Professor

Biogeochemistry
A wide variety of substances are present on Earth, and among them are elements essential to living organisms. We elucidate the circulation mechanism for these elements on Earth.
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Bioengineering Laboratory

Yuji HIDAKA
Professor

Peptide and Protein Folding, Physiological Activity, Molecular Evolution, Genetic Engineering, Peptide and Protein Science, Disulfide Binding
The conformational changes of the native proteins cause several diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. Disulfide bonds play a critical role in the maintenance of the native (bioactive) conformation of peptides and proteins under thermodynamic or kinetic control. Therefore, it is important to regulate disulfide bond formation in protein folding. We currently focus on the development the chemical methods to regulate disulfide-coupled peptide and protein folding
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Organometallic chemistry laboratory

Masahiko MAEKAWA
Professor

Coordination Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry
We study about the syntheses, structures and functions of metal complexes and coordination polymers with gaseous small molecules (olefins, carbonyls, hydrides, etc.).
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Laboratory for Condensed Matter Theory

Tetsuo MATSUI
Professor

Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Lattice Gauge Theory, Neural Networks, Statistical Physics, Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness
A metal, a collection of electrons, exhibits superconductivity. The brain, a collection of neurons, supports humans’ consciousness and learning functions. The universe, a collection of time-space fragments, may be curved in various ways. Research here involves creating models and using computer simulations to determine the peculiar collective characteristics of groups.
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Laboratory of Environmental Biology

Takeshi MINAMI
Professor

Hygienic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
How does thimerosal, a type of ethyl mercury compound, which is used as a preservative for vaccines, act in the central nervous system of a fetus? Research focuses on the connection between this and the presence of the protein metallothionein.
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Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Yoshihiro YAMAGUCHI
Professor

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Functional Molecules
Broad-based research on the synthesis of organic compounds having a variety of functions, including their applications such as organic transistors and organic solar cells. In particular, synthesis of fluorescent organic materials with potential application as organic EL materials.
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Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry

Tomonari WAKABAYASHI
Professor

Physical Chemistry, Chemistry of Nanostructures
The ability to instantly heat substances to high temperatures of at least several thousand degrees using laser light can produce molecules not seen under ordinary circumstances. We examine their unique physical properties including light absorption and scattering, fluorescence, etc.
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Combinatorics Laboratory

Tsunenobu ASAI
Associate Professor

Finite Group Theory
Research is conducted into finite groups and combinatorial structures constructed from groups.
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Laboratory for Cosmology

Kaiki Taro INOUE
Associate Professor

Cosmology, Astrophysics, Gravity
Dark matter and dark energy are mysterious substances that account for a large part of the universe. Solutions to these mysterious substances are sought using general relativistic phenomena on cosmic scales such as gravitational lenses, gravitatonal waves and the cosmic microwave background radiation.
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Kentarou IHARA
Associate Professor

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Group Theory Laboratory

Fumihito ODA
Associate Professor

Representation Theory of Finite Groups
Examination is carried out into finite groups and their representation using a category theory approach. Research is conducted into group actions on simplicial complexes, semi-ordered sets, and modules.
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Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics

Nao KAGAWA
Associate Professor

Fish Physiology, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
What controls the wide range of behaviors we see in animals? Focusing on the genes that develop in the brain, the center of behavior, fish are used to conduct research into the mechanisms that control behavior.
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Laboratory of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Kenichi KASAMATSU
Associate Professor

Theory of Condensed Matter Physics
A gas of neutral atoms cooled down to near absolute zero temperature causes a phase transition called Bose-Einstein condensation, resulting in quantum condensates possessing strange properties, as exemplified by superfluidity. We investigate various phenomena exhibited by atomic Bose-Einstein condensates.
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Laboratory of Genome Informatics and Neurology

Kazumasa SAIGOH
Associate Professor

Genome Informatics, Neurogenetics, Medical Genetics
People’s psyche, senses, and physical activity are all controlled and maintained by our complex, higher brain functions. These physiological actions are examined using information based on genome informatics, and from the findings medical applications are sought.
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Special Functions Laboratory

Takao SUZUKI
Associate Professor

Special functions and Integrable systems
Research is conducted into differential equations in complex domains, and the special functions defined as the solution to these equations. With their relation to various fields, such as pure mathematics and applied mathematics, special functions represent an attractive area of research.
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Bioethics Laboratory

Junko TATSUMI
Associate Professor

Bioethics, Medical Genetics, Effects of Radiation, Genetic Disorders
Birth defects are caused by people having the wrong genes or chromosomes, as well as by the environment in the womb. People born with birth defects have lives to live just like everyone else and they should not be subject to discrimination. According to UNESCO’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
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Applicable Algebra Laboratory

Koji CHINEN
Associate Professor

Analytic Number Theory, Coding Theory
Coding theory is about ways to properly relay information. It is a comprehensive theory that is the result of numerous mathematical developments. Research is conducted with a focus on algebra, including coding theory as a mathematical theory and related group theory, and ring theory. Research is also conducted into analytic number theory as it relates to ciphers.
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Computational Algebraic Analysis Laboratory

Yayoi NAKAMURA
Associate Professor

Computational Algebraic Analysis
Using computational algebraic analysis, research is conducted on residues and b-functions. By the usage of residues, polylogarithm and zeta function are studied.
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Immune Molecular Function Laboratory

Haruko HAYASAKA
Associate Professor

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology
Immune cells act to protect us from disease-causing agents by attacking them. Cancer cells move from the primary lesion to other organs and proliferate. Research is conducted on the mechanisms of how cells move around inside the body and work in a specific location.
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Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Nobuyuki FUKUSHIMA
Associate Professor

Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Lipid Biology
How is the complex neural circuitry of the brain created, what affects the actions of animals, and what mechanisms do nerves and cancer share? The mysteries behind these questions are delved into using research drawing on molecular biology.
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Solid State Physics Laboratory

Takahiko MASUI
Associate Professor

Condensed Matter Physics (experiments)
In the field of condensed matter physics, it’s possible to conduct research by creating one’s own specimens and measuring these. It is interesting in a completely different way than mega science. The goal here is to discover new physical phenomena and new matter, as well as solve long-debated mysteries of science.
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Microlocal Analysis Laboratory

Yutaka MATSUI
Associate Professor

Mathematics, Algebraic Analysis, Microlocal Analysis
The field of specialty here is algebraic analysis, which grew out of research into differential equations. Using combinatorics and microlocal analysis, research is conducted into reversion formulas of radon transforms of constructible functions, and the behavior of images.
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Applied Spectrsocopy Laboratory

Yusuke MORISAWA
Associate Professor

Physical Chemistry, Molecular Science, Spectroscopic Analysis, Molecular Spectroscopy
Researching photo-physics based on fundamental spectroscopy research. Also developing analytical methods by observing spectra to extract information such as the attributes and amounts of a substance based on the interaction of the substance with light.
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Biophysics Laboratory

Yohko YANO
Associate Professor

Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Structural Chemistry
Protein comes in various complex structures in the body in order to perform its functions. On the other hand, it easily changes form and loses its functions. These structural changes are observed using the world’s brightest X-rays in order to understand the mechanisms behind the formation of protein structures.
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Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Yoshiro YAMAGIWA
Associate Professor

Organic Chemistry, Bioactive Natural Products, Organic Synthesis
Developing methods to synthesize compounds that inhibit infection and replication of HIV (AIDS virus) and influenza viruses, and compounds that scavenge radicals (such as reactive oxygen species) that have been attracting attention in connection with aging, cancer, etc.
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Discrete Mathematics Laboratory

Tomoki YAMASHITA
Associate Professor

Graph Theory
Most discrete structures can be expressed in graph form. Graph theory represents a major research field of discrete mathematics. Here, research is conducted into extremal graph theory, which is the relationship between invariants and local substructures of the graph.
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Computational Life Science

Norihito KAWASHITA
Lecturer

Computational Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Protein-protein interaction, Infections, Drug Resistance
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Molecular Function and Structure Regulation Laboratory

Shigeru SHIMAMOTO
Lecturer

Structural Biology, Thermodynamics
The function of proteins depends on its native tertiary structure. In order to clarify their function mechanism and regulate their function, we perform the structure determination of proteins and thermodynamic analysis.
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Knot Theory Laboratory

In Dae JONG
Lecturer

Knot Theory
Research is conducted into knot theory and low-dimension topology (3D and 4D). To investigate knots mathematically, often the invariants of knots are used. Research takes an interest in the relation between the algebraic properties of invariants and the geometrical properties of knots.
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Electro Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Kouichi MATSUMOTO
Lecturer

Organic Chemistry
Using environmentally benign electrode reactions, we produce active organic species by oxidizing/reducing organic molecules, and we are taking up the challenge to develop new organic reactions using same.
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