Prof. Masahiko Kuroda

Dr. Kuroda is an Associate vice president, Professor and Chair at Department of Molecular Pathology, Tokyo Medical University. He studied his M.D. at Tokyo Medical University in 1983-1989, followed by hid PhD at Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Awarded the degree of M.D., Ph.D. in Pathology for a thesis entitled “Immunohistochemical study on the distribution of sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase in various human tissues using novel monoclonal antibodies.” supervised by Professor Rikuo Machinami. In 1996-1999, he was a Postdoctral research fellow at Skirball Institute, New York University, NY, USA, working with Dr. David Ron.
Dr. Kuroda is author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has authored book chapters, serves in the Editorial Board of 5 international scientific journals.
Current research within Dr. Kuroda’s group at Tokyo Medical University is focused upon diagnostic and therapeutic application of extracellular vesicles.

Prof. Takayuki Yoshimoto

Dr. Takayuki Yoshimoto is a professor of Department of Immunoregulation, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University. He received his Ph.D. from Laboratory of Biological Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology. After broadening his research expertise as a postdoctoral fellow at Department of Pathology, New York University Medical Center, for 3 years, he became an assistant professor at Department of Allergology, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo. Seven years later he moved to Tokyo Medical University as an associate professor, and 8 years later he was appointed to his current position. Throughout his career, he has been investigating the regulation of biological responses by cytokines, especially, the IL-6/IL-12 family cytokines in the field of immunology, oncology, and stem cell biology aiming at their clinical applications as well as elucidation of basic biology.

Prof. Junko Ohyashiki

Junko studied her M.D. at Tokyo Medical University in 1972-1978, followed by her PhD at Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo Japan. In 1984-1986 she was a Research fellow at the Department of Genetics and Endocrinology, Roswell Park Memorial lnstitute, Buffalo, NY, USA, In 1987-2003, she was an Assistant Professor at Department of Haematology, Tokyo Medical University. In 2003-2008 she was an Associate Professor at Intractable Disease Research Center, Tokyo Medical University, Since 2009 she has been a professor at the Department of Molecular Oncology, institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University.

She has a variety of awards including Medical Award of the Tokyo Medical Association, Award of Japan Medical Woman`s Association, and Research Grant, Foundation for promotion of Cancer Research. Her interests lie in non-coding RNA in cancer and the role of telomeres and telomerase in cancer and aging.