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“Double mentor system” in which faculty members from both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics initiate research collaboration to provide guidance to students.

You may be able to choose a faculty mentor who is not in this list.

For details, please contact the Sigma office in advance.

University of Tsukuba

Biomedical sciences

YANAGISAWA Masashi
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Professor/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
SAKURAI Takeshi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Behavioral Physiology
Michael Lazarus
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Systems Sleep Biology
OISHI Yo
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor/Principal Investigator
[Specialized fields] 
Neurobehavioral Biology
HONJOH Sakiko
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
HIRANO Arisa
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
ABE Takashi
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human sleep science
FUKAMIZU Akiyoshi
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Methylation Biology
TAHARA Satoko
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Lecturer
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
NIWA Yasutaka
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
KOBAYASHI Satoru
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental biology
NOMURA Nobuhiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Bacterial cell-cell communication and bacterial biofilm
YANAGISAWA Hiromi
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Vascular matrix biology
SHIMADA Yuko
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental biology
TAKAHASHI Satoru
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Anatomy and Embryology
MATSUMOTO Masayuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
KAWAGUCHI Atsushi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Infection Biology
MURATANI Masafumi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Genome Biology
SAKAE Takeji
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical Physics
IRIE Kenji
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Cell Biology
OHNEDA Osamu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Stem cell biology
MASU Masayuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Neurobiology
ISOBE Tomonori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Radiation Health Risk Science
NOGUCHI Emiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical Genetics
SHIBUYA Kazuko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
SHIMANO Hitoshi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Metabolism and Endocrinology
CHIBA Shigeru
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Hematology
SAKATA-YANAGIMOTO Mamiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Hematology-Oncology
YAMAZAKI Masashi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Orthopaedic Surgery
IEDA Masaki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cardiac regeneration
OSHIKA Tetsuro
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Ophthalmology
HASHIMOTO Koichi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical and Translational Research
KOYANAGI Tomoyoshi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Translational Research Methodology
MATSUZAKA Takashi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Metabolism, Lipid Biology
WAGATSUMA Yukiko
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical epidemiology
ODA Tatsuya
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
TANAKA Makoto
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Anesthesiology
SHIGEMORI Hideyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Natural Products Chemistry
CHIBA Tomoki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular cell biology
ISHIKAWA Kaori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular cell biology
NIWA Ryusuke
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Physiological genetics
SAKURAI Katsuyasu
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of adaptation
YAMAZAKI Satoshi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Stem Cell Biology
SAKAGUCHI Masanori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Sleep for memory
TSURUTA Fuminori
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular neurobiology
KOGANEZAWA Tadachika
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neurophysiology

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

SANKAI Yoshiyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research/F-MIRAI Center
[Job title] 
Professor/Executive Research Director/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics
SUZUKI Kenji
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research
[Job title] 
Professor/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics & Artificial Intelligence
KAWAMOTO Hiroaki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics, Integration between Human and Machine
KITAGAWA Hiroyuki
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Sleep Data Science
AMAGASA Toshiyuki
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Data Engineering
SHIOKAWA Hiroaki
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Database System
HORIE Kazumasa
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Intelligent informatics
KAMEDA Yoshinari
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational media
KITAHARA Itaru
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Media
TATEBE Osamu
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computer Science
KUTSUMURA Noriki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medicinal Chemistry & Organic Synthetic Chemistry
HARADA Ryuhei
[Affiliation] 
Center for Computational Sciences
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Biophysics
SAKURAI Tetsuya
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical Analysis
IMAKURA Akira
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR)
[Job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical analysis & machine learning
KUDO Hiroyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical Imaging and Image Processing
TAKIZAWA Hotaka
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Intelligent Image Processing
SAKUMA Jun
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
AI Security and Privacy
ITOH Makoto
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human Factors
ANDO Hiroyasu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Visiting Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Mathematical informatics
OZAKI Haruka
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine /Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
NOBUHARA Hajime
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Intelligence
OHSAWA Yoshiaki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Socio-Economic Planning
MORIKUNI Keiichi
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical linear algebra
IZAWA Jun
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Neuroscience
IWASAKI Kenji
[Affiliation] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Structural Biology and Chemistry
SANUKI Masaru
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Applied Math./Educational Informatics/Medical AI
MORISHIMA Atsuyuki
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human-in-the-loop Big Data & AI
NAGASAKI Yukio
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Drug Development/Biomaterials
HIROKAWA Takatsugu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Chemical biology and In silico drug design
KURODA Yoshihiro
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Center for Cybernics Research
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics & Biology Systems Engineering
TSURUGIZAWA Tomokazu
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[Job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
MRI Medical Physics
SAITOH Tsuyoshi
[Affiliation] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
[Job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology
CHEN Guoping
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Materials Science and Engineering
KAWAKAMI Kohsaku
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Physical Pharmacy
EBARA Mitsuhiro
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Smart polymers
SATO Chikara
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Electron microscopy

Corporation/Institute

Biomedical sciences

SATO Taka-Aki
[Affiliation] 
R&D Center for Precision Medicine
[Job title] 
Director (Specially Appointed Professor)
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular oncology

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

TATENO Hiroaki
[Affiliation] 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
[Job title] 
Professor (School of Integrative and Global Majors)/Group Leader
[Specialized fields] 
Glycan engineering
SEITA Jun
[Affiliation] 
RIKEN
[Job title] 
Professor (School of Integrative and Global Majors)/Principal Investigator (Team Leader)
[Specialized fields] 
Deep Learning for Medicine
KATOH Kaoru
[Affiliation] 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
[Job title] 
Professor (School of Integrative and Global Majors)/Senior Researcher
[Specialized fields] 
Super resolution imaging, Biophysics, Optical microscope

Collaboration

Under the Double Mentor System, the following faculty members can only be selected as sub-mentors. Please contact the SIGMA office for details.

Biomedical sciences

HAYASHI Yu
[Affiliation] 
Kyoto University
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine(WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba
[Job title] 
Professor/Visiting Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
SHIBUYA Akira
[Affiliation] 
Faculty of Medicine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
KATO Mitsuyasu
[Affiliation] 
[Job title] 
Vice President and Executive Director for Education
[Specialized fields] 
Experimental Pathology
ARAKAWA Yoshihiro
[Affiliation] 
Tsukuba Clinical Research & Development Organization(T-CReDO)
[Job title] 
Director
[Specialized fields] 
Translational and Clinical Research
Michael Kann
[Affiliation] 
University of Gothenburg/Sahlgrenska University Hospital
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical Virology
Carl-Henrik Heldin
[Affiliation] 
Uppsala University
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Biochemistry, Oncology
Tsai-Kun Li
[Affiliation] 
National Taiwan University
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular and Cellular biology
Peter ten Dijke
[Affiliation] 
Leiden University Medical Center
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cancer Signaling
Seong-Jin Kim
[Affiliation] 
Research Institute of GILO Foundation
[Job title] 
Director
[Specialized fields] 
Tumor Biology and TGF-β Signaling
Tilo Kunath
[Affiliation] 
The University of Edinburgh
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Regenerative medicine
KAJI Keisuke
[Affiliation] 
The University of Edinburgh
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Biology of Reprogramming
Bernd K. Fleischmann
[Affiliation] 
University of Bonn
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Physiology
Arthur Lander
[Affiliation] 
University of California, Irvine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Systems Biology of Development
YOKOMORI Kyoko
[Affiliation] 
University of California, Irvine
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Cell and Genome Biology

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

KANO Hideaki
[Affiliation] 
Kyushu University
[Job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular imaging

Example of Humanics research

Biomedical science × physical sciences/engineering/informatics enables doctoral research based on joint research that fuses two fields.

Biomedical sciences
  • Integrative Sleep Medicine
  • International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine Professor
  • Masashi Yanagisawa
Physical sciences/engineering/
informatics
  • Next Generation Mobility Technology
  • R&D Center for Frontiers of MIRAI in Policy and Technology Specially Appointed Professor
  • Isamu Takahara
Humanics research
Development of technology to monitor arousal and cognitive function during driving by using IoT
Biomedical sciences
  • Spine and Spinal Surgery & Regenerative Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery Faculty of Medicine Professor
  • Masashi Yamazaki
Physical sciences/engineering/
informatics
  • Cybernics
  • Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Director of Center for Cybernics Research Professor
  • Kenji Suzuki
Humanics research
Application of Robot Suit HAL to CNS Diseases and Its Gait Analysis for Each Disease
Biomedical sciences
  • Neurophysiology
  • Faculty of Medicine Professor
  • Masayuki Matsumoto
Physical sciences/engineering/
informatics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Associate Professor
  • Jun Izawa
Humanics research
Identify the cerebral neural circuits that make decisions, Aiming to realize artificial intelligence that makes decisions using the same mechanism as the brain

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