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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 / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine(WPI-IIIS)
[job title] 
Professor/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
SAKURAI Takeshi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Molecular Behavioral Physiology, Faculty of Medicine/ International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular Behavioral Physiology
HAYASHI Yu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine(WPI-IIIS),
University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
Qinghua Liu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS),
University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neurobiology of Instinctive Behavior
Robert Greene
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba,
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience
Michael Lazarus
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine(WPI-IIIS),
University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Associate Professor/Principal Investigator
[Specialized fields] 
Systems Sleep Biology
OISHI Yo
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS)
University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Assistant Professor/Principal Investigator
[Specialized fields] 
Neurobehavioral Biology
HONJOH Sakiko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS) ,University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
HIRANO Arisa
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS) ,University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Assistant professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
NIWA Yasutaka
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Neuroscience of sleep
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS),University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience of sleep
ABE Takashi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
euroscience of sleep
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS),University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human sleep physiology
FUKAMIZU Akiyoshi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Biochemistry
SHIBUYA Akira
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
TAHARA Satoko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Lecturer
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
KOBAYASHI Satoru
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental biology
NOMURA Nobuhiko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences/Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Applied microbiology
YANAGISAWA Hiromi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Vascular matrix biology
SHIMADA Yuko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental biology
TAKAHASHI Satoru
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental technology, Molecular biology
KATO Mitsuyasu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Pathology, Oncology
MATSUMOTO Masayuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
KAWAGUCHI Atsushi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Infection biology
MURATANI Masafumi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Genome biology
SAKAE Takeji
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical Physics
IRIE Kenji
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular and Cellular biology
OHNEDA Osamu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Stem cell biology
MASU Masayuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neuroscience
ISOBE Tomonori
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Radiation science
NOGUCHI Emiko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Genetic medicine
SHIBUYA Kazuko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Immunology
ARAKAWA Yoshihiro
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science
SHIMANO Hitoshi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Metabolism and Endocrinology
CHIBA Shigeru
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Hematology
SAKATA-YANAGIMOTO Mamiko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Hematology
MATSUMURA Akira
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncolgy
YAMAZAKI Masashi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Orthopaedic surgery
IEDA Masaki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cardiovascular medicine
OSHIKA Tetsuro
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Ophthalmology
HASHIMOTO Koichi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical and Translational research
KOYANAGI Tomoyoshi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical and Translational research
MAKITA Shuichi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Biomedical optics
HARA Yuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Lecturer
[Specialized fields] 
Orthopaedic surgery
MATSUZAKA Takashi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Professor
WAGATSUMA Yukiko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Clinical epidemiology
ODA Tatsuya
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
TANAKA Makoto
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Anesthesiology
SHIGEMORI Hideyuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences/Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Natural products chemistry
CHIBA Tomoki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences/Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular and Cellular biology
ISHIKAWA Kaori
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences/Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cell biology
NIWA Ryusuke
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences/ Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Developmental biology

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

SANKAI Yoshiyuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems,
Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Professor / Research Supervisor
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics
SUZUKI Kenji
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Cybernics Research, Faculty of Engineering,
Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Professor/Director
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics & Artificial Intelligence
KAWAMOTO Hiroaki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faulty of Engineering, Information and Systems, Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics
KITAGAWA Hiroyuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Data engineering
AMAGASA Toshiyuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Databases, Data engineering
SHIOKAWA Hiroaki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Data engineering
HORIE Kazumasa
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Intelligent informatics
KAMEDA Yoshinari
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational media
KITAHARA Itaru
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational media
TATEBE Osamu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computer science
TATEBE Osamu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computer science
KUTSUMURA Noriki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Neuroscience of sleep
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS),University of Tsukuba
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medicinal Chemistry Organic Synthetic Chemistry
HARADA Ryuhei
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Center for Computational Sciences/Graduate School of Science and Technology
[job title] 
Associate professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Biophysics
SAKURAI Tetsuya
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical Analysis
IMAKURA Akira
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Numerical Analysis・Machine learning
KUDO Hiroyuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical imaging technology
TAKIZAWA Hotaka
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical imaging technology
SAKUMA Jun
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Intelligent informatics
BABA Yukino
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Intelligent informatics
ITOH Makoto
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Cognitine systems engineering
ANDO Hiroyasu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Mathematical engineering
MAKINO Shoji
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Media information processing
OZAKI Haruka
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine /Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
NOBUHARA Hajime
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational intelligence
OHSAWA Yoshiaki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Policy and planning sciences
OSAWA Hirotaka
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering/ Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Human-Agent Interaction
MORIKUNI Keiichi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
numerical linear algebra、matrix analysis、numerical algorithm
IZAWA Jun
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems/Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Computational Neuroscience
IWASAKI Kenji
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA)/
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Electron microscopy, Structural Biology
SANUKI Masaru
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Medicine
[job title] 
Assistant Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Symbolic-numeric computation(symbolic computation,numerical computation),Educational technology(e-learning,distance education)
MORISHIMA Atsuyuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science/Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Data Engineering, Human Computation
NAGASAKI Yukio
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Drug Development/Biomaterials
KANO Hideaki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences/Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Nonlinear optics, Molecular imaging, Medical spectroscopy

School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of Tsukuba

Biomedical sciences

Michael Kann
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
University of Gothenburg
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Virology
Carl-Henrik Heldin
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Uppsala University
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Biochemistry, Oncology
Tsai-Kun Li
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
National Taiwan University
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular and Cellular biology
Peter ten Dijke
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Leiden University
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular and Cellular biology, Oncology
Seong-Jin Kim
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Seoul National University
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Oncology
Tilo Kunath
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
The University of Edinburgh/dd>
[job title] 
Team leader
[Specialized fields] 
Regenerative medicine
Ian Chambers
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
The University of Edinburgh
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Regenerative medicine
KAJI Keisuke
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
The University of Edinburgh
[job title] 
Team leader
[Specialized fields] 
Regenerative medicine
Bernd K. Fleischmann
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
University of Bonn
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Physiology
Arthur Lander
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
University of California, Irvine
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
System biology
YOKOMORI Kyoko
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
University of California, Irvine
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular biology

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

Collaboration

Biomedical sciences

Physical sciences/engineering/informatics

NAKAYAMA Tomonobu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Nanomaterials engineering
CHEN Guoping
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Materials Science and Engineering
KAWAKAMI Kohsaku
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Pharmaceutical Science
EBARA Mitsuhiro
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
[job title] 
Associate Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Materials Science and Engineering
HIROKAWA Takatsugu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Life and information engineering
TATENO Hiroaki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
[job title] 
Chief Senior Researcher/Visiting Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Glycotechnology
SEITA Jun
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
RIKEN
[job title] 
Principal Investigator
[Specialized fields] 
Deep Learning for Medical Information
ICHIHASHI Fumiyuki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
CYBERDYNE, INC.
[job title] 
CIO/PJ leader
[Specialized fields] 
Cybernics
TAKAHARA Isamu
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Toyota Motor Corporation
[job title] 
Specially Appointed Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Advanced mobility
AKIYAMA Hiroshi
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
Hitachi, Ltd.
[job title] 
Professor
[Specialized fields] 
Medical informatics
SATO Taka-Aki
[Affiliation / Graduate name] 
R&D Center for Precision Medicine/Shimadzu Corporation/iLAC Co.,Ltd.
[job title] 
Director (Specially Appointed Professor)/Fellow, Director of Life Science Research Center/Scientific Founder
[Specialized fields] 
Molecular oncology

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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