The goal of our department is to develop novel therapeutic strategies for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in humans. With multiple layers of support of corporations who wish to contribute to our mission, we have been focusing on IBD research from the clinical and basic science perspectives, providing an exceptional education program for graduate students at TMDU.
Our research activities focus on the key areas listed below. We have a particular emphasis on translational (bench to clinic) research on IBD.
・Research on the intestinal epithelium to develop regenerative medicine approaches for IBD
・The study of mucosal immunology to develop novel approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of IBD
We share our expertise and teaching program in graduate course education with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at TMDU. We are also involved in many programs designed for undergraduates.
Lectures & Courses
Our goal is to create future leaders who are able to reach the highest level of quality in IBD research through the training of fellows and graduate/undergraduate students.
Clinical Services & Other Works
We focus on developing highly advanced technologies, including novel procedures, for diagnosis and treatment of IBD in collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at TMDU. In addition, we have been playing a major role in nation-wide survey and multi-center studies on IBD, which is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
・Development of new treatment protocol for IBD patients with stem cell therapy or immunomodulators.
・Development of minimally-invasive diagnostic modalities for inflammatory bowel diseases (i.e. MRE).
・Diagnosis and treatment of small intestinal lesions of inflammatory bowel diseases by double-balloon enteroscopy.