Team Akaike is a well-balanced squad of interdisciplinary expertise necessary for reaching the target of the lab. For example, synthetic chemists design and make new materials, chemical engineers scale up the process, molecular biologists design and express new protein, and then cell biologists and biomedical engineers apply these materials in stem cell technology as well as for drug/gene delivery with the ultimate target of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The results obtained from in vitro system then tested for in vivo model in collaboration. Our core team is consists of the following members:
Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Ph.D. Synthetic Chemistry. Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. 1975.
Thesis:“The Stereochemistry of the Polymerization of N-Carboxy α-Amino Acid Anhydride.”
M.A. Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. 1972.
B.A. Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. 1965.
The Award for Distinguished Contribution in Advancement of Biomaterials Science, Japanese Society for Biomaterials (2013).
Tokyo Tech Award for the Best Teacher (2007).
Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering ,The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2004).
Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release/CRS Outstanding Paper Award (1997).
Scientific Achievement Award (1989) Japanese Society for Biomaterials.
Professor Emeritus, Professor of Donated Chair
Donated Chair of Biomaterials Design for Regenerative Engineering 2012- present
Distinguished Professor, Frontier Reserch Center & Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2009-2012
Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University , China, 2009-present
Visiting Professor, Nankai University, China, 2009-present
Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, Showa University, Japan, 2007
Professor, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Dept. of Bio- molecular Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 1990-2009
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan, 2000-2003
Visiting Professor, Harbin Medical University (China) 2000
Visiting Professor, T University of Paris XIII (France), 1989, 1996
Project Leader, Akaike Project “High-functional Membrane for Molecular Recognition”, Kanagawa Academy of Sci. & Tech., 1989-1995
Associate Professor, Dept of Material Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 1980-1990
Research Associate, Dept. of Surgical Science, The Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical College (Presently University) Japan, 1989-1994
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Polymers (Blood-compatible Polymers, Cell-Matrix Engineering for Liver and ES cells), Hybrid Artificial Organs (Liver, Pancreas), Cell Biology (Cytokines, Adhesion Molecules, Apoptosis, Extracellular Matrix), Hepatology (Liver Cells Pathology & Physiology), Drug, RNA, DNA and gene Delivery Systems (Polymers & Apatite Derivatives), Cell-recognizable biomaterials for ES/iPS Cells, (Proliferation and Differentiation).
Director, The Japanese Society of Regenerative Medicine ;
Honorary Member, The Japanese Society for Biomaterials;
Honorary Member, The Japanese Society for Artificial Organ ;
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