Mechanobiology is a scientific field that studies the role of physical force in life phenomena. Recent studies in this field shed light on the significance of force, comparable to conventional chemical and biochemical cues, in the regulation of various biological and pathological processes. Our group develops new materials for understanding and controlling cellular mechanobiology, especially in cell migration, stem cell differentiation, and apoptosis. Our final goal is to use these materials for drug discovery, tissue engineering, and cancer therapy.
Call for Students
1) Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Master and doctor course
2) Department of Materials Science and Technology, Graduate school Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
3) Division of soft matter, Graduate School of Life Science, Hokkaido University