Department of Pharmacy [Department of Pharmacy Laboratories]
Medicinal Resources Chemistry
Associate Professor Michiharu Sugiura, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Yoshiaki Takaya, Ph.D.
Discovering medicinal resources through organic chemistry
Discovering bioactive organic compounds and studying their structures
Professor Nobuyuki Goto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Fumiko Ohtsu, Ph.D.
Researching the proper use of medicinal products
Identifying risk factors, subjective symptoms, and healthcare economics related to the diagnosis of medicinal side effects
Studying medicines and pharmaceuticals that can meet on-site clinical needs
Developing a database for organizing information on medicinal side effects
Professor Nakao Kojima, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Koji Ueda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Yoshinori Okamoto, Ph.D.
Studying the dynamics of environmental chemicals; how such chemicals interfere with the metabolism and the endocrine system; how their mutagenicity is expressed; and how they can be controlled
Conducting studies related to food hygiene and environmental contamination
Applying pluripotential stem cells to pharmaceutical health chemistry
Professor Ken-ichi Harada, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Hideaki Yamaguchi, Ph.D.
Regulating cyanobacteria in aquatic ecosystems
Decomposing environmental pollutants using microorganisms
Deriving anticancer drugs from natural products, in line with ecosystem conservation (Yamaguchi)
Conducting in silico structural analysis of protein-ligand interactions (Yamaguchi)
Functional Molecular Chemistry
Professor Osamu Hara, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Yasuhiro Nishikawa, Ph.D.
Design and application of novel binuclear metal complexes with pyrazole for asymmetric reactions
Development of highly chemoselective oxidation reactions utilizing C-H activation
Development of methodologies applying cationic heteroaromatics for selective activation by electronic charge transfer
Professor Toshiyuki Niwa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Keita Kondo, Ph.D.
Designing nanocrystals by conducting cryogenic grinding in liquid nitrogen
Designing dry nano-suspensions
Developing a new method for producing functional particle pharmaceuticals
Professor Norio Kaneda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Tomiyasu Murata, Ph.D.
Instructor Kiyomi Hikita, M.S.
Conducting molecular-cell biological studies on the onset mechanism of neurodegenerative disease and cancer
Studying the association of low-molecular-weight N-methyltransferase with Parkinson’s disease
Studying the association of glyoxalase I with neurodegenerative disease and cancer
Examining how the formation of stress granules is associated with intracellular stress-activated response
Elucidating the onset mechanism of type 2 diabetes mellitus resulting from the failure of stress-activated response by pancreatic β cells
Studying the intracellular signal transduction that controls adipocyte differentiation
Associate Professor Eiji Kurimoto, Ph.D.
Employing structural biology to study the ubiquitin-proteasome system
Applying protein characteristics to various biosensors
Professor Mitsuhiko Nose, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Shinsuke Hisaka, Ph.D.
Performing scientific analysis of Chinese medicinal prescriptions
Conducting functional analysis of oxidatively modified proteins and studying how they can be controlled by herbal medicines and food-derived factors
Scientifically verifying conventional medical practice and medication and studying how they can be applied to drug discovery
Empirically studying folk remedies and establishing their proper usage
Professor Kazunori Yukawa, M.D. & Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Kenji Yoshida, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Takayuki Negishi, D.V.M. & Ph.D.
Studying a new action mechanism for the axon guidance molecule Semaphorin
Researching a new action mechanism for the apoptosis-related molecule DAPK
Examining the cause of diabetes insipidus observed among model rats with hereditary cataracts (ICR/f)
Studying the onset mechanism of—and the treatment method for—type 1 diabetes mellitus
Assessing the influence of environmental chemicals on developing brains
Natural Products Chemistry
Professor Hitoshi Tanaka, Ph.D.
Studying biologically active substances present in tropical plants
Professor Toshiaki Nikai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Yumiko Komori, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Keiichi Uchiya, Ph.D.
Researching pathogenesis factors of Aspergillosis and inhibitors of those factors
Conducting epidemiological studies on nontuberculous mycobacteria infection based on genetic analysis; identifying pathogenesis factors; and developing a gene-diagnostic method
Analyzing the virulence gene of
Salmonella Developing methods for evidence-based infection control
Studying the structure and function of bioactive substances present in snake venom
Office of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Health Care Management
Professor Hiroyuki Kamei, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Manako Hanya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Aiko Fukui
Studying proper usage of medicinal products for psychiatric patients; analyzing pathology of mental disorders
Studying interactions between pharmacists and patients
Developing and establishing methods of pharmacotherapy
Developing a methodology for promoting the education of clinical pharmacists
Professor Shuhei Yamada, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Yukiyasu Toyoda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Shuji Mizumoto, Ph.D.
Functions, structure, biosynthesis, metabolism, and medical application of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans
Biochemical studies on the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis and metabolism of glycans aiming at their medical application
Mechanism of hepatic glucose metabolism in mammals; development of preventives and remedies for diabetes mellitus and obesity
Nutritional assessments of semi-solid enteral nutrients
Molecular Design and Synthesis
Professor Yuji Mori, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Takeo Sakai, Ph.D.
Development of new synthetic reactions using oxiranyl anion as a nucleophilic epoxide
Development of new strategies for the synthesis of oxygen-containing heterocyclic compounds
Total synthesis of bioactive marine polycyclic ethers produced by toxic dinoflagellates
Synthesis and application of new superacid anions
Development of new Lewis acid catalysis characterized by electron-withdrawing cyclopentadienides
Professor Shinji Kitagaki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Chihiro Ito, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Naoko Takenaga, Ph.D.
Studying functional molecules based on a novel framework
Developing multicomponent reactions and one-pot reactions toward the efficient synthesis of natural products
Searching for novel anti-tumor substances and anti-tumor promoters in plant resources
Researching seed compounds regarding the differentiation of ES and iPS cells
Professor Tadashi Nagamatsu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Ryoji Kojima, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Tomohiro Mizuno, Ph.D.
Studying the onset and progress mechanism of diabetic nephropathy
Researching the structure and functions of a new molecular chaperone, Osp94, and cell cycle-related molecules
Improving pharmacotherapy for treating patients suffering from renal failure
Professor Masayuki Nadai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Miki Katoh, Ph.D.
In vivo and in vitro pharmacokinetic analysis
Research on the nature and mechanism of pharmacokinetic changes in pathological states
Professor Masayuki Hiramatsu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Takayoshi Mamiya, Ph.D.
Elucidation of pathological mechanisms and prevention of dementia, and development of new therapeutic drugs
Studying stress-mediated neuropsychiatric disorders
Development of animal models and new therapies for stress-related diseases
Elucidation of the mechanism underlying drug dependence (methamphetamine and nicotine)
Associate Professor Yorinobu Yonezawa, Ph.D.
Analyzing the process of drug dissolution and elution from solid preparations
Analyzing the process of drug release from matrix preparations
Designing drug formulations with a focus on dissolution and elution
Designing drug formulations with a focus on release mechanisms
Drug Delivery Research
Professor Hirokazu Okamoto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Tomoyuki Okuda, Ph.D.
Conducting studies related to the development of inhalants for gene delivery
Studying a new method for formulating inhalants
Studying the proper usage of inhalants
Professor Tsutomu Yoshida, M.D. & Ph.D.
Preventing and treating occupational respiratory disease
Developing a methodology for educating and training clinical pharmacists
Professor Hiroyuki Sakamaki, MBA, Dr. Med. Sci.
Researching government policies related to medicinal products; analyzing reimbursement of medical treatment and prescription from the standpoint of medical economics; investigating environmental factors surrounding pharmaceutical companies and pharmacists
Assessing medical technology; analyzing cost effectiveness, medication-related aspects, and duties of pharmacists from the standpoint of medical economics; developing efficacy indicators