Professor: Tomoko Iehara
Associate Professor: Shinji Akioka
Visiting Professor: Toshiyuki Itoi, Masashi Nishida, Akira Nishimura, Kitaro Kosaka
Lecturer: Toshihiko Imamura, Kunihiko Tsuchiya, Shinya Osone,
Hisakazu Nakajima, Akane Shikata, Kiyoshi Hirai, Akiko Misawa
Assistant Professor: Kazuyuki Ikeda, Tomohiro Chiyonobu, Michiko Aoyama,
Jun Mori, Shigeki Yagyu, Mitsuru Miyachi, Yo Kajiyama,
Yoko Kawai, Tatsuji Hasegawa, Takenori Tozawa,
Kanae Hashiguchi, Hideki Yoshida, Masashi Zuiki,
Hidechika Morimoto, Satoru Sugimoto, Norio Nakagawa,
Akimasa Tomida, Satoshi Miyagaki, Mariko Morimoto,
Hiroshi Maeda, Takayo Chihara
Division of child neurology: We conduct research regarding the pathological analysis and development of therapy using iPS cells specific to developmental and epileptic encephalopathy; the development of therapy using Drosophila model for neurodevelopmental disorders.
Division of endocrinology and metabolism: We do research about the development of anti-obesity, especially focusing on the activation of brown adipose tissue, genetic polymorphism of pediatric obesity, the involvement of nutrition on short stature and small for gestational age (SGA), and the involvement of renin-angiotensin system, especially ACE2/Ang1-7/MasR, on various pathologic condition.
Division of hematology, oncology and immunology: We do basic research to reveal leukemogenic mechanism and develop new therapy for acute leukemia. We are developing the gene diagnosis, such as detection of MYCN amplification in neuroblastoma using serum DNA and PAX3-FKHR fusion genes in rhabdomyosarcoma. We are studying the molecular target treatment of neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and malignant rhabdoid tumor in childhood.
Division of neonatology: We are doing clinical research on long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of very low birth weight infants, the effects of developmental care on the growth of the preterm infants, prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants using brain diffusion weighted imaging, and stress assessment using heart rate variability in newborns.