Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory
Trying to unravel the mechanism of aging by studying areas from genes to animals
We are engaged in research aimed at unraveling the mechanism of aging, in particular that of the brain, by applying various analytic approaches from genetic engineering using cultured cells to animal behavioral analysis. Better understanding of the aging mechanism will help develop treatments for Alzheimer’s and other as yet untreatable diseases.
|College of Systems Engineering and Science||Bioscience and Engineering - Bioscience Cource|
|Faculty Name||Koji Fukui|
The Vitamin Society of Japan
|Keyword||Alzheimer’s disease, Neurons, Cell biology, Proteins, Brain neurodegenerative diseases, Dementia, Fat-soluble vitamins, Oxidative stress|
- Life science
- Food and nutrition science
For SocietyBy acquiring skills in analytical technologies such as molecular biological methods using cultured cells and genetic engineering, our graduates go on to play active roles in the life sciences, such as in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
- Research on functional changes in brain neurons caused by aging
- Analyses using Alzheimer’s disease mouse models
- Unraveling the mechanism of how vitamins protect nerves