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Molecular Metabolic Regulation

Research Topic

The final goal of our research is to prevent and cure common metabolic diseases including obesity, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. To reach the goal, current research focuses on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance, the most common pathology associated with the diseases, and identification of molecular targets for the development of new therapeutic maneuvers for them. Our current research interests are listed below.

Main Staff

Director Michihiro Matsumoto
Division Chief, Division of Molecular and Cellular Metabolism Michihiro Matsumoto
Senior Research Fellows Masaru Mitsushima
Satoshi Iida
Takao Naganuma
Research Fellows Keita Takahashi
Toshiya Matsukawa
Research Students Takashi Yagi (PhD Student)
Hiroki Yano (PhD Student)
Research Assistants Akiko Ide
Hiroko Kobayashi
Research Institute
Diabetes Research Center
The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology
Project Research
National Center for Global Health and Medicin