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  • Department of Biobank

    This department does work related to the biobank (system of systematic collection, storing, and parceling of biological specimens, such as blood and urine, health information, such as lifestyle, history of illnesses, and living environment, and gene analysis information, excluding personal information). With the advancement of gene analysis technologies, biobanks are becoming essential for uncovering illnesses and developing treatment methods. This department aims to contribute to resolving the health issues of the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and improve the health of the people in the region, and to establish a Tohoku University-initiated biobank that will make global contributions.

     


    Professor Kinuko Ohneda Yoko Izumi Kichiya Suzuki
    Associate Professor Kazuki Kumada Masahiro Hiratsuka  
    Senior Assistant Professor
    Hisaaki Kudo Ichiko Nishijima Takahiro Nobukuni
    Yumi Yamaguchi-Kabata    
    Assistant Professor Noriko Ishida Hiroko Matsubara Bin Li
    Research Associate Chikako Furuya    
    Adjunct Professor Naoko Minegishi    

     

     

     

     

     

    Kinuko Ohneda, Professor
    Department Chair
    Deputy Sector Director of Integrated Biobank
    Group Leader of Materials and Information Management
    Genomics and Disease Prevention, Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, M. D.1987
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -The University of North Carolina st Chapel Hill, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -The University of California San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Kumamoto University, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -University of Tsukuba, Research Associate, Lecturer
    -Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Faculty of Pharmacy, Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor 2019-
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    Yoko Izumi, Professor
    Sector Director of Integrated Biobank
    Health Policy
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    Specialty
    -Health Administration
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, M.D.1988
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour
    -Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2020-
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    p_suzuki_kichiya Kichiya Suzuki, Professor
    Center Director of Osaki Community Support Center
    Genetic Information Transfer
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    Specialty
    -Gene Regulation Mechanism in Male Reproductive Tract
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Yamagata University School of Medicine, M.D., 1992
    -Yamagata University Graduate School of Medicine, Ph.D., 1996
    -Yamagata Saisei Hospitals, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Resident, 1996
    -Yamagata Prefectural Hospitals, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Resident, 1997
    -Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Post-doctoral fellow, 1999
    -Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Research Assistant Professor, 2001
    -Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Urologic Surgery, Research Assistant Professor, 2003
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Professor, 2005
    -Miyagi Cancer Center, Senior Scientist, 2010
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lecturer, 2011
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2012
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2017-
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    Kazuki Kumada, Associate Professor
    Deputy Department Chair
    Group Leader of Biobank
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Cell Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Kyoto University, Ph.D.
    -Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Research Fellow
    -Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Research Fellow
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2017-2018
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2018-2019
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2020-
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    p_hiratsuka Masahiro Hiratsuka, Associate Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Pharmacogenomics, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Drug Therapeutics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, BSc, 1991
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
    -Tohoku University, Graduate School of Medicine, Research Assistant
    -Tohoku University Hospital, Research Pharmacist
    -Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, Lecturer
    -Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Guest Researcher
    -Tohoku University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Associate Professor 2008-
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Associate Professor, 2012-
    Awards
    -The Japanese Society of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences Award for Divisional Scientific Contributions (2012)
    -7th Annual Clinical Pharmacology Research Award by Daiichi Sankyo's Japan Research Foundation (2014)
    -The 2016 Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotions (2016)
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    p_kudo Hisaaki Kudo, Senior Assistant Professor
    Deputy Group Leader of Biobank
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tokyo Institute of Technology, BSc 1997
    -Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Bioscience
    -Kansai Medical University, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Helsinki University, Postdoctoral fellow
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2012-2018
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2018-
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    p_Nishijima Ichiko Nishijima, Senior Assistant Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -The University of Tokyo, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Baylor College of Medicine, Postdoctoral Associate (Molecular and Human Genetics)
    -The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor (Pediatrics)
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2013-
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    p_lecturer_nobukuni Takahiro Nobukuni, Senior Assistant Professor
    Deputy Group Leader of Materials and Information Management
    Genomics and Disease Prevention
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    Specialty
    -Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Keio University, B.D. 1990
    -The University of Tokyo, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry
    -National Cancer Center, Research Resident
    -The University of Tokyo, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
    -Friedrich Miescher Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -University of Cincinnati Genome Research Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2014-
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    p_yamaguchi Yumi Yamaguchi-Kabata, Senior Assistant Professor
    Genomics and Disease Prevention
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    Specialty
    -Genetics, Population Genetics, Molecular Evolution
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Kyushu University, 1990
    -The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai) Ph.D
    -Kyoto University, Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS)
    -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Research Fellow
    -Biological Information Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Research Scientist
    -Center for Genomic Medicine, Riken, Research Scientist
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2013-2020
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Senior Assistant Professor, 2020-
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     p_ishida Noriko Ishida, Assistant Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -University of Tsukuba, BSc
    -Research Center of Nippon Roche, Researcher
    -Kyusyu University, Ph.D., Medicine
    -Kyusyu University, Research Scientist
    -Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2012-
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    Hiroko Matsubara, Assistant Professor
    Genomics and Disease Prevention
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    Specialty
    -Epidemiology
    Education and Professional Positions
    -University of Nevada, Las Vegas., M.Ed. 2009
    -Gunma University, Ph.D., Health
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor
    -Hirosaki University, Assistant Professor
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2021-
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    Bin Li, Assistant Professor
    Biobank Life Science
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    Specialty
    -Molecular Biology, Gynecology and Obstetrics
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D. (Medicine)
    -Tohoku University, Technical Assistant (Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Research Fellow (Biobank)
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Assistant Professor, 2018-
    -The Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine, Assistant Professor, 2018-
    Awards
    -67th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology IS Good Poster Award (2015)
    The Advanced Research Center for Innovations in Next-Generation Medicine (INGEM)
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    Chikako Furuya, Research Associate
    Biobank Life Science
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    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, B. S., 2009
    -Tohoku University, M. S.
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Technical Assistant, 2017-2021
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Research Associate, 2021-
    Naoko Minegishi, Adjunct Professor  Top of page
    Education and Professional Positions
    -Tohoku University, Ph.D. (Medicine), 1989
    -Tohoku University, Research Fellow (Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer), 1989
    -Tohoku University, Assistant Professor (Biochemistry), 1995
    -University of Tsukuba, Lecturer (Institute of Basic Medical Science), 1997, Associate Professor, 2001
    -Tohoku University Biomedical Engineering Research Organization, Associate Professor, 2004
    -Sendai University, Professor, 2008
    -Miyagi University, Professor, 2010
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Professor, 2012-2021
    -Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Adjunct Professor, 2021-
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