高橋 賢

Ken Takahashi, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Okayama University

Former Visiting Scholar

Harvard University

Specialty: organ-on-a-chip, cardiac regenerative medicine, space medicine

Ken Takahashi, 高橋 賢

Research in Medical Science

We are conducting research on organ chips using state-of-the-art equipment.

Video: Model of Ischemic Heart Disease and Video-Based Comparison of Cardiomyocyte Contraction Using hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes

J Vis Exp 2020, (159). doi: 10.3791/61104.

From Blog

History and dramas

Space biology - Ken Takahashi

Why do muscles and bones weaken in space?

How animals and plants sense gravity in space As manned Mars exploration and commercial space travel are becoming a reality, living in good health in space is becoming more and[…]

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A Year in Review: 2020

2020 was a historic year with the coronavirus pandemic limiting work at office and business trips, and letting conferences, meetings, and lectures online. Even in this turbulent situation, many results[…]

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UNCTAD - Ken Takahashi

First meeting of UNCTAD researcher development program

In a collaboration between the United Nations and Okayama University, which seeks to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seven young female researchers from Africa and ASEAN[…]

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Thoughts and pictures from everyday life

TWITTER

7 hours ago
A paper about the prevention of myocardial infarction, which I peer reviewed, was published in Elsevier's Life Sciences journal! @ElsevierConnect https://t.co/yliVwysNfL
2 days ago
Congratulations Dr. Meerman for your successful publication, and thank you for citing our paper! - Myocardial Disease and Long-Distance Space Travel: Solving the Radiation Problem https://t.co/gtTjj85rTT
3 days ago
教えてもらって気づきました😓
Someone let me know that I'm in web news.
宇宙生物学・医学の研究プロジェクト「宇宙に生きる」の成果を岡山大が発表 | TECH+ https://t.co/GFbjZsE6VV

Achievements

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Okayama University - Ken Takahashi
Harvard Medical School - Ken Takahashi
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Harvard Scholar

Based on the research philosophy of the world-leading institution of Harvard, which emphasizes social return and collaboration, we are conducting medical research using state-of-the-art technologies.

Wyss Institute, Harvard University
Institute of Education, University College London

IOE-Qualified Teaching

Trained at the Institute of Education, University College London, Ken Takahashi gives high-quality lectures based on the cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practical presentation techniques.

Portfolio

Research Grant

Ken Takahashi is awarded competitive, prestigious research grants, including the Promotion of Joint International Research by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, as well as company-based grants.

Education Award

Ken received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education for his continuous effort to support international students pursuing research experience and developing their lifelong career.

Ironman

Ken is a finisher of the Ironman Triathlon race: 3.9 km swim, 180 km bike, and 42.2 km run. This unparalleled endurance and long-term perspective has led to the achievement of substantial goals.

Research Interests

Cardiac regenerative medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Using human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, Ken Takahashi is developing heart cells to assist hearts weakened due to heart failure.

Cardiology

Myocardial Infarction

Ischemic heart diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Ken Takahashi is developing a new strategy to combat tough diseases.

Space medicine

Space Medicine

Decreased muscle and bone are major issues for astronauts in space. Ken Takahashi has studied the mechanism of cellular response to gravitational changes.

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