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

Ken Takahashi - Tokyo 2020 Olympics Torch Kiss

Carry the Olympic flame of hope—getting over the coronavirus pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic is making the event difficult to hold, the torch relay is being held to connect the Olympic flames carried from Greece to the venue of the[…]

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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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TWITTER

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I've just registered for the prestigious European Society of Cardiology conference. It's online this year, but gotta go to Barcelona next year! - https://t.co/bCnQQNHRCf https://t.co/zcNkhskbld KenTakahashy photo
2 days ago
ワクチンパスポートで移動の自由が広がるのはよいことですね。
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7 days ago
美しき残酷な世界。自由のための、強大な敵との戦い。
戦わなければ勝てない、勝てば生きる。戦え、戦え!

人間はなぜ争うのか。いつ争いをやめるのか。
自由、争い、人間の醜さ美しさというテーマの面白さもさること... #NewsPicks https://t.co/vbM91jogmv

Achievements

publications

conference presentations
new link

research fundings

peer reviews

anumni mentored

Supported by

KAKENHI - Ken Takahashi
JSPS - Ken Takahashi
Okayama University - Ken Takahashi
Harvard Medical School - Ken Takahashi
IOE - Ken Takahashi
PD aerospace - Ken Takahashi

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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