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 receives NEDO Award and Chugoku Bank Award at pitch contest

Awards recognize organ-on-a-chip business plan and presenter’s potential as an entrepreneur Research Associate Professor Ken Takahashi has won New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Award and Chugoku Bank[…]

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kidney-on-a-chip

Progress report for the kidney-on-a-chip project: The 99th Annual Meeting of The Physiological Society of Japan

On March 18, 2022, Yin Liang from Takahashi Lab presented “Functional analysis of a kidney-on-a-chip using human renal proximal tubular epithelial cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cells” at the[…]

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Year in Review 2021

A Year in Review: 2021

Continuing from last year, 2021 was a year in which overseas business trips and acceptance of researchers from overseas were restricted due to the influence of COVID-19. In addition, instability[…]

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Thoughts and pictures from everyday life

TWITTER

We welcomed a new research student to our lab today. We are going to start an exciting research about gravity and aging🧑🏻‍🚀✨
I am excited to join the NEDO Technology Commercialization Program! #startup
https://t.co/5xYkDo7NpA

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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