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 including 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.

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Dramas and history of Ken Takahashi

JCM article - Ken Takahashi

How do we fight Covid-19: peer review?

A paper on Covid-19, which Takahashi peer-reviewed on July 23, was published in the international open access journal Journal of Clinical Medicine. Moula AI, Micali LR, Matteucci F, Lucà F,[…]

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JoVE video - Ken Takahashi

Video released: model for ischemic heart disease with human iPS cardiomyocytes

Summary Dr. Ken Takahashi of Okayama University published a video article about the model of ischemic heart disease using human iPS heart cells.The method makes it easier than before to[…]

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Rotation microscope

Report: Space Biology research

This article is from a newsletter of “Integral Understanding of life-regulation mechanism from ‘SPACE’ (Living in Space)“, a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas funded by the Japan Society[…]

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Thoughts and pictures from everyday life

TWITTER

2 hours ago
I am thrilled to give a talk about organ-on-a-chip in Chem-Bio Informatics Society annual meeting on October 27!
Presenters are from reputable companies and institutions such as @awscloud , @Fujitsu_Global , @bruker , and JAXA! https://t.co/XOfmdrVamf #AWS #JAXA #CBI
2 days ago
A paper on Covid-19 I have peer-reviewed has been published in Journal of Clinical Medicine. - How do we fight Covid-19: peer review? https://t.co/2BzTOFKSWQ #MDPI
2 days ago
Oh, the sensation of urine accumulation is also due to ion channel... Makes sense, but again! #mechanobiology - https://t.co/sNh9UhC8Ho

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Harvard Scholar

At the world leading Harvard Medical School, Takahashi developed a model of ischemia-reperfusion injury, which causes myocardial infarction and stroke, using an organ-on-a-chip platform.

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 technique.

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 for supporting international students persue research experience and develop their life long career.

Ironman

Ken is a finisher of the Ironman Triathlon Race: 3.9 km swim, 180 km bike, and 42.2 km run. The unparalleled endurance and long term perspective lead to achievement of great goals.

Research Interests

Cardiac regenerative medicine

Regenerative Medicine

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

Cardiology

Myocardial Infarction

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

Space medicine

Space Medicine

Decreased muscle and bone are major problems in space life. Ken Takahashi is studying the mechanism of cellular response to gravitational change.

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