高橋 賢

Ken Takahashi, Ph.D.

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.

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History and dramas

虎ノ門ヒルズ

A Year in Review: 2023

2023 was a year of great achievements, with 5 awards, 1 master’s degree recipient, hosting 1 research student, sending 1 intern abroad, welcoming 2 international interns, publishing 5 papers, presenting[…]

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Confocal microscope

Secondary school students explore research and future pathways at Takahashi Lab

On September 23, 2023, eleven students from Okayama Daianji Secondary School visited the Takahashi Lab at the Faculty of Medicine, Okayama University. This visit was part of a student-led initiative[…]

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Biomedical Engineering Sympo 2023

Takahashi Lab develops microfluidic culture system for organ chips to mimic in vivo vascular environment

On September 9, 2023, Takahashi Lab presented a study titled “Microfluidic culture of highly barrier-functional endothelial cells: mimicking in vivo vascular environment for organ chip applications” at the Biomedical Engineering[…]

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Thoughts and pictures from everyday life

TWITTER

久しぶりに膝を叩いた。
「中国人の日本渡来ブームは、清朝末期と改革開放後についで今回が3回目。(中略)何十年後かに振り返って、『あの時、3つ目の波を日本社会はきちんと受け入れられていたか』という検証に耐えられるような対応を考えなければならない」

As a manager,
1. Analyze situation and have a clear vision for what to do.
2. Communicate effectively with team members.
3. Manage risk and deal with problems.

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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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