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.

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History and dramas

Okayama Innovation Contest 2022

A Year in Review: 2022

2022 was a year in which Takahashi greatly achieved the goal set at the beginning of the year: “to take a step to starting business activities to provide organ /[…]

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Takahashi receives 1 M JPY funding from Okayama University Innovation Management Core for the proposal of “drug discovery innovation by human organ-on-a-chip disease model”

Promoting the development of disruptive innovation “organ-on-a-chip” technology that contributes to the development of drugs that are effective in humans without sacrificing experimental animals Dr. Ken Takahashi, research associate professor[…]

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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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Achievements

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anumni mentored

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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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