Faculty of Health Sciences/Graduate School of Health Sciences/Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Teacher Introduction

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Natural Products and Drug Discovery, Chemical Biology, Metabolomics
Subject of Research
1) Discovery of antiausterity agents from different origins
2) Investigation on chemo-biological interaction of natural anticancer agents
I am searching new generation of anti-cancer agents by utilizing the austerity strategy (discovery of agents that inhibit the cancer cells tolerance to nutrition starvation) and studying the metabolic alteration occurring during rich and starvation condition on pancreatic cancer cells using NMR and MS approaches.

In pancreatic cancer, symptoms are subtle and nonspecific, which causes cancer to advance without being detected, early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is lifesaving. The discovery of metabolomics antiausterity biomarkers in pancreatic cancer can also be useful in establishing a specific diagnosis. Metabolomics/lipidomics study in rich and nutrient deprived condition could reveal novel cancer biomarkers that might expand our current understanding of pancreatic cancer.
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