Welcome to Hiromi Yanagisawa Laboratory at TARA!

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Approximately 37 trillion cells in our body constantly receive cues from extracellular environments and respond by changing cytoskeletal organization and cellular functions as well as initiating transcriptional program, thereby maintaining homeostasis. To understand the interactions between cells and extracellular microenvironments is a key to unravel survival strategies of living organisms.

Our laboratory aims to molecularly dissect cellular responses to alterations of extracellular environments and to find a potential link to dysfunction of tissues, focusing on blood vessel cells (endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and fibroblasts) and tissue stem cells. In addition, we are expanding our long-standing interest in extra cellar matrix (ECM) research and collaborating with researchers in the next generation imaging, bioengineering, and glycotechnology to develop new diagnostic and/or therapeutic tools.


Recent activity – new photos uploaded

November 18th, 2019|

Lal attended the 11th Asian Community of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology (ACGC) in Busan, South Korea. 
He presented his poster and made an oral presentation in the young scientist session and he received the award. 
Our visiting professor, Dr.HiroakiTateno at AIST and our former lab member Aiko Sada, also attended the meeting. 
Some of photos from the event have posted on the photo page.

Recent activity – new photos uploaded

November 13th, 2019|

Hiromi, Yoshito, and Shin participated in the Vascular Biology 2019 held in Monterey, CA, USA from Oct. 27th to 31st.
Hiromi served as a chair in a session. Yoshito gave a Nano talk and presented a poster, Shin presented his poster in the meeting. 
Here is the link of Vascular Biology 2019 :
Some of photos from the event have posted on the photo page.

We are recruiting undergraduates seeking for a senior thesis project and graduate students (including rotation students). Our lab is open for a lab visit.

Student Recruitment
Ph.D. program in Humanics

Ph.D. program in Humanics

The new website has opened!


Application for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for admission
in October 2020 as Degree Students
(University recommendation)

– Trans-border Program for Advanced Medical Care Specialists –

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study as graduate students at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences (Master’s Program in Medical Sciences and Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences/ Clinical Sciences) of the University of Tsukuba. Application is now open.
Application forms must be received
by September 25, 2019.