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.


Our new member

December 9th, 2020|

We have new member, Eri, junior in Medical Sciences, joined our lab in last November. Welcome Eri! We updated “Lab Members” page. 

A review article has been published

September 18th, 2020|

A Review article by  Yoshito and Hiromi has been published on the Clinical Science online website.

Y. Yamashiro and H.Yanagisawa: The molecular mechanism of mechanotransduction in vascular homeostasis and disease. Clinical Science (2020) 134: 2399-2418.

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 (Graduate Admissions 2021) NEW

【Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences】
  Degree Programs in Medical Sciences

  Doctoral Program in Human Biology

【School of Integrative and Global Majors】
   Ph.D. Program in Humanics

Non-Degree Research Student (Kenkyusei)

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

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