Welcome to Hiromi Yanagisawa Laboratory at TARA!

  • image4
  • image3
  • image2
  • image1

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.


Two papers were accepted

June 25th, 2020|

Two papers were accepted this month. 
(1) Seung Jae Shin, Huynh Thuy Hang, Bui Quoc Thang, Tomonari Shimoda , Hiroaki Sakamoto, Motoo Osaka, Yuji Hiramatsu, Yoshito Yamashiro* and Hiromi Yanagisawa*: Role of PAR1-Egr1 in the Initiation of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in Fibulin-4 deficient mice, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, In press.
This study is a collaborative work with Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. 

(2) Lalhaba Oinam, Gopakumar Changarathil, Erna Raja, Yen Xuan Ngo, Hiroaki Tateno*, Aiko Sada*, Hiromi Yanagisawa: Glycome profiling by lectin microarray reveals dynamic glycan alterations during epidermal stem cell aging. Aging Cell, in press. 
This study is a collaborative work with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).


~Graduate Entrance Examination Schedule~
Selection Method for Graduate School Entrance Examination
 (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

The new website has opened!