Faculty

Research Section of Basic Medical Photonics 

Shizuoka University

Futoshi Iwata

Specialized field

Microscopy, Micro/Nano mechatronics

Research theme

Development of scanning probe microscopy and related techniques for micro and nano meter scale measurement and manipulation

Atsushi Ono

Specialized field

Super-resolution photonics, Plasmonics, Opto-electronic device

Research theme

Super-resolution bio-imaging by near-field infrared absorption spectroscopy
Development of high-sensitive near-infrared image sensor with surface plasmons

Yoshimasa Kawata

Specialized field

Photonics, Bio-imaging, Applied physics

Research theme

Super resolution microscopy for bio-imaging, Surface plasmon resonance for high sensitive bio-imaging

Kazuhiko Hara

Specialized field

Solid State Physics, Crystal Engineering, Optical Properties of Maters

Research theme

Thin film growth and application of novel functional materials for deep UV to visible optoelectronics.

Kazutaka Hirakawa

Specialized field

Photochemistry, Biomolecular Science, Nanomaterials

Research theme

Fundamentals of photodynamic therapy, Mechanism of phototoxic protection of biomolecules

Tetsuo Narumi

Specialized field

Organic Chemistry, Peptide Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Research theme

Molecular Chemistry to Understand and Control Biological Phenomena

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Toshihide Iwashita

Specialized field

Pathology, Experimental pathology, Human pathology

Research theme

Research on the mechanism of organ fibrosis, the development of disease biomarkers, and the application of new microscopic techniques to diagnostic pathology.

Shinpei Okawa

Specialized field

Biophotonic Imaging

Research theme

Development and application of photoacoustic imaging system
Development and application of multimodal optical imaging system
Research on measurement and analysis of optical and mechanical properties of biological tissues

Yohei Shinmyo

Specialized field

Neurodevelopmental Biology,Neurophysiology

Research theme

Molecular mechanisms of development and evolution of the brain
Mechanisms and functions of folding in the cerebral cortex
Brain dysfunction caused by disruption of the axon guidance molecule Draxin
Neuronal and brain development promoted by Cl- homeostasis-regulating genes
Cl-homeodynamics governing neural network functions
Dysregulation of Cl- homeostasis underlying neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders
maternal stress, maternal undernutrition, genetically modified mice, GABA, taurine, astrocyte, neurogenesis, neuronal migration
brain slice, cell culture, patch-clamp, optical imaging, 2 photon microscopy, EEG analysis, behavioral tests, photo-uncaging
molecular biological techniques, single-cell RT-PCR, in utero electroporation, virus vector, RNAi, optogenetics, pharmacogenetics, DNA methylation

Mitsutoshi Setou

Specialized field

Aging

Research theme

Challenge to rejuvenescence through understanding the life of multicellular organisms
Development and application of ligth-based quantum imaging techniques including mass microscopy
Observation and manipulation of postgenome conditions such as posttranslational modifications, lipids, and metabolites

Yasuhiro Magata

Specialized field

Nuclear Pharmacology and Molecular Pathophysiology Imaging

Research theme

Development of novel PET imaging tracers for in vivo molecular imaging
Application of in vivo molecular imaging techniques to drug discoveries and pre-clinical studies

Satoru Yamagishi

Specialized field

Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience

Research theme

Basic research and pathophysiological analysis on spinal cord injury
Research on axon guidance molecules
Research on autism-related genes
Basic research and pathological analysis on cerebral infarction and brain injury
Research on vascular and lymphatic systems in the central nervous system using optical imaging

Research Section of Applied Medical Photonics

Shizuoka University

Toru Aoki

Specialized field

Radiation informatics, Electronics devices and systems

Research theme

Research and development of functional X-ray CT system based on photon-counting X-ray Imaging devices

Wataru Inami

Specialized field

Optical measurement, Advanced Microscopy

Research theme

Development of super-resolution microscopes and high-sensitivity sensors that can measure things that we could not measure before.

Shoji Kawahito

Specialized field

Electron devices, Electronic equipment, Integrated circuits

Research theme

Research on pixel devices, imaging circuits and sensor architectures for having high performance and high functionality in image sensors.

Jun Kondoh

Specialized field

Wave Electronics, Ultrasonics, Sensors Engineering

Research theme

Research on physical, chemical, and bio-sensors using surface acoustic waves, localized surface plasmon resonance, and microelectrode, and nonlinear acoustic phenomena caused by surface acoustic waves

Tetsuo Sasaki

Specialized field

Spectroscopy, Nonlinear optics, Crystal structural analysis, Physical pharmacy

Research theme

Development of terahertz laser spectrometer for pharmaceutical industry. Development of terahertz signal generator for medical imaging applications.

Masatsugu Niwayama

Specialized field

Biomedical measurement, Spectroscopy, Oximetry

Research theme

Research and development of noninvasive hemodynamic measurement using near-infrared spectroscopy. Improvement of accuracy and convenience of measurement.

Shin Usuki

Specialized field

Optical engineering, measurement data processing

Research theme

Computational 3D microscopic measurement applied for industry and life science

Kazuo Shimizu

Specialized field

Microplasma medicine

Research theme

Non-invasive transdermal drug delivery of macromolecular drugs by microplasma irradiation
Evaluation of microplasma irradiation effects on blood-brain barrier and tight junction
Non-invasive sterilization of epidermal bacteria by microplasma irradiation
Selective removal of tumor cells by microplasma irradiation

Yoshimitsu Okita

Specialized field

Biomedical Engineering, Health Science,Physiological Anthropology

Research theme

Neurophysiological studies on the material of comfort and pleasantness, Research on methods for measuring stress and analyzing its biological signals, Neurophysiological studies on Functional Foods (food components)

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Yu Nagashima

Specialized field

Neurology, Vibrational Spectroscopy

Research theme

Development and application of bioimaging techniques using vibrational spectroscopy
Development and application of non-invasive BMI (brain-machine interface) technology
Development and application of CPS (cyber physical system) for medical use

Katsumasa Nakamura

Specialized field

Radiation oncology

Research theme

Development of technologies for high precision radiation therapy. Investigation of prognostic factors of radiotherapy.