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Meet Haruko Takahashi

Meet Haruko Takahashi

 Assistant Professor Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life- Haruko Takahashi Can you please describe your field of research? So, cancer is a very huge topic, and everyone has an interest in that. As you may know it’s a very severe disease but also its related to our body itself because cancer cells come from our own body. We have cells that should live in a normal state but can turn into a abnormal state. This transformation is happening in our body and it is related to our diseases and we want to demonstrate that type of thing in our research. Medical doctors want to treat them but as a… Read more

Meet Hanae Inami

Meet Hanae Inami

Assistant Professor of Astrophysics- Hanae Inami Can you please describe your field of research? I am trying to understand how galaxies in our universe were born and how they evolve. I use telescopes to observe galaxies that are forming stars. In particular, I am interested in galaxies which are very bright in the infrared but not in visible light. Astronomers recently discovered that these types of galaxies made most of the stars at a time when the universe was most active, around 11 billion years ago (about 3 billion years after the big bang). What got you into this field? When I was little, I wanted to become an astronaut…. Read more

Meet Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee

Meet Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee

Assistant Professor Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life – Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee Can you please describe your field of research? My research field is Food Science and Nutrition for Disease Prevention. I am interested in applying food and nutrition to prevent diseases; like it is said “Let food be your medicine”. Currently, I focus on studying the relationship between genetics, nutrition and health, which is called “Nutrigenomics”. Nowadays, many diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, rather than simply a single genetic defect. And, nutrition is one of the key environmental factors influencing genetic or gene… Read more

Meet Rong Shang

Meet Rong Shang

  Dr. Rong Shang is a chemist. In her words, ‘We are always making new stuff.’ She and her colleagues build molecules combining organic atoms, like carbon and hydrogen, with metals, like gold and platinum. Originally from China, Dr. Shang studied and worked in three different countries before coming to Japan. Now she is Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University. She previously talked with us about her work in the lab. Here, she tells us about her path to becoming a scientist, how research is like a soccer game, and the importance of thinking beyond oneself.   What got you interested in science in the first place? Growing up in China,… Read more