Kyoto University Graduate School of Biostudies／Program-Specific Assistant Professor
Field of Research：Life Science
The 2nd Cohort
Enrollment period : 2021.9 - 2021.12
Dr. Toru Hiratsuka obtained his MD degree from Osaka University (2011) and obtained his PdD degree from Kyoto University (2015). From 2015 to 2021 Dr. Hiratsuka undertook postdoctoral training at Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in King’s College London, United Kingdom. Dr. Hiratsuka reported a novel intercellular ERK signal propagation pattern (SPREAD) in mouse epidermis and dynamic transitions of temporal ERK activity patterns during human keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation. Since April 2021 Dr. Hiratsuka is engaged in pancreatic cancer research by live imaging of pancreatic organoids and in vivo tumor models as Program-Specific Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University.
Received awards include Yamamura award (Osaka University, 2011), Student of the year (Japan Student Services Organization, 2010).
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