Recruitment of Master and Doctoral Students → See here for details
We are looking for master and doctoral students. We have lab tours as needed, so if you are interested, please feel free to contact us.
- Division of Nano Life Science, Graduate School for Frontier Sciences, Kanazawa University
The division belongs to the Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University. See the introductory article in Nature.
- May 2020 for the entrance from October 2020 and April 2021
Fellowship & Salary
- Master: 130,000YEN/month(scholarship: 50,000YEN + research assistant: abt. 80,000YEN)
- Doctor: 180,000YEN/month(scholarship: 100,000YEN + research assistant: abt. 80,000YEN)

Recruitment of Postdocs
We are looking for postdoctoral researchers to join our lab. Especially, we welcome fellowship recipients such as JSPS Research Fellow (PD, SPD) and JSPS Research Fellow (RPD). We also support creation of application forms. Depending on the period, we can hire you for a project research, so please feel free to contact us.
Shaping of living organisms is important for both basic research and medical treatment, because it is involved in various biological phenomena such as the development and disease of the human body. In particular, understanding the multi-cellular dynamics that form the basis of living organisms and manipulating them in vitro and in vivo is important for cancer treatment and regenerative medicine in the future. However, various interactions between many cells accompany with shaping the body, and it is difficult to understand the mechanisms only by the methodologies of molecular and experimental biology. Therefore, our laboratory is aiming for a new understanding of the shaping of living organisms by a research approach that combines mechanics-based quantitative simulations and stem cell culture experiments.

Multi-cellular mechanics in embryogenesis and cancer diseases

Multi-cellular movements are found in various phenomena such as embryogenesis, cancer diseases, wound healing, and metabolism. While key genes and proteins differ by phenomenon, multi-cellular movements commonly follow mechanics. What are the mechanics that govern multicellular movement?

Combined approach of computational engineering ☓ experimental biology

In the shaping of living organisms, individual cells interact in a multimordal way. To understand the complex phenomenon, we combine stem cell organoid experiments, which reproduce 3D structures of embryonic tissues in vitro, and mechanics-based simulations, which predict realistic 3D dynamics of cells.

Comprehensive understanding across molecules, cells and tissues

Our approach integrates microscopic behaviors found at the molecular and cellular levels to predict the macroscopic shaping at the tissue and organ levels. In the bottom-up manner, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of multi-cellular system across a wide range of scales as a single system.