Dr. Yukiko Tsuda Matsunaga received her Ph.D. in material science in 2007 from Tsukuba University. 2001–2007, she focused on her research about cell sheet engineering at Tokyo Women’s Medical University as a visiting scholar. She had received Japan Society Promotion and Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship from 2005 to 2007. She joined the Joyce Y. Wong group at Biomedical Engineering, Boston University in 2006. She then joined the Shoji Takeuchi lab at IIS, the University of Tokyo as a postdoc, a project assistant professor, and a project lecturer, respectively, from 2007-2011. In May 2011, she joined the CIRMM, IIS, the University of Tokyo as a project lecturer, and she has started bottom-up tissue engineering project as a principal investigator. She has been interested in developing in vitro tissue models for regenerative medicine and life science studies using micro-technologies.
2011.5 - present
Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo.
P.I., Lecturer, 2014.4 - present
P.I., Project Lecturer, 2011.5 - 2014.3
Research topics: MEMS-tissue engineering, Vascular tissue engineering
2007.9 - 2011.4
Dr. Shoji Takeuchi group, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo.
Project Lecturer, 2010.11 - 2011.4
Project Assistant Professor, 2007.10 - 2010.10
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007.9 - 2007.10
2007.4 - 2007.8
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo Women’s Medical University.
Advisors: Profs. Tatsuya Shimizu, Masayuki Yamato and Teruo Okano.
· Aligned muscle cell sheets for the creation of blood vessels with high mechanical strength
· Reconstruction of vascularized thick tissue
Ph.D. in Engineering, The University of Tsukuba (*Joint doctoral program with National Institute for Materials Science, Japan).
Thesis title: “Regeneration of Biomimetic Tissue Architecture by Cell Sheet Engineering”
Advisors: Profs. Chen Guoping, Akihiko Kikuchi, Tatsuya Shimizu, Masayuki Yamato and Teruo Okano.
M. Sci. in Biomedical Engineering, Waseda University
Advisors: Profs. Yasuhisa Sakurai, Mitsuo Umezu, Akihiko Kikuchi, Masayuki Yamato and Teruo Okano.
B. Eng. in Applied Chemistry, Utsunomiya University
Advisors: Profs. Teiji Kato, Akihiko Kikuchi, Masayuki Yamato and Teruo Okano.
Best Poster Paper Award, Biomaterials International 2016
The Best Presentation award, The 1st BEANS Research Forum, Japan.
Best Presentation Award, The 1st Tsukuba Biomaterials Research Forum, Tsukuba, Japan.
TOYOBO Bio-Foundation "Short-Term Research Grants".
Honorable Mention, Student Travel & Professional Development Award, The 30th Annual Meeting and Exposition of Society for Biomaterials, Memphis, TN.
TAKAGI Award-outstanding paper award, The 14th Asian Symposium on Intelligent Materials and System, Tokyo, Japan.
Best Presentation Award, UK-Japan 1st nanotechnology summer school, Tsukuba, Japan.
Incentive Award, The Japanese Society of Life Support Technology.
Student Travel & Professional Development Award, The 29th Annual Meeting and Exposition of Society for Biomaterials, Reno, NV.
Best Poster Presentation Award, International Symposium on Fusion of Nano and Bio Technologies (FNB2003), Tsukuba, Japan.
Japanese Society for Biomaterials, The Society of Polymer Science Japan, The Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems, The Japanese Vascular Biology and Medicine Organization
Japanese Society of Cell Synthesis Research: board member (2015.10 - )
Research Group for Next Generation of Biomedical Engineering: executive secretary (4th term) (2013.6.1 - )
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers: special interest group committee member (2013.4.1 - )
Japanese Society for Biomaterials: board member (2012.4.1 - )
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan: the 31st Contents committee (2012.4.1 - )