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MAT Lab. members

Group Leader, PI

Yukiko Tsuda. MATSUNAGA, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Center for International Research on Integrative Biomedical Systems (CIBiS)
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Department of Bioengineering,
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
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  • Profile

    • BIOGRAPHY

      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.

      C.V.

      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
      2007.3
      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.
      2004.3
      M. Sci. in Biomedical Engineering, Waseda University
      Advisors: Profs. Yasuhisa Sakurai, Mitsuo Umezu, Akihiko Kikuchi, Masayuki Yamato and Teruo Okano.
      2001.3
      B. Eng. in Applied Chemistry, Utsunomiya University
      Advisors: Profs. Teiji Kato, Akihiko Kikuchi, Masayuki Yamato and Teruo Okano.

      AWARDS

      2016.11
      Best Poster Paper Award, Biomaterials International 2016
      2009.5
      The Best Presentation award, The 1st BEANS Research Forum, Japan.
      2005.12
      Best Presentation Award, The 1st Tsukuba Biomaterials Research Forum, Tsukuba, Japan.
      2004
      TOYOBO Bio-Foundation "Short-Term Research Grants".
      2004.5
      Honorable Mention, Student Travel & Professional Development Award, The 30th Annual Meeting and Exposition of Society for Biomaterials, Memphis, TN.
      2004.3
      TAKAGI Award-outstanding paper award, The 14th Asian Symposium on Intelligent Materials and System, Tokyo, Japan.
      2004
      Best Presentation Award, UK-Japan 1st nanotechnology summer school, Tsukuba, Japan.
      2004.3
      Incentive Award, The Japanese Society of Life Support Technology.
      2003.5
      Student Travel & Professional Development Award, The 29th Annual Meeting and Exposition of Society for Biomaterials, Reno, NV.
      2003.3
      Best Poster Presentation Award, International Symposium on Fusion of Nano and Bio Technologies (FNB2003), Tsukuba, Japan.
    • SPECIALITY

      Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials, Micro devices
    • AFFILIATED ACADEMIC SOCIETY

      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
    • ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

      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 - )

Research staff

Haruko TAKAHASHI, Ph.D
Project Assistant Professor
Joris PAUTY, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS, LIMMS, SMMiL-E)

Assistants

Eri OTSUKA
Technical assistant
Tomoko HOSOYA
Secretary

Students

Kanoko FUJISAWA
D2
Ryo USUBA
D2
Eujin LEE
D2
Hiroko RYU
Research student
Hirotaka YAMAMOTO
B4 Visiting student

Collaborators

Junichi SUEHIRO
Visiting Scholar
Takashi ANDO
Medical Illustrator