Undergraduate program: lectures and practical training in "Physiology"
Graduate school: lectures on "Research Methodology" and "Functions of the Human Body", exercises and practical training on "Special Seminar" and "Special Research".
Physiology is the study of functions of the human body. The systematized functions of the human body strongly reflect the properties of its component parts. In our laboratory, we conduct research to understand the human body by exploring the functions of the biomolecules, which are the components of the human body. Our target is the biosensor molecules. Living organisms, including humans, maintain their lives by adapting to the external environment. The cell membrane is the barrier that separates the inside and outside of living organisms, and sensor molecules exist in the membrane. Sensor molecules convert physical and chemical inputs such as voltage, temperature, light, pH, and concentration from the outside world into biological outputs that trigger life activities. We study the sensor mechanisms and energy conversion mechanisms of membrane proteins (ion channels, receptors, and transporters)