Staffs and Members

Professor Wataru Yasui, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 1982)
Pathological diagnosis and molecular pathological research are the essential driving force for advancement of gPathologyh.
Associate
Professor
Naohide Oue, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 1999)
I perform research while keeping in mind that it will someday be useful in the clinical setting. In order to create better diagnosis and treatment for cancer, I am performing research to identify novel tumor markers and the target molecules of new therapeutics.
Assistant
Professor-Lecturer
Kazuhiro Sentani, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2001)
I am examining antibodies that will be useful in pathological diagnosis by contributing to the estimation of primary sites of cancers of unknown origin. I am also investigating gastric and intestinal phenotypes of gastric cancer.
Research Associate Naoya Sakamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2005)
My research aims the identification of sufficient genetic abnormalities that cause the development and progression of gastrointestinal cancer.
Considering the correlation between histopathology and genetic-molecular abnormalities, we would like to expand the unique cancer research as a pathologist.
Research Associate
(Center for Cause of Death Investigation Research)
Takuya Hattori, M.D., PhD.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2011)
As a pathologist, I study pathological diagnosis and perform research concerning the elucidation of the molecular pathogenesis of gastrointestinal cancer. As a diagnostic pathologist, I am involved in the clinical setting, and as a researcher, I feel a sense of satisfaction that I am able to be in an environment where I can study hard to contribute to the development of future medicine.
Graduate
student D4
Yui Hattori, M.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2011)
After working as a dermatologist, I began to have interest in the study of pathology and entered this laboratory. Currently, I am studying about pathological diagnosis. I hope to be involved in cancer research in the future. I am enjoying doing such satisfying work while raising a child.
Graduate
student D4
Daiki Taniyama, M.D. (Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine in 2012)
Daiki Taniyama After the initial training at Kure Medical Center, I work as a pathologist. I wanted to get a deep understanding of cancer in making a diagnosis, and was enrolled in graduate school. I hope that day-to-day study and research will help in clinical medicine.
Graduate student D3 Akira Ishikawa, M.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University School of Medicine in 2014)
(Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Kure Kyosai Hospital)
Akira Ishikawa, M.D.

From the student days, I was attracted by Pathology, a bridge between basic science and clinical medicine. After finishing junior residency at Hiroshima University Hospital, I joined Department of Molecular Pathology as a graduate student. My initial goal is to obtain Ph.D. degree and certification of pathologist.  I will devote to do research and pathology training that can be returned to the society.

Graduate student D3 Yuji Yamamoto, M.D.
(Graduated from University of Occupational and Environmental Health Faculty of Medicine in 2005)

After clinical experience for 11 years as a gastrointestinal surgeon, I come to this department with an interest in oncology. Surgery and pathology are closely related to each other. I will strive to do research and learn pathological diagnosis, and will become a bridge of surgery and pathology.

Graduate student D3 (MD-PhD course)
JSPS Research Fellow DC2
Ririno Honma
(Entered to Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2012)
Ririno Honma As a MD-PhD course student, I have studied at medical school for 4 years and entered the graduate school. Now, I am doing molecular pathological research on cancer. I am aspiring to become a pathologist. Although there is a lot of thing to be learned, I want to study and work hard at going to enjoy day-to-day.
Graduate student D3 Go Kobayashi, C.T.
(Graduated from Department of Medical Life Science, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts in 2012)
(Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Kure Kyosai Hospital)
While working as a clinical technologist, I am studying as a graduate student to obtain deeper knowledge of cancer and to learn the know-how of research. Through graduate school life, I would like to step-up and skill-up myself.
Graduate student D2 Pham Quoc Thang, M.D.
(Graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2012)
Studying as a graduate school student is a great opportunity and challenging for me to gain new knowledge in molecular pathology which changed my views about the roles of basic science in medicine. I am going to do my best for learning experiences and knowledge from my professor and other seniors.
Graduate student D2 Narutaka Katsuya, M.D. (Graduated from Mie University Faculty of Medicine in 2015) I got interested in pathology during the initial training in the Prefectural Hiroshima Hospital and entered our laboratory. I make an effort every day to get deep understanding to pathology while I perform a pathological diagnosis and a study of the molecular pathology. I want to aim at the pathologist who can return provided knowledge to clinical practice.
Graduate student D2iGraduate School of Medical Science, Gifu Universityj Ryuichi Asai, M.D (Graduated from Hamamatsu Medical University in 2009) I had worked as a digestive surgeon for six years in Gifu Pref. Every day in this department is so fresh and exciting for me. I will work hard for daily pathological diagnosis and molecular cancer research with clinician's view.
Graduate student M2 Kaho Fukada (Graduated from Yamaguchi University Faculty of Science in 2017) After I had studied biology for 4 years, I entered the graduate school. Because of my interest, I want to study cancer biology and pathology. Now, I spend exciting days. I will make efforts to learn everyday to use knowledge and skill in the future.;
Graduate student D1 Shintaro Akabane, M.D. (Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2010)

After finishing my residency, I entered the Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery. I have experienced digestive surgery for 6 years as a clinician. This time, I wanted to learn oncology more, so I was enrolled in the Department of Molecular Pathology as a graduate student. I want to make research that would contribute to a development of gastroenterology.

Graduate student D1 Aya Kido, M.D. (Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2016) Because I got interested in pathology, especially in diagnostic pathology by the lecture and practical training in medical school days, I entered our laboratory after the initial training at JR Hiroshima Hospital. Pathology contains a lot of things to learn, so I will do my best without forgetting my original intention.
Graduate student D1 (MD-PhD course) Shoichi Ukai (Entered to Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2014) I study molecular pathology, especially about cancer. Members of this lab have been very kind to me since I entered Hiroshima University as a MD-PhD course student. I want to be a pathologist who is familiar with pathological research and diagnosis in the future.
Graduate student M1 Tsuyoshi Takashima, C.T. (Graduated from Department of Medical Life Science, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts in 2018) After acquiring the qualifications of clinical laboratory technologist and cytotechnologist, I entered our laboratory aiming at a cytotechnologist based on more pathogenesis and pathologic condition through molecular pathological study. I would like to learn various things such as research skills and pathological diagnosis work and try hard as the word "one day in a lifetime".
Graduate student D1 Takashi Babasaki, M.D.
(Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine in 2012)
Takashi Babasaki, M.D. During clinical experience for about 5 years as a urologist, I wanted to know the basis of diseases especially of cancer deeply. I am very happy to have a chance to study in this department. I will do my best to acquire pathological and molecular knowledge to contribute to future medicine.
Staff of
Technical Center
Shinichi Norimura Shinichi Norimura My main job is to prepare histopathologic specimens and assist autopsy. Everyday I am making all efforts for self- development and improving my skills. I come from the Goto Islands, Nagasaki Prefecture, which are located in the westernmost area of Kyushu.
Secretary Kyoko Matsuura Everyday I am receiving energy and smiles from the professors and students who are going forward with their research and diagnoses. I hope to create a professor's office that everyone involved with the laboratory will want to come visit.
Assistant
Clerk
Yumiko Kurokawa I am involved in assisting with laboratory experiments and office work. I may be causing bothering everyone around me with many things, but I hope to continue to grow one step at a time.
Assistant
Clerk
Yoshiko Kimura I used to be a clinical technologist and had interest in pathology, so I am happy to be able to work in this laboratory everyday. It has been 16 years since I moved to Hiroshima, and now I am a native of Hiroshima prefecture.
Assistant Professor until December 2015
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2014
Naohiro Uraoka, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2008)
Currently working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
<Comment during period of enrollment>
Through basic research focused on gastrointestinal cancer and day-to-day pathological diagnosis work, I am working hard to be able to contribute to the field of medical science, especially cancer diagnosis.

Former member (after 2009)

Completed Doctoral Program in September 2018 Yoshinori Shigematsu, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Kagawa University School of Medicine in 2007)
Currently working at Department of Urology, Hiroshima University Hospital
<Comment during period of enrollment>
After completing my residency, I entered the Department of Urology and spent 8 years gaining clinical experience. I would like to use this experience to perform pathological research that will contribute to new diagnostic methods and treatments.
Completed Doctoral Program in September 2018 Yohei Sekino, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Tottori University School of Medicine in 2007)
Currently working at Department of Urology, Hiroshima University Hospital
<Comment during period of enrollment>
After completing my residency, I entered the Department of Urology and spent 8 years gaining clinical experience. I would like to use this experience to perform pathological research that will contribute to new diagnostic methods and treatments.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2018
(Phoenix Leader Education Program)
Pham Thi Binh Trang, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2012)
Pham Thi Binh Trang <Comment during period of enrollment>
Becoming a member of this department is not only an opportunity but also a challenge for me. I will try my best to study from my professor and other seniors for a good research and to have skills in Leading Program, which needs Liberal Arts bonding to Leadership.
Former
graduate student
(2011-2017 in USA and England)
Rie Yamamoto, M.D.
(Graduated from Kanazawa University Faculty of Medicine in 2000)
Currently working at Clinical Research Laboratory, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital
<Comment during period of enrollment>
After gaining experience as a physician, I felt the importance of pathological diagnosis, and entered this laboratory as a graduate student. I am currently focused on raising two children everyday, but with the understanding and support of those around me, I am continuing to study pathology.
Graduate
student D3
Takeharu Imai, M.D (Graduated from Kochi Medical School in 2007) Takeharu Imai I have worked for 6 years as a gastrointestinal surgeon. At this department, I am studying histopathology and molecular pathology. I spend substantial days by learning a lot of technology and knowledge daily from seniors.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2016 Keisuke Goto, M.D., Ph.D
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2004) Currently working at University of Hawaii Cancer Center
<Comment during period of enrollment>
After completing my residency, I worked as a urologist for 5 years and accumulated much clinical experience. I decided to learn more deeply about things that have not yet been elucidated in the clinical setting, and joined this laboratory. There are many young members and we all share a sense of unity as we study little by little.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2016 Shoichiro Mukai, M.D., Ph.D.
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2006)
Currently working at Department of Gasatroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital
<Comment during period of enrollment>
After completing my residency, I aspired to be a gastroenterological surgeon, during that 6-year period, I accumulated much experience concerning gastrointestinal cancer. As I was unable to experience pathological diagnosis and molecular pathology in the clinical setting, I wanted to research these topics and thus joined this laboratory. Everyday I perform research with the hope that it will be a bridge between the field of pathology and the clinical setting.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2015 Junichi Sakane, C.T., Ph.D.
(National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center)
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I am studying as a graduate student while working as a clinical technologist at Kure Medical Center. It is my hope to learn the basics of performing research, while obtaining the correct knowledge and appropriate analytical capability to understand cancer.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2015 Shunsuke Sinmei, M.D., Ph.D.
(Department of Urology, Hiroshima University Hospital)
<Comment during period of enrollment>
Using the knowledge obtained through 8 years of clinical experience working as a urologist, I wanted to research cancer, and decided to enter this laboratory. Placing great value on what I felt during my clinical experience, I make great efforts to perform research that will be useful in the clinical setting.
Completed Master's Program in March 2015 Toshiko Tatsumoto, M.M.S.
(Currently working at YAMAMI Inc.)
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I have widely studied about diet and health from the viewpoint of biochemistry. Now that I have an opportunity to study and research the molecular pathological relationship between diet and cancer, I will continue to gain more knowledge and experience about the subject proactively.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2014 Hiroshi Naito
(Graduated from Prefectural University of Hiroshima in 2009)
National Cancer Center Research Institute Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I have been wanting to be involved in research concerning the treatment of cancer, and now I am studying various things through molecular pathological research on the development and progression of gastrointestinal cancer. It is my hope to be able to proactively acquire as much knowledge as possible so that I can contribute to cancer research in the future as a researcher.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2014 Htoo Zarni Oo
(Graduated from University of Medicine 2, Yangon , Myanmar in 2009)
University of British Columbia Prostate Center Postdoctoral Fellow
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I am very exciting to be a member of this department. I will do my best to be a competent and responsible researcher. At present, I have so many things to learn from my seniors.
Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine (2011-2013) Toru Higuchi
(Graduated from the University of Tokyo School of Science in 1995)
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I used to perform basic research, but decided that I wanted to research cancer as a physician, so I entered medical school. Although I am an undergraduate student, I can engage in research using real cancer cells.
Research Associate until March 2012
Completed Doctoral Program in September 2010
Katsuhiro Anan
(Graduated from Oita University Faculty of Medicine in 2001)
Currently working at Oita Sanai Medical Center Department of Surgery
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I have been involved in diagnosis as a gastroenterological surgeon, but I wanted to learn about cancer more deeply, thus I decided to enter this laboratory. I spend all of my time every day conducting research, but since the other members are also comparatively young, we are all working together with a sense of unity. Anyone who can work together with us is welcome to join.
Completed Doctoral Program in May 2011 Tetsutaro Hayashi
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 1999)
Department of Urology, Hiroshima University Hospital
(Currently studying at the University of British Columbia)
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I studied about urinary tract tumors for 4 years as a graduate student. I could deepen my understanding of cancer through study of the pathological diagnosis and new exploratory research of membrane proteins and secretory proteins involved in prostate cancer. I am thankful to have had a fulfilling experience as a graduate student and to those who passionately instructed me.
Completed Master's Program in March 2011 Yuta Wakamatsu
(Graduated from Hiroshima International University Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2009)
Currently working at Kobe University Hospital, Department of Pharmacy
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I was able to gain much knowledge about cancers such as gastric cancer, experiment techniques, and the dissertation creation process during my experience as a graduate school student. Having knowledge about pathology that other pharmacists do not have has been a great advantage as a clinical pharmacist, especially concerning anticancer drugs.
Assistant Professor until March 2010 (Faculty Lecturer)
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2006
Junichi Motoshita
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 2001)
Currently working at Hamanomachi Hospital, Department of Pathological Diagnosis
<Comment during period of enrollment>
After entrance of the graduate school, I worked as a pathologist at Kure Medical Center and then joined this laboratory as an assistant professor. I am mainly involved in instructing students in pathological diagnosis and autopsy.
Completed Doctoral Program in March 2010 Shinya Ohara
(Graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine in 1999)
Currently working at Hiroshima University Hospital, Department of Urology
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I researched tumors of the urinary tract in this laboratory. Now I can keep on working hard as a clinical urologist, thanks to the physical and mental stamina that I gained through my research experience in this laboratory. I hope to be able to use what I have learned here and continue on with my research.
Completed Master's Program in March 2010 Naotsugu Seko
(Graduated from Suzuka University of Medical Science in 2008)
Currently working at Hitachi Medical Corporation (Chiba Prefecture)
<Comment during period of enrollment>
I lost my father to cancer when I was 20, and I wanted to gain more knowledge about cancer through research, thus I decided to join this laboratory. I am currently researching Olfactomedin 4. While improving my knowledge of cancer, each day I continue to strive for the goal of overcoming cancer.
Completed Master's Program in March 2010 Miho Matsuda
(Graduated from Tottori University School of Health Sciences in 2008)
Currently working at the Clinical Laboratory Department of Akashi City Hospital
<Comment during period of enrollment>
In this laboratory, I was able to learn many things about the thinking process and methods of cancer research, how to observe histological sections, autopsy, cytology, etc. I am currently using what I have learned as clinical technologist working at a frontline hospital.