Molecular Biology

Along with the school of dentistry, our department was established in 1976. Our research interests are as follows;

  1. Tooth development
  2. Regeneration therapy
  3. Energy metabolism


Tel: +81-88-633-7326

Fax: +81-88-633-7326


Staff members;

  • Takafumi Noma, Professor
  • Keiko Miyoshi, Lecturer
  • Taigo Horiguchi, Assistant Professor
  • Ayako Tanimura, Assistant Professor



  • Ryna Dwi Yanuaryska, 4th Graduate Student
  • Arya Adiningrat, 3rd Graduate Student
  • Hirosi Kondo, 2nd Master Student



  1. For undergraduate students
    1st grade: Summer Semester ”Basic Biology (Noma and Miyoshi).”
    1st grade: Winter Semester ”Introduction of Dentistry (Noma).”
    2nd grade: Winter Semester “Biochemistry, Molecular Biology (Lectures; Noma, Miyoshi, Horiguchi, and Tanimura).”
    3rd grade: Summer Semester “Biochemistry, Genetics, Oral Biochemistry, Special Lecture (Lectures, Exercises and Basic experiments: Noma, Miyoshi, Horiguchi and invited lecturer).”
    3rd grade: Winter Semester “Laboratory Experiments (Noma, Miyoshi, Horiguchi and Tanimura)”.
    6th grade: Summer Semester ”Summary of Dentistry (Miyoshi)."


  2. For undergraduate students (School of Health Science)
    2nd grade: Summer Semester “Biochemistry and Basic Nutrition (Noma and Tanimura).”


  3. For graduate students
    Journal club and presentation of their own research. Ph.D. program including English course; International Environment and Preventive Medicine.


Research Projects

  1. Development of the regenerative therapy for oral tissues and lung: based on the understanding the molecular mechanism of the cell fate decision mechanism, we aim to develop a novel therapeutic procedure.


  2. Development of the control method for somatic cell differentiation and the novel therapy for hereditary diseases: using the disease model cells and induced pluripotent stem cells derived from oral mucosa established originally in our laboratory, we aim to analyze the pathologic mechanism and then develop a new therapeutic method.


  3. Elucidation of the high energy phosphoryl transfer mechanism in the cell: we aim to understand a life phenomenon from the analysis of dynamic energy metabolism in the cell coupled with elucidation of the functional correlation.
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