Department of Diagnostics

Department of Diagnostics

 

Sumihare Noji,Ph.D.

Diabetes is a complex disease in which multiple genetic and lifestyle factors interact to produce alterations in insulin secretion and insulin action. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed a substantial number of novel type 2 diabetes (T2D) susceptibility genes and loci in the Japanese population. However, among those GWAS-identified genes, the exact molecular and cellular mechanisms by which they contribute to T2D pathogenesis are still largely unknown. Our research goals are, using genetic and cell biological techniques, to elucidate the function of such genes and to understand their roles in pathogenesis, and, eventually, to develop novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of T2D.


Sumihare Noji,Ph.D.
Director of the Department of Diagnostics
Diabetes Therapeutics and Research Center
The University of Tokushima