Gunma University

RESEARCH TEAM

Center Director

Name Department Position Research Description
KASUYA Ken-ichi Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Professor Biodegradable plastics would bring an eco-friendly society

Deputy Directors

Name Department Position Research Description
INOUE Yusuke Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Professor Elucidation of pathogenic mechanism of lifestyle diseases and verification of the preventive effects of foods
OHNISHI Hiroshi Graduate School of Health Sciences (Laboratory Sciences) Professor Scientific Creation of Lifelong Health

Members

Health Science

Name Department Position Research Description
TORII Seiji Center for Food Science and Wellness Professor Nutrition biochemical study to prevail over aging-associated diseases
SUGIYAMA Yuta Center for Food Science and Wellness Assistant Professor Promotion of human health through the regulation of gut microbiota
ENOMOTO Atsushi Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Associate Professor Functional foods for anti-allergies, anti-autoimmune diseases and anti-aging
OBA Shino Graduate School of Health Sciences (Nursing) Professor Chronic Disease Epidemiology
OKA Michiyo Graduate School of Health Sciences (Nursing) Professor Search for “food” from the perspective of “action”!
ODA Tsukasa Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (Mucosal Ecosystem Design) Assistant Professor -Molecular mechanisms of cellular senescence
-Cellular responses to DNA damage
KITAMURA Tadahiro Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (Metabolic Signal) Professor Clarifying the mechanism by which lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, occur and developing new strategy to treat these diseases
KIMURA Takao Graduate School of Medicine (Clinical Laboratory Medicine) Associate Professor Lipoprotein lipase and lipid metabolism
KUROSAWA Aya Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Assistant Professor Analyzing the mechanisms of the "two-faced" effects of food-derived antioxidants.
KOHNO Daisuke Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation (Metabolic Signal) Assistant Professor Epigenetic regulation of feeding center
SHIMA Takeru Cooperative Faculty of Education (Health and Physical Education) Associate Professor Exploration of exercise and eating habits that enhance brain function
TSUNEKAWA Katsuhiko Gunma University Hospital (Department of Clinical Laboratory) Lecturer Association between iodine intake and life style-related disease among Gunma residents
NINOMIYA Kazumi Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Assistant Professor Evaluation of functionality and processing characteristics of ingredients extracted from food
HISADA Takeshi Graduate School of Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Sciences) Professor Investigation for the effect of ω-3 fatty acid-derived lipid mediators on allergy and inflammation.
MACHIDA Daisuke Cooperative Faculty of Education (Home Economics Education) Associate Professor Diet and health/well-being
MATSUI Hiroki Graduate School of Health Sciences (Laboratory Sciences) Associate Professor The impacts of fatty acid quantity and quality in diet on human health.
MATSUMOTO Mitsuhiro Graduate School of Health Sciences (Nursing) Assistant Professor Study on nursing of chronic diseases
YOSHIDA Akihiro Graduate School of Medicine(Medical Education and Development) Assistant Professor I aim to suppress the rise of blood sugar and lipids with foods using glucomannan

Food Development

Name Department Position Research Description
SUZUKI Miwa Center for Food Science and Wellness Assistant Professor Marine biodegradable plastics would bring a sustainable society.
ASAKAWA Naoki Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Professor Bio-inspired electronic devices for food science and human wellness
OSHIGE Masahiko Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Environmental Engineering Science) Associate Professor -Search for useful chemical substances
-Real-time monitoring of bacteria and viruses in the environment
KATSURA Shinji Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Environmental Engineering Science) Professor -Development of new sensors for foods
-Real-time monitoring of bacteria and viruses in the environment
TAKAHASHI Rheo Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Assistant Professor Food Geek
TACHIBANA Yuya Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Associate Professor Utilization of biobased materials and biodegradable plastics for food packaging
MURAKAMI Iwanori Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Mechanical Science and Technology) Associate Professor Development of food processing robot and realization of process automation
HARANO Azuchi Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Environmental Engineering Science) Associate Professor Study of Food Powder and Crystal Particle

Food Function Analysis

Name Department Position Research Description
OHTA Yukari Center for Food Science and Wellness Lecturer  
ARAI Yoshihiro Cooperative Faculty of Education (Health and Physical Education) Professor -Study on foods and their ingredients that are useful for health promotion
-Effects of nutrition, exercise and environmental factors on mesenchymal stem cells
ITABASHI Hideyuki Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Environmental Engineering Science) Professor Suppression of heavy metal uptake in crops
KOSHIISHI Ichiro Graduate School of Health Sciences (Laboratory Sciences) Professor Evaluation of free radical reactions in vivo.
SHIBATA Takayuki Graduate School of Health Sciences (Laboratory Sciences) Associate Professor Development of specific detection methods for the minimal amount of particular molecules in foods.
SONOYAMA Masashi Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Professor Investigation of structure-function relationship of lipid-related proteins
TAKENO Hiroyuki Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Associate Professor Study on texture and structure of food gels
HATANO Kenichi Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Materials and BioScience) Assistant Professor The high added value of the crops using the food waste

Food Management

Name Department Position Research Description
FUJIWARA Akiko Center for Food Science and Wellness Lecturer Approach to development of “Symbiosis”-targeted environmentally-friendly control methods for agricultural pest insects
OHSHIMA Takayuki Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Environmental Engineering Science) Professor Application of high voltage technology to food processes
TANINO Takanori Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Environmental Engineering Science) Assistant Professor Make good use of microorganisms with electrostatic technology
HIYAMA Miyabi Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Environmental Engineering Science) Associate Professor Study of bioluminescence
MOTOJIMA Kuniyuki Graduate School of Science and Technology (Department of Electronics and Informatics) Professor Research for optimal crop cultivation environment and prediction of futurity yield

Cohort Study Unit For Working Women

Name Department Position Research Description
IDENO Yuki Center for Food Science and Wellness Associate Professor Lifecourse epidemiology for women's health
NAGAI Kazue Center for Food Science and Wellness Associate Professor A life course approach study to women's health
OKAMI Yukiko Center for Food Science and Wellness Lecturer Epidemiology of Women's Health and Diet