Research Associate Professor
Ken is currently a Research Associate Professor at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Japan. He directs research groups focused on organ-on-a-chip, ischemia-reperfusion injury, cardiovascular regenerative medicine, and space medicine/biology.
As a visiting scholar in Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School, he developed a model of ischemia-reperfusion injury using the organ-on-a-chip technology. His interests also extend to physics simulation including finite element analysis and molecular dynamics.
Ken received his Ph.D. in Medicine from Nagoya University. He is a member of the Cellular Biology of the Heart Working Group in European Society of Cardiology, and a councilor of the Physiological Society of Japan. He serves on the Editorial Boards of journals including AIMS Biophysics, Mechanobiology, Hearts, and Biology and Medicine.
He received several awards such as Award for Outstanding Research Achievement and Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education. Ken is running a joint research about space medicine with PD AeroSpace, Ltd. He is a finisher of an Ironman Triathlon race.