Greetings

Pharmacology in a medical school has two important roles: to educate students to acquire basic knowledge for correct pharmacotherapy in clinical practice after graduation from medical school and to establish a foundation for pharmacotherapy for diseases for which no treatment exists yet. Pharmacology is also essential to medical science as it supports the foundation of all medical and surgical care.
In addition, with the explosive progress in molecular biological research in recent years, the pathophysiology of various diseases has been clarified one after another. With the emergence of molecular-targeted drugs and first-in-class drugs based on new drug design concepts, pharmacology has entirely changed from what it was 10 or 20 years ago. Pharmacology has become a field attracting much attention from both social and medical perspectives.
The history of Department of Pharmacology at Tokyo Medical University is very old, having been established in May 1924, when the Professor Saburo Hara was appointed as Chief Professor. Professor Masaaki Matsuoka was appointed the 4th Chief Professor in 2009, and Kosuke Kanakura was appointed the 5th Chief Professor in April 2023. The Department of Pharmacology at Tokyo Medical University has been conducting "pharmacological research on the function of the central nervous system" since the time of Professor Hara, and Professor Matsuoka has made outstanding achievements in the development of therapeutic drugs targeting Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Inheriting this tradition, we will make every effort to elucidate the causes of neurodegenerative diseases, especially amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and to develop treatments for these diseases.

Kohsuke Kanekura, M.D., Ph.D
Professor, Department of pharmacology, Tokyo Medical University

News

  • April 11th, 2024
    Collaborative research with Department of Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology has been accepted for publication in thiroid.
  • April 11th, 2024
    Ms. Miyagi was invited to the opening seminar in theDepartment of Histology and Neuroanatomy and gave a lecture.
  • April 1st, 2024
    Three projects (Dr Kanekura:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B, Dr. Hashimoto and Dr. Suzuki: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C) were selected.
  • April 1st, 2024
    Rio Yamazaki was admitted to the doctoral course (D1).
  • April 1st, 2024
    Tamami Miyagi has been selected as a JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist DC1.
  • Jaunuary 15th, 2024
    Lecturer Kusakari's research project was selected for the 44th research grant of the Research Foundation for Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Jaunuary 15th, 2024
    Lecturer Kusakari's research project was selected for the 44th research grant of the Research Foundation for Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • December 14th, 2023
    Tamami and Rio gave a presentation at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society.
  • Novemober 4th, 2023
    Tamami and Rio gave a presentation at the 192nd Tokyo Medical University Medical Society General Meeting.
  • October 31st, 2023
    Professor Kanekura and graduate student Tamami gave a presentation at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Biochemical Society. Tamami received the Young Excellence Award.
  • October 28th, 2023
    Professor Kanekura, graduate students Tamami and Rio gave a presentation at the 10th Pharmaceutical Engineering Symposium (@Kogakuin University)< /dt>
  • October 10th, 2023
    Professor Kanekura's research project was selected for Basic Science Research Grant of The Sumitomo Foundation.
  • October 3rd, 2023
    Professor Kanekura's research project was selected for The Naito Foundation.
  • September 27th, 2023
    Professor Kanekura's research project was selected for Daiwa Securities Foundation Research Grant.
  • August 4th, 2023
    Shinya Kusakari was awarded research grants from Taiju Life Social Welfare Foundation.
  • July 21st, 2023
    Medical Research Training Program has been completed.<activity>
  • July 6th, 2023
    The website of the Department of Pharmacology is renewed.
  • May 24th, 2023
    Tamami's paper has been accepted for publication in iScience.
  • May 22nd, 2023
    Kohsuke Kanekura and Hiroaki Suzuki were awarded research grants from Japan ALS association.
  • Apr. 1st, 2023
    Tamami Miyagi was admitted to the doctoral course (D1).
  • Apr. 1st, 2023
    Kohsuke Kanekura joined as a professor in the Department of Pharmacology.

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