Traning course for researchers of medical and veterrinary science

Course details

There is significant demand for medical researchers at a variety of national research institutes and organizations and for veterinarian researchers at veterinary research bodies operated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The Training Course for Researchers in Medical and Veterinary Science is designed to equip researchers with a comprehensive range of research skills required not only in molecular biology and biochemistry but also “whole body” biology (namely, animal experimentation). Researchers equipped with such a comprehensive range of research skills are in considerable demand in industry, and employment opportunities at private research centers are expected to increase.

Special demand outlook for leading veterinarian professionals

There is an increasing public expectation with regards to the specialist standards and research skills of leading veterinarian professionals engaged at facilities such as animal hospitals, zoos and aquariums (clinical skills for both small and large animals) as well as local and national government bodies such as health centers, JA (Japan Agricultural Cooperative) medical institutions and livestock experimental stations. As such, it is envisaged that there will be considerable demand for veterinarians with advanced medical skills and a strong research focus.

Academic degree

The Training Course for Researchers in Medical and Veterinary Science is designed to produce medical and veterinarian research specialists capable of performing research and education at the international level.

The course represents the core of graduate school education in this school. The course work is designed to enable systematic learning of multiple subjects in order to acquire a broad knowledge base encompassing both medical and veterinary sciences, which is required for each researcher to become a well-established researcher or educator, as well as research techniques and research skills necessary for conducting research, such as the ability to plan well designed experiments.

Degree: Doctorate (medical science) or Doctorate (veterinary science)

Education program

The Training Course for Researchers in Medical and Veterinary Science involves experimentation and research under the instruction of multiple supervisors (a main supervisor and two sub-supervisors) and is designed to equip trainees with the skills necessary for the autonomous pursuit of cutting-edge medical and veterinary research through participation in laboratory seminars, presentations at academic conferences, and the writing of academic papers.

The general research component promotes systematic acquisition of knowledge required for research in medical and veterinary fields. The special research component nurtures the skills and qualities expected of independent and autonomous researchers and provides a broad knowledge base together with experimental techniques used for research in each specialist field. The research teaching component covers specific topics in the respective specialist fields as the basis for preparation of the doctoral dissertation.


Medical Science

Affiliated Division/DepartmentRepresentative Staff
Histochemistry and Cell Biology(Anatomy)Yoshitaka HISHIKAWA
Ultrastructural Cell Biology (Anatomy)Akira SAWAGUCHI
Neurobiology (Anatomy)To be announced
Integrative Physiology (Medical Sciences)Kogo TAKAMIYA
Cardiovascular Physiology (Medical Sciences)Nozomi WATAMABE
Vascular and Cellular Dynamics (Medical Sciences)To be announced
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Medical Sciences)Hideki NISHITOH
Pharmacology(Medical Sciences)Ryu TAKEYA
Chemistry(Medical Sciences)XU yan
Structural biology(Medical Sciences)Kei WADA
Division of Functional Analysis for Bioactive Peptides
(Frontier Science Research Center)
Division for Identification and Analysis of Bioactive Peptides (Frontier Science Research Center)Johji KATO
Pathophysiology (Pathology)Atsushi YAMASHITA
Oncopathology and Regenerative Biology (Pathology)To be announced
Microbiology (Infectious Diseases)Ryuichiro ATARASHI
Parasitology (Infectious Diseases)Haruhiko MARUYAMA
Immunology (Infectious Diseases)Katsuaki SATO
Yoshiki KURODA
Public Health (Social Medicine)Nobuhiro YUKAWA
Legal Medicine (Social Medicine)Koichi KAIKITA
Cardiovascular Medicine and Nephrology (Internal Medicine)Kazuya SHIMODA
Hematology, Diabetes, and Endocrinology (Internal Medicine)Taiga MIYAZAKI
Respirology, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, and Neurology (Internal Medicine)Hiroshi KAWAKAMI
Gastroenterology and Hepatology(Internal Medicine)Atsushi NANASHIMA
Hepato-biliary-pancreas Surgery (Surgery)Koji FURUKAWA
Cardiovascular Surgery (Surgery)Toshiyuki KAMOTO
Urology (Department of Developmental and Urological-Reproductive Medicine)Hideo TAKESHIMA
Pediatrics (Department of Developmental and Urological-Reproductive Medicine)Hiroshi MORITAKE
Obstetrics and Gynecology (Department of Developmental and Urological-Reproductive Medicine)Shinji KATSURAGI
Orthopaedic Surgery (Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs)Etsuo CHOSA
Dermatology (Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs)Masahiro AMANO
Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs)Kuniyuki TAKAHASHI
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs)Yoshihiro YAMASHITA
Radiology (Pathophysiological Diagnosis and Therapy)Minako AZUMA
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (Pathophysiological Diagnosis and Therapy)Isao TSUNEYOSHI
Critical Care and Disaster Medicine (Pathophysiological Diagnosis and Therapy)Hidenobu OCHIAI
Psychiatry (Clinical Neuroscience)Yasushi ISHIDA
Ophthalmology (Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs)Yasuhiro IKEDA
Department of PathologyYuichiro SATO
Department of PharmacyRyuji IKEDA
Division of Bio-Resources, Department of Biotechnology (Frontier Science Research Center)Chihiro KOSHIMOTO
Center for Medical Education and Career DevelopmentHiroyuki KOMATSU
Division of RI Research, Department of Biotechnology (Frontier Science Research Center)Takuya SHIOTA
Division for Identification and Analysis of Bioactive Peptides (Frontier Science Research Center)Takanori IDA

Veterinary Science

Affiliated Division/DepartmentRepresentative Staff
Veterinary AnatomyMasahiro YASUDA
Veterinary PhysiologyKeiko NAKAHARA
Veterinary PhysiologyKeisuke MARUYAMA
Veterinary PharmacologyMasahiro IKEDA
Veterinary PharmacologyHiroko SONODA
Veterinary PathologyTakuya HIRAI
Animal HealthMasuo SUEYOSHI
Veterinary MicrobiologyTamaki OKABAYASHI
Veterinary MicrobiologyAkatsuki SAITO
Veterinary Public HealthTo be announced
Veterinary Public HealthKentaro YAMADA
Veterinary SurgeryYuichi HIDAKA
Veterinary Internal MedicineTatsuyuki Osuga
Agricultural Animal MedicineReiichiro SATO
TheriogenologyTakeshi OSAWA
TheriogenologyGo KITAHARA
Veterinary Clinical RadiologyHiroyuki SATO
Veterinary ParasitologyAyako YOSHIDA
Veterinary ParasitologyTakao IRIE
Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyKoichiro NISHINO
Veterinary Teaching HospitalTo be announced
Animal Infectious Disease and PreventionTo be announced
Animal Infectious Disease and PreventionSatoshi SEKIGUCHI
Veterinary Genetics and InformaticsYoshihito NIIMURA
Division for Identification and Analysis of Bioactive Peptides (Frontier Science Research Center)Takanori IDA
Division of Genetic Resources, Department of Biotechnology (Frontier Science Research Center)Tetsuro KATAYAMA
Center for Animal Disease Control (CADIC)Hirohisa MEKATA