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Cerebrovascular disease research group
(Division of Vascular Medicine and Epigenetics)

Group leader

Munehisa Shimamura
Munehisa Shimamura, M.D. Ph.D.
[Associate Professor (Division of Vascular Medicine and Epigenetics)]


Ph.D. (3/05)
(Dr. of Medical Science), Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
M.D. (3/97)
Kumamoto University Medical School, Kumamoto, Japan
Professional Training and Employment
4/2010-present Associate Professor
Division of Vascular Medicine and Epigenetics, Departmen of Child Development, United Graduate School of Child Development, Osaka University
4/2009-3/2010 Assistant Professor
Department of Geriatric Medicine & Nephrology, Osaka University
4/2005-3/2007 Assistant Professor
Department of Advanced Clinical Science and Therapeutics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
5/1997-3/2001 Resident in Neurology, Kumamoto University
4/1997 Passed the Examination of National Board


5/2011 Award in conference in Japanese Society of Anti-aging
7/2005 Award in Japan Heart Foundation/Pfizer Grant for Research on Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Vascular Metabolism
12/04 Award in conference "Hypertension and autonomic nervous system"

Major Research Interests

Relationship between neurogenesis and behavior, Neurogenesis in cerebral ischemia, Neurogenesis in spinal cord injury

Experimental Techniques

Rat cerebral ischemia model (suture model and intracerebral injection of endothelin), Rat cerebral aneurysm model, Rat spinal cord injury model (compression model), Rat intracranial artery injury model, Behavioral test (Water maze test, Montoya staircase test, Gripwalk test, methamphetamine-induced rotation, Beam-balance test, BBB score), Immunohistochemistry, realtime RT-PCR, Laser capture microdissection, Western blotting, Primary culture of neuron (cortex or hippocampus), Primary culture of astrocyte


American Stroke Association, Society for Neuroscience, Japanese Society of Neurology, Japanese Stroke Society, Japanese Society of Circulation, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
[Cerebrovascular disease research group]
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