Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology in Tokyo provides a central core of the basic science research laboratories. This Center takes advantages of the strengths of both basic and clinical researchers and promotes research collaborations that enhance productivity. Core units are established that provide shared facilities, equipment and technical services. In addition, this research center supports short-term, innovative pilot projects that involve exploration of new research directions. These projects enable established skin disease researchers to pursue new, innovative ideas. They also allow investigators from other fields to apply their expertise to problems related to skin diseases.
||Dissecting skin as an immune organ|
||Hair follicle stem cell biology and the establishment of regenerative medicine approaches for intractable hair loss disorders|
||Barrier homeostasis in epidermal tight junctions and the stratum corneum |
||Cell biology of keratinocyte terminal differentiation|
||Investigation of autoantibody production in patients with pemphigus|
||T cell immunology in skin diseases|
||Identification of responsible genes for human genetic skin diseases|