Immunological Science

Hideyuki YANAI

PROFILE

2005-    PhD, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
2005-    Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, UTokyo
2006-    Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, UTokyo
2012-    Project Assistant Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, UTokyo
2014-    Project Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, UTokyo
2019-    Project Associate Professor, RCAST, UTokyo

FIELD OF INTEREST

Inflammation is the immune responses to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens and damaged cells, and acts by removing injurious stimuli and initiating the healing process. While beneficial for maintaining the host’s homoeostasis, inflammation also frequently contributes to the development of diseases, most notably, infectious diseases, allergy, autoimmunity, and cancer. Our common interest is a better understanding, and ultimately the control of inflammation-associated diseases.


Research includes, (1) HMGB1 in the regulation of inflammation and oncogenesis. (2) Identification and characterization of self-derived molecules which regulate inflammation and immunity. (3) The IRF family of transcription factors in the regulation of inflammation and immunity.