Welcome to Division of Clinical Research
We have been doing basic and clinical research primarily on fungal infections. How to solve the problems of patients with fungal infections is our primary concern. To address these pressing issues, we are investigating the mechanisms of infection of intractable fungal diseases, particularly aspergillosis, while developing their diagnostic and therapeutic methods. The epidemiology and mechanisms of antifungal resistance hold a prominent part of our research. We also care for patients in the Specialty Clinic for Fungal Infections at the University Hospital, while providing consulting services on fungal diseases to physicians/clinical technologists all over the country.
There are a professor (1), an associate professor (1), a technician (1), research assistant professors (2), and research assistants (3) working in our group. We also have four graduate school students at present. Click here for detail.
The main projects of research are as follows:
- Investigation of the pathogenesis of Aspergillus spp., such as their virulence factors and biofilm formation along with their relation to various patterns of the diseases.
- Nationwide epidemiological surveillance of antifungal resistance particularly in Aspergillus spp., and their mechanisms of resistance.
- Development of diagnostic & therapeutic methods for intractable deep-seated mycoses including endemic mycoses.
- Epidemiology of basidiomycetes such as Schizophyllum commune-related diseases, and their diagnosis/treatment.
- Epidemiological analysis of endemic (imported) mycoses.