IMG_5751_kamei_sKen-ichiro Kamei

Associate professor

Principle Investigator


I’m an associate professor at Institute for Integrate Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University. My research interest is to recapitulate living systems into a micro-chip for contributing global healthcare as well as wildlife conservation. In particular, my research approach is based on a new methodological development that integrates micro/nanotechnology, materials science, stem cell biology, and imaging technology to create artificial cellular microenvironments for understanding the basic mechanisms regulating stem cell functions.


Educations

2000-2003 Ph.D. Department of Biological Information, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
1998-2000 MS. Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
1994-1998 BS. Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Professional experiences

2018. 3 – current Associate Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2015. 10 – Current Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medicine, Doshisha University
2015. 7 – 2018. 3 Program Specific Research Center Associate Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2015. 7 – 2018. 3 Program Specific Research Center Associate Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2010. 5 – 2015. 6 Assistant Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2009. 7 – 2010. 5 Staff Research Associate, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2006. 5 – 2009. 7 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2003. 4 – 2006. 4 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2000. 4 – 2003. 3 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Department of Biological Information, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Awards

2010The Best Poster Award, The 2nd iCeMS Retreat, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Japan2009BSCRC (Broad Stem Cell Research Center) Travel Award – ISSCR (International Society of Stem Cell Research) Annual Meeting, University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA

2016 iCeMS Director’s Special Award, WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University
2015 2015 Young Investigator Award, The 88th annual meeting of The Japanese Tissue Culture Association
2010 Global Education Seminar Presentation Award 2010, The Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Japan