The Yakuzai lab for physical pharmaceutics
Lecturer Tatsuya Fukuta
Dr. Fukuta specializes in drug delivery system (DDS) and his research focuses on brain delivery, tumor targeting, liposomes, and biomimetic DDS. For example, he discovered that liposome accumulates in the region of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). He developed leukocyte-mimetic liposomes that pass through the inflamed endothelial cell layer or penetrate tumor spheroids. Recently, he is working on the preparation of nanoparticles with cell membranes and extracellular vesicles.
Assistant professor Mayumi Ikeda-Imafuku
Dr. Ikeda focuses on drug delivery using biological materials such as serum albumin and hyaluronic acid for cancer, fibrosis, and oxidative stress-related diseases. She also specializes in redox biology and discovered that the levels of sulfhydrated albumin change by oxidative stress.
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