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Tufts University School of Medicine

Toshihiko Hanada

Research Assistant Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Department: Developmental Molecular and Chemical Biology

Toshihiko Hanada

Research Assistant Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Department: Developmental Molecular and Chemical Biology

Phone ​617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BS, Agricultural Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • MS, Agricultural Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • PhD, Biotechnology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Research synopsis

My primary area of interest is in the regulation of cell polarity, a fundamental process required for the function of many cell types. Its misregulation frequently leads to developmental abnormalities and diseases such as cancer. We are using mouse models of kinesin motors and cargo cytoskeletal proteins to investigate the mechanism of intracellular trafficking, cell adhesion, and differentiation in both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells.