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Department of Cardiac Physiology


Director James Pearson
Laboratory chiefs Soichi Takeda, Hirotsugu Tsuchimochi, Takashi Sonobe
Staff Researcher Cheng-Kun Du
Postdoctoral fellows HuiLing Jin, Ow Pei Chen Connie, Sukumaran Vijayakumar
Visiting researcher Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Shigeo Wakabayashi
Research Fellow Dong-Yin Zhan, Jin Meihua, Ryohei Fukuba
Research Assistant Mariko Tomisako
Administrative Assistant Keiko Yoshida

Research activities

Our focus is primarily focused on investigating the mechanisms that regulate physiological and pathophysiological function of the cardiovascular system in situ. We utilize techniques in which our department has world leading expertise, such as synchrotron microangiography, synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques in the beating heart, in situ microdialysis and chronic nerve recordings to investigate the control of cardiac and vascular function at the organism, organ, tissue and cellular levels. Further, we combine our findings with molecular analyses to better understand the integration of cardiovascular function in the native neural and hormonal environment of the heart in healthy and disease states.

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