Recently, the number of patients suffering from diseases with an advanced age of onset, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, is increasing. The onset of these diseases is attributed to dysregulation of cellular systems controlling proliferation, motility, survival and death etc.

 In the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Regulation, we are using cultured animal cells to elucidate the interaction networks and regulatory systems of proteins involved in cellular homeostasis and environmental responses, mainly calcium binding proteins. By elucidating the regulatory mechanisms occurring in animal cells at the molecular level, we aim to identify drug targets, develop diagnostic markers, analyze food components that prevent disease, and advocate lifestyle changes, thereby contributing to the extension of healthy lifespans and disease prevention.