Dr. Takuma Hayashi is Professor at Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine since 2002. He received his Ph.D. from Inst. for Medical Science, University of Tokyo in 1994. He was research training as a resident staff in Virology Division, at National Cancer Center, Tokyo Japan for 3 years until 1994 and joined Whitehead Institute for Biomedical research (W.I.B.R.)/Mass.Inst.Tech.(M.I.T.) that year. He did postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Rick A. Young (Membership in the National Academy of Sciences, WI/M.I.T.), and also was a research member of USA Project of AIDS vaccine development (Project Leader: Dr. David Baltimore, 1975 Nobel Laureate, Cal.Tech.). After postdoctoral training, he got faculty position Lecture, Mass. General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 1997. He has been studying the antigen presentation system by MHC class I with PSMB9/1i-deficient mice, under the cooperation of Dr. Susumu Tonegawa (1987 Nobel Laureate, M.I.T.). He identifies diagnostic biomarkers, PSMB9/1i, Cyclin B1 and Cyclin E, for malignant tumour uterine leiomyosarcoma, and BRCA1 and S100A4 for ovarian carcinoma.
Dr. Takuma Hayashi research interests include molecular approach of tumorigenesis of uterine leiomyosarcoma and ovarian cancer.