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Department of Tissue Engineering

The Department of Tissue Engineering promotes studies using human cells from the standpoint of basic science and clinical application, based on the interdisciplinary integration of knowledge and techniques in various fields, such as basic medicine, clinical medicine and material engineering, aiming at the application of outcomes to regenerative medicine as early as possible.


The Department of Tissue Engineering consists of courses researching tissue engineering for the treatment of bone/cartilage disorders, childhood illness and diseases of internal organs.

Research policy

Regenerative medicine is a new approach aiming at the treatment of irreversible disorders and damage to body organs that cannot be treated by conventional medicine. The Department of Tissue Engineering promotes studies concerning tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to make it possible to use regenerative medicine in clinical settings.


The Division conducts research to contribute to treatment and drug discovery in the following areas (Some examples are also shown):

Research on bone and cartilage regeneration

Development of an easy, accurate and non-invasive system to detect dif ferentiation of bone and cartilage, development of artificial bone in a three-dimensional shape with function to determine the optimal signal to induce the differentiation in bone and cartilage, etc. (Department of Bone and Cartilage Regeneration) Development of technology for growth promotion and regeneration of tracheal cartilage, and for isolation and differentiation of dental pulp stem cells, and application of tissues that encapsulate the subcutaneouslytransplanted mold to regenerative medicine (Department of Tissue Stem Cell/Life Dentistry).

Research on eating

To examine the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of “Eat-loss”, the condition of the persistent inability to eat (Department of Eat-loss Medicine)

Kazuto Hoshi

Kazuto Hoshi


Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics, Department of Tissue Engineering


M.D., Ph.D.


Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Tissue engineering

Research Interests

Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Oral care, Cartilage tissue engineering and treatment of craniofacial deformity


Japanese / English

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