Associate Professor
Section of Functional Structure
Department of Morphological Biology
Division of Biomedical Sciences

 He graduated from Tohoku University, Faculty of Dentistry and earned his Ph.D. at the same university. Before coming to FDC, he served as an instructor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tohoku University, a postdoctoral fellow at National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and at National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA, an assistant professor at Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tohoku University, a postdoctoral fellow at Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, USA. Then, through serving as an assistant professor and a full-time lecturer, he became an associate professor of the Section of Functional Structure, Dept. of Morphological Biology, Division of Biomedical Sciences at Fukuoka Dental College.
 As education, he takes charge of lectures and practices of Introduction to Anatomy, Dental Anatomy, Systematic Anatomy, Embryology, and Oral Histology. His teaching aims to get the students enable to comprehensively systemize the knowledge obtained from lectures and encourage them study on their own initiative.
 As for research, his research is focused on the growth and homeostasis of periodontium and the control of the process in which hard tissues develop by signaling factors. He is considering providing information useful to clinical practice of dentistry through his research works.

1.The study of signaling transduction in chondrogenic cell differentiation
2.The physiological regulation of Leucine-rich Amelogenin Protein (LRAP) in chondrogenesis

Research work by HATAKEYAMA Yuji