HIDAKA Masumi, D.Sc.

Section of Cellular and Molecular Regulation
Department of Physiological Science and Molecular Biology
Division of Biomedical Sciences

 He graduated from the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University in 1985, and continued to Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University. After his Ph.D. he worked for National Institute for Basic Biology, during which period he was also a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA. Then he served as a chief researcher at Biomolecular Engineering Research Institute and as a research fellow at Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University. In 2007 he moved to Fukuoka Dental College as an associate professor and got promoted to a professor in 2009.

 As for research, he specializes in molecular biology. He has researched on maintenance mechanism of genetic information through the basic studies of DNA replication and DNA recombination. He is now working on elucidating the mechanism of apoptosis triggered by DNA damage. Apoptosis prevents occurrence of mutations and serves as an anti-carcinogenic function by killing cells carrying mutation-evoking DNA damage.

 As for education, he gives lectures and trainings on biology. He aims to encourage the students acquire wide range of knowledge in life sciences.

1.Induction of apoptosis to suppress mutations and cancer
2.Regulation of cell proliferation to response DNA damage
3.Maintenance mechanism of genetic information

Research work by HIDAKA Masumi