Ken-ichi Isobe is a Professor of the Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Nagoya University. He graduated from the Nagoya University in 1975 and worked as a physician in hospitals. He then majored in hematology at the School of Medicine, Nagoya University and received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the same university in 1982. He became an Associate Professor at the Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Nagoya University in 1982. From 1984 to 1986, he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of London (Professor Av Mitchison) and at the Laboratory of Gene Structure and Expression in MRL London (Dr. F. Grosveld). In 1995, he became Head of the Laboratory of Basic Gerontology when the National Institute for Longevity Sciences was set up. In 2005, he became a Professor at the Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Nagoya University. His research fields are immunology, aging, and Stem cells. His current interests are aging and age-related diseases, which are deeply related to immunology. His group has just succeeded in establishing iPS from aged mice. Using these iPS, his group is now conducting experiments to treat age-related diseases.
Biography Updated on 18 January 2011