Professor, Department of Stem Cell Disorders
Kansai Medical University, Japan
Professor Ikehara received his M.D. (1968) and his Ph.D. degree (1977) from Kyoto University. He began his career in the Department of Pathology at Kyoto University (1976), and was promoted to Professor of Pathology at Kansai Medical University (1986). Professor Ikehara has been a distinguished visiting investigator with Dr. Robert Good at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center between 1978 and 1981. In 1990, Professor Ikehara was invited speaker at the UCLA Symposia (U.S.A.); in1994 he gave a lecture at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Prof. Rainer Storb) (U.S.A.); in 1997, a lecture at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Prof. E. Donnall Thomas and Prof. Keith Sullivan) (U.S.A.). In addition, Dr Professor Ikehara has delivered lectures to large numbers around the world. Professor Ikehara served as Project Leader of the 21st Century Center of Excellence Program of The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (award) from 2003 to 2007, Research representative of the “Research Committee of Experimental Models for Intractable Diseases” from Health and Labour Sciences Research Grant of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare from 1990 to 1998, Research representative of the “Research on Allergic Disease and Immunology” committee from Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare since 2008 until now, Director of the Transplantation Center at Kansai Medical University since 1998, as well as Director of the Regeneration Research Center for Intractable Diseases since 2001, and finally as the Director for Cancer Therapy in 2003 at Kansai Medical University. Dr. Ikehara has received numerous awards. Professor Ikehara is on the editorial boards of various international journals (Stem Cells, etc.). Professor Ikehara provides key reading material for scientists and physicians in the field of bone marrow transplanation in autoimmunity.
Stem Cells, Autoimmunity,Cancer Detection and Prevention.