The main goals of our research group are:
1) to develop storage and transport technology for cultured stem cells of various origins (e.g., oral mucosal stem cells, Figure 1). We anticipate this technology will be increasingly in demand as research in regenerative medicine becomes common practice.
2) Treatment of eye disease at the front and back of the eye is also an important part of our work, especially treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency using alternative cell types, such as cultured epidermal and oral mucosal stem cells (Figure 2). We specialize in stem cell research mainly in the areas of eye and skin.
3) Improved diagnosis and treatment for patients with dry eye disease is another research focus, based on analyses of clinical data.