3-5-8 Saiwai-cho Fuchu-shi Tokyo
The majority of our research have been those relating, such as, to canine and feline atopic dermatitis, autoimmune skin diseases, wound healing, and more, focusing on pathophysiological analysis, diagnostic parameter, and treatment. Other research theme is within veterinary hematology and gastroenterology. Dr. Nishifuji (associate professor) is in charge of dermatology works; Dr. Ide (senior assistant professor) is in charge of hematology and gastroenterology.
On-going dermatology research can be divided into three large categories: research of skin barrier (ceramide), research about pyoderma, and research about autoimmune skin diseases. Other than dermatology, cutaneous lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease are current theme. Graduate students and undergraduate students are assigned to one of the above researches, and work toward graduation thesis. Many of our students actively make presentations at academic conferences, both in and out of Japan. Although we are one of the clinical laboratories, we conduct many in vitro works using molecular biology and other laboratory technique. Clinical trials and collaborative research with medical product companies are also carried on.
Animal medical center was rebuilt as a new veterinary teaching hospital in 2007. We see many clients as small animal internal medicine chamber. Dr. Iwasaki and Dr. Nishifuji are in charge of dermatology section, and Dr. Ide is in charge of general internal medicine. Under the supervision of these three faculties, interns and graduate students who have veterinary licenses see the cases they are assigned to. Veterinary students who belong to our laboratory participate as assistants to learn the "real" clinics.