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Nana Shirakigawa Last modified date:2017.05.26

Assistant Professor / Molecular and Biochemical Systems Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Field of Specialization
Tissue engineering, Whole organ engineerin
Outline Activities
Our aim is the development of whole organ engineering based on the decellularized organ. We study about liver, blood vessel and bile duct construction. We also study about the development of biomaterial for construction of suitable cell environment to construct organ.
Research Interests
  • Functional hydrogel tube for artificial bile duct
    keyword : artificial bile duct, tissue engineering
  • Whole liver engineering using decellularized liver
    keyword : Tissue engineering, liver
Academic Activities
1. Nana Shirakigawa, Tadamitsu IDEGUCHI, Kazuyuki ICHIKAWA, Takahisa IZUMI, Michiko HIGASHI, Shizunari YAMAMOTO, Hiroyuki Ijima, Quantitative Analysis of Vascular Structure in Decellularized Liver Using 3D Computed Tomography, Advanced Biomedical Engineering, 4, 2015.08.
2. Nana Shirakigawa, Takayuki Takei, Hiroyuki Ijima, Base structure consisting of an endothelialized vascular-tree network and hepatocytes for whole liver engineering, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 116, 6, 740-745, 2013.12.
3. Nana Shirakigawa, Hiroyuki Ijima, Nucleus number in clusters of transplanted fetal liver cells increases by partial hepatectomy of recipient rats, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 115, 5, 568-570, 2013.05.
4. Nana Shirakigawa, Hiroyuki Ijima, Takayuki Takei, Decellularized liver as a practical scaffold with a vascular network template for liver tissue engineering, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 114, 5, 546-551, 2012.11.
1. Nana Shirakigawa, Hiroyuki Ijima, Albumin production of re-cellularized liver substitute based on whole organ engineering, 2013 Joint of Japan/Taiwan/Korea Chemical Engineering Conference, 2013.11.09.
  • Base structure consisting of an endothelialized vascular-tree network and hepatocytes for whole liver engineering