〒162-8666 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
The main research themes that our division is currently working on are "human and experimental traumatic brain injury" and "diagnosis and prevention of accidents.”
1) Human and experimental traumatic brain injury. In forensic medicine, we are required to understand the causal relationship between the injury and fatal outcome. So far we have studied the degeneration of nerve cells caused by head trauma, the analysis of the causes of brain injury, and the relationship between pre-existing diseases that contribute to the brain injury. We will continue our research by identifying important issues in forensic work and verifying them through methods including animal experiments using basic experimental procedures.
2)Diagnosis and prevention of accidents. Major causes of death include falls, traffic accidents, abnormal environments, and acute poisoning, and research on their diagnosis and prevention is necessary to ensure public safety. We analyze accidents involving children and the elderly, and investigate and study the relationship between accidents and pre-existing or latent diseases, as well as complications resulting from accidents. For pathological changes that require judgment of pathology or injury due to abnormal environment, we perform autopsy imaging (Ai), histological analysis, and molecular biological analysis to investigate the cause and pathology, and identify relevant information for judgment. In addition, we conduct toxicological and forensic research on the relationship between accidents and drugs or toxic substances. DNA analysis to identify individuals is also an important research theme.
1. Traumatic brain injury in humans and laboratory animals
2. Autopsy imaging of human traumatic brain injury using X-ray CT scan
3. Toxicological analysis of drugs using GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, QTOF-MS
4. DNA analysis for personal identification
Professor KIBAYASHI, Kazuhiko
Associate professor SHIMADA, Ryo
Lecturer TAKI, Takashi
Assistant professor NAKAO, Ken-ichiro
Assistant professor MACHIDA, Mitsuyo
Assistant professor TATARA, Yuki
8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo