Department of Gastroenterology,
Center for Infectious Diseases,
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine,
I am a hepatologist taking care of lots of patients suffering from hepatological diseases in Kobe University Hospital. My research field is about liver diseases including hepatitis virus and hepatocellular carcinoma, especially mutational analysis of HBV in Asian countries, and factor analysis about therapeutic response for chronic hepatitis C.
Genotype and molecular mechanisms and clinical course of hepatitis B virus, Treatment response and viral factors of chronic hepatitis C, Molecular histopathology of Hepatocellular carcinoma, Suppression of hepatocarcinogenesis by interferone