Kiichiro Tomoda, PhD
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Dr. Tomoda specializes in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. His research focuses on how environmental signals impact the ability of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to grow and differentiate into specific cell types. One of Dr. Tomoda’s research goals is to model human disease using tissue generated from human iPS cells and transplanted into laboratory mice. These models are vital for studying the underlying biological mechanisms of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and HIV/AIDS.
In 2007, Dr. Tomoda joined Gladstone as a research scientist and for three years trained in stem cell biology as a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Scholar.
A native of Japan, Dr. Tomoda earned a bachelor’s degree at Osaka University and a PhD in molecular biology at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Nara, Japan.