Daisuke Tsuruta, PhD
Department of Dermatology
Kurume University, Japan
Daisuke Tsuruta received the MD degree from Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka, Japan in 1992. He researched on the interaction between Langerhans cells and dendritic epidermal T cells in contact hypersensitivity and received the PhD degree from Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine in 1999. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University, Chicago in 2000-2003 supervised by Prof. Jonathan Jones. After coming back to Japan, he appointed as an assistant professor in Osaka City University Graduate School in 2003-2010 with Prof. Masamitsu Ishii.
His research interests include dynamics of matrix adhesions in normal, wound, and diseased keratinocytes and the role of matrix adhesions in hair cycle. He is currently working as an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology, Kurume University School of Medicine and Kurume University Institute of Cutaneous Cell Biology, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.