Ken Takahashi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology
Okayama University, Japan
Ken is currently a Principal Investigator at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and
Pharmaceutical Sciences in Japan. He was a former Visiting Scholar at the Wyss Institute for Biologically
Inspired Engineering in Harvard University. He directs research groups focused on cardiovascular
regenerative medicine, ischemia-reperfusion injury in which he holds a patent, and space medicine/biology.
His interests also extend to physics simulation including finite element analysis and molecular dynamics.
Ken received his Ph.D. in Medicine from Nagoya University. He is a member of the Cellular Biology of the
Heart Working Group in European Society of Cardiology, and a councilor of the Physiological Society of
Japan. He serves on the Editorial Boards for journals. He received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Education from Okayama Medical Association for his continuous efforts for internationalization of Okayama
University. Ken is also running a joint research about space medicine with PD AeroSpace, LTD.
Organ on a chip; cardiovascular regenerative medicine; ischemia-reperfusion injury; space medicine/biology