Ken-ichiro Kamei

Associate Professor with a joint appointment in Biology and Bioengineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Tokyo Institute of Technology; MA Tokyo Institute of Technology; PhD Tokyo Institute of Technology

Research Areas: Stem Cell Biology; Organs-on-a-Chip; Nano/microtechnology; Drug discovery; Regenerative medicine

Ken-ichiro Kamei is a stem cell engineer and an associate professor specializing in biology and bioengineering. He earned his BA (1998) and MS (2000) before obtaining his PhD from the prestigious Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003.

Kamei's ambitious research objective revolves around the creation of a miniature, all-inclusive device called the "Body on a Chip." This innovative concept aims to replicate the physiological and pathological conditions of living systems in vitro. To realize this vision, Kamei employs an interdisciplinary approach, seamlessly integrating stem cell biology, chemical biology, physics, micro/nanotechnology, and materials science. His research efforts are currently focused on advancing regenerative medicine and drug discovery for both humans and endangered animals, with the ultimate goal of promoting global healthcare.

Kamei's career includes a postdoctoral fellowship at the Molecular Biology Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a staff research associate position at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, and roles as an assistant professor and later an associate professor at iCeMS, Kyoto University.

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