• Division of Microbiology (Kanda lab), Faculty of Medicine, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University

Lab member

Teru Kanda, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor) google scholar
I’ve been interested in cancer research since my student days. I was studying double minute chromosomes (nowadays called ecDNA, extrachromosomal DNA) abroad, and I got interested in EBV. EBV and double minutes share common characteristics as episomes. Since then, I’ve been into the virus for over 20 years.
Hobbies: watching professional baseball on TV, reading books, listening to music. Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Hiroshi Kitamura, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
I started my research career with the motivation to discover new phenomena not mentioned in the textbook. I have been specifically interested in the phenomenon of the cell nucleus and studied its stress response mechanism in my Ph.D. thesis. I am interested in the involvement of abnormally elevated NRF2 in the malignant phenotype of lung cancer. Most recently, I have been analyzing EBV strain variation in Asian countries.
Hobbies: watching and playing sports. Born in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture.