Research at IMCR:
Our goal is to provide cures for medical issues such as lifestyle diseases, metabolic disorders, and obesity. To achieve this, we study the homeostatic mechanisms involved in these diseases. We take a multi-disciplinary approach using multiple model organisms (from simple organisms to mammals).
diabetes, obesity, endocrinology, metabolism, appetite, hormone, inflammation, immune system, cancer, epigenetics, development, human, rat, mouse, worm, yeast
Our previous graduate students have presented their work in the following domestic/international scientific meetings
Japan Endocrine Society, Japan Diabetes Society, Japan Society for the Study of Obesity, Japanese Society for Epigenetics, Japan Society of Experimental Diabetes and Obesity, Molecular Biology Society of Japan, Japan Society for Cell Biology, Japan Neuroscience Society, Japan Society of Hepatology, Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Society of Allergology, Japanese Respiratory Society, Japan Society of Molecular Neurosurgery, Japan Neurosurgical Society, Japanese Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Japanese Association for the Study of Taste and Smell, etc.
Endocrine Society, International Congress of Endocrinology, American Diabetes Association, Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes, etc.
Our graduate students
The graduate students studying at IMCR come from the medical and other schools. We have had graduate students from countries such as China, Indonesia, and Peru.
Our master course graduates usually get placed at various research companies or go on to study in the doctorate course.
Our PhD graduates go on to work in medicine or continue their research as post-doctorates.
What Master course students studied at college:
After obtaining the degree:
Research jobs in biomedical/pharmaceutical/agricultural companies, hospital, consulting firm, high school, etc.
What PhD students studied at college or for their master’s degree:
After obtaining the degree:
Jobs at hospital, research institute, or company
Country of origin of PhD course students:
After obtaining their doctorate,
57% went back to their country of origin 43% stayed in Japan as a post-doctoral fellow
(Data from 2009-2015)
How can I apply to graduate school at IMCR?
Applicant’s Guidelines of Gunma University
Information for international students
Living in Maebashi:
Maebashi is the capital of Gunma prefecture and is located at the northwest end of the Kanto plain and on the south skirt of the Mt. Akagi. The Tone river (Tonegawa) runs through the middle of the city.
Although it is hot during the summer (average in August is 31.3℃), it is not so cold in the winter (average in January is -0.8℃) and it rarely snows.
There are many famous hot springs in Gunma (Ikaho onsen, Kusatsu onsen, etc.) and sight-seeing spots (Tomioka Silk Mill, a World Heritage Site).
Gunma is rich in nature where one can enjoy out-door activities such as skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing.
The cost of living is fairly low as compared to the metropolitan Tokyo area and it is a cozy city to live in. Tokyo is within an accessible distance from Maebashi (approximately 2 hours by train).
＜Information on Gunma prefecture and the city of Maebashi＞
- Tourist Guide of Gunma Prefecture https://www.visitgunma.jp/en/
- Discover Gunma http://www.gtia.jp/kokusai/english/
- Information on Maebashi http://www.city.maebashi.gunma.jp/sisei/444/446/p001329.html
IMCR conducts the international student exchange program with the following university/institution:
|Republic of Korea||Pusan National University|
|Republic of Korea||Chonnam National University, Hormone Research Center|
|People’s Republic of China||College of Biology, Hunan University, China|
|People’s Republic of China||Inner Mongolia University, College of Life Science|
|People’s Republic of China||Department of Endocrinology Beijing Tongren Hospital,Capital Medical University,China|
For applicants interested in the student exchange program, please refer to the link below:
Applicant’s Guideline of Gunma University