Kensaku Mizuno, PhD

Kensaku Mizuno

Professor, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences

Education and Career

  • Research Associate, Miyazaki Medical College, 1979
  • Ph.D., Faculty of Science, Osaka University, 1983
  • Research Fellow, University of California, San Diego, 1989
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, 1990
  • Professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 1999
  • Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, 2001

Research Project

  • In response to intracellular and extracellular stimuli, cells change their morphology and motility. Actin cytoskeletal reorganization plays a central role in cell shape change and movement. We previously showed that the LIM-kinase-cofilin pathway plays a role in actin filament dynamics and actin cytoskeletal reorganization. The purpose of our laboratory is to elucidate the signaling pathways that transduce extracellular stimuli to the machinery controlling actin filaments and to better understand the mechanisms by which cells spatiotemporally and coordinately regulate the actin cytoskeletal remodeling. Our study also aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying cytokinesis, cell cycle regulation, chemotactic response of leukocytes, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells, and neuronal growth cone guidance.


  • kmizuno[atmark]


Page Top

Site Navigation


  • HOME
  • Contact,Access
  • Greeting
  • What is Network Medicine?
  • Mission and Design
  • Implementations
  • Investigators
  • Events
  • Fellowship Program
Tohoku University Global COE for Conquest of Signal Transduction Diseases with Network Medicine