Prof Takahiro Ochiya
Dr. Takahiro Ochiya is a Chief of Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo and he is also appointed as an invited professor of Waseda University (since 2004) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (since 2008). After he got Ph.D. in 1988 in Osaka University and then went to do a post-doc at La Jolla Cancer Research (SF Burnham Institute for Medical Research), CA, USA. Dr. Ochiya’s lab focuses the development of novel animal models, methods, and strategies to study cancer development and metastasis. Especially, current focuses are siRNA- and microRNA-based therapy against cancer stem cells. Dr. Ochiya is one of top scientist in Exosome research in cancer biology and carries President of Japanese Society of Extracellular Vesicles (JSEV) since 2014.