Koji Atarashi

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Keio University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Manipulation of the gut microbiota for healthy aging and longevity
We have identified that some gut bacterial species and its metabolites (especially secondary bile acids) were increased in centenarians (people over 100 years of age). We focus on the analysis of these bacteria and its metabolites to investigate molecular mechanisms that lead to disease prevention and healthy longevity.


I am trying to clarify the comprehensive picture of gut microbiota.

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