Kenichi Kimura

Assistant professor , Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, University of Tsukuba*Profile is at the time of the award.

2023Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Elucidation of bone marrow hematopoietic niche formation by CD73 positive cells
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used in over 1000 clinical trials in the world. Despite this popularity, the characteristics of endogenous MSCs in vivo and their role in tissue regeneration are still largely unknown. We previously generated reporter mice line using CD73 expression on MSCs. In this study, we aim to elucidate the mechanism of bone marrow niche formation and remodeling by CD73-positive cells.


It is a great honor to be selected for the Inamori Research Grants. This grant will allow me to further develop my research and explore the relationship between stem cell and their microenvironment.

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