Shun Shibata

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2024Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Elucidation of pregnancy immunity network using the implantation organoids model
In the context of societies grappling with declining birth rates, addressing infertility stands as a paramount challenge. Specifically, implantation failure, which presents significant difficulties for improvement, requires urgent attention. This study proposes the development of an in vitro model that integrates a system simulating maternal immunity into the recently established implantation organoid. Our goal is to deepen the understanding of fetal immune tolerance mechanisms and explore their potential applications in diagnosing and treating implantation failures.


I am deeply grateful for being selected for the prestigious Inamori Research Grant and feel a profound sense of responsibility. With this grant, we aim to further evolve our research and undertake groundbreaking studies that will contribute to addressing declining birth rates and benefit future generations.

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