Associate professor of anatomy and physiology
Masaaki Tamura's research interests include clarification of the involvement of angiotensin II and its signaling in the colon, lung and pancreatic cancers, nanoparticle-based cancer gene therapy and umbilical cord matrix-derived stem cell-based cancer cytotherapy. He is also involved in the National Institutes of Health-funded research project that aims to use stem cells from the umbilical cord to deliver therapeutic cancer drugs directly to tumors.
Tamura is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and American Physiological Society.
Tamura earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine — biochemistry and nutrition — from Azabu Veterinary College in Japan and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kitasato University College of Veterinary Medicine in Japan. He was an assistant professor of human nutrition/public health at the Tokyo University, Japan. He was the director of Protein Chemistry Core Laboratory and a research associate professor of biochemistry department in Vanderbilt University.
Tamura can be reached at 785-532-4825 or email@example.com.