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Graduate Program

Procedure for
acceptance of graduate students at CiRA

The Center for iPS cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University hosts graduate students (and undergraduates) enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine. For students wishing to enter the Master’s or Ph.D. course, they must first pass the entrance examination and be accepted into the School of Medicine.

CiRA is divided into different Departments. To join a lab in a given department, a student must come to an agreement with the lab supervisor. If that supervisor does not hold the title of professor, then the student must also receive additional permission from a CiRA professor based on the advice of the lab supervisor. It is recommended that Applicants consult the lab supervisor prior to taking the entrance examination.

We are going to hold an online information session for those who have an interest in enrolling in CiRA as a graduate student at the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University.

It will be held mostly in Japanese, but if you are interested in participating, please check the Japanese website.

Inquiries General Affairs Section, CiRA
E-mail: ips-soumu*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
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Application process
Application process
  • Select desired lab
  • Contact PI and inquire about posibility of being accepted as a student. Interview, if necessary.
  • PI requests approval from department professor.
  • PI notifies applicant of result of (3).
  • Prospective student takes Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University entrance examination.

For information on application procedures and examination dates, please contact the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University.

[ Contact info ]

Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
General affairs branch

Principal Investigators

Dept. of Life Science Frontiers

Dept. head: Shinya Yamanaka

[ Host labs ]

PI Website Contact
Shinya Yamanaka Research Overview yamanaka-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Hirohide Saito Research Overview hsaito-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Yoshiya Kawaguchi Research Overview kawaguchi-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Wataru Fujibuchi Research Overview fujibuchi-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Yoko Hamazaki Research Overview hamazaki-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Knut Woltjen Research Overview woltjen-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Takuya Yamamoto Research Overview yamamoto-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Yasuhiro Takashima Research Overview takashima-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Keisuke Okita Research Overview okita-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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Dept. of Cell Growth and Differentiation

Dept. head: Junya Togichida

[ Host labs ]

PI Website Contact
Haruhisa Inoue Research Overview inoue-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Kenji Osafune Research Overview osafune-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Shin Kaneko Research Overview kaneko-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Yoshinori Yoshida Research Overview yoshida-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Kazuo Takayama Research Overview takayama-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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Dept. of Clinical Application

Dept. head: Jun Takahashi

[ Host labs ]

PI Website Contact
Jun Takahashi Research Overview takahashi-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Koji Eto Research Overview eto-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Megumu Saito Research Overview msaito-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Makoto Ikeya Research Overview ikeya-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Hidetoshi Sakurai Research Overview sakurai-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Akitsu Hotta Research Overview hotta-g*cira.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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Dept. of Fundamental Cell Technology

This department does not accept graduate students at present.

Uehiro Research Div. for iPS Cell Ethics

This department does not accept graduate students at present.

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