DermatologyMedicine and Medical Science

M.D., Ph.D. Professor Kenji Kabashima

Research and Education

In our department, we have focused on skin immunology and allergy. We have made great achievements on the pathogenesis of the allergic skin diseases, especially atopic dermatitis, by in vivo imaging using two-photon microscopy and gene-targeted mice. Other research interests include pathogenesis of itch, elucidation of the significant role of regulatory T cells in the skin, and cancer immunology.
We consider that all basic researches should be evaluated in the perspective of clinical impacts, because we should give research profits back to clinical dermatology in the end. For graduate students, clinical motivation is mandatory to start basic research, which in turn broadens their capacity as physician-scientists.

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Recent Publications

  1. Kabashima K, Matsumura T, Komazaki H, Kawashima M. Trial of Nemolizumab and Topical Agents for Atopic Dermatitis with Pruritus. New England Journal of Medicine 2020; 383: 141-150.
  2. Kabashima K, Honda T, Ginhoux F, Egawa G. The immunological anatomy of the skin Nat Rev Immunol. volume 19, pages19–30 (2019)
  3. Ruzicka T, Hanifin JM, Furue M et al. Anti–interleukin-31 receptor A antibody for atopic dermatitis. New England Journal of Medicine 2017; 376: 826-835.
  4. Teruki Dainichi, Akihiko Kitoh, Atsushi Otsuka, Saeko Nakajima, Takashi Nomura, Daniel H. Kaplan ,Kenji Kabashima The epithelial immune microenvironment (EIME) in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis Nature Immunology volume 19, pages1286–1298 (2018)Cite this article
  5. Natsuaki Y, Egawa G, Nakamizo S et al. Perivascular leukocyte clusters are essential for efficient activation of effector T cells in the skin. Nature immunology 2014; 15: 1064-1069.


M.D., Ph.D. Professor : Kenji Kabashima
Junior Associate Professor : Gyohei Egawa
Junior Associate Professor(KyotoUniversity Hospital) Yuichiro Endo
Assistant Professor : Natsuko Okamoto, Yoshihiro Ishida, Akinori Kawakami, Toshiya Miyake , Hiroyuki Irie, Ryota Asahina
Professor (Special Appointment) :Naotomo Kambe
Associate Professor (Special Appointment) :Takashi Nomura, Saeko Nakajima
Junior Associate Professor (Special Appointment) : Satoshi Nakamizo ,Toshiaki Kogame
Assistant Professor (Special Appointment) : Tomoko Hirano

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