Biology English Program started in April 2015.
We aim to develop scientific professionals who are to be active all over the world. For more about Department of Biological Sciences
Features of Our Curriculum
Our curriculum is highly experience-oriented, so almost half of our program is allocated to experiments and practical training inside and outside the laboratory. Through the curriculum, we aim to nurture Skills and knowledge for studying nature, which is highly beneficial even when applied to activities outside research. Practical training and research in marine spots and fields are also conducted mainly during the summer. First year students have the option of participating in our Independent Research program, which most strongly reflects the special features of our program. With the assistance of academic advisors, students can turn their own ideas and interests into a valid research question. In this program, research topics are not determined by a single laboratory, but are born through the student creativity and originality. Students will learn to design experiments, plan how the research should be carried out, conduct the actual research and present their achievements.
Through this program, students are encouraged to gain first-hand experience in biological research and to learn the fundamental skills required to study and understand natural organisms. In order to conduct outstanding bioscience research, internationality, communication skills, computer literacy, are indispensable. Therefore, the university also invests a large amount of energy on the education of English and Japanese language skills, and also bioinformatics.
Our Teaching Staff
Our faculty members are internationally recognized researchers in a variety of research fields, including botany, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, and zoology. We are also highly experienced in teaching in English.
1996-2001 Graduate school of the University of Tokyo, Pharmaceutical 2001-2006 Postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 2006-2014 Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University
Are you amazed by the beauty of living creatures and eager to understand them? Biology is not only exciting but also plays increasingly important roles in the modern world. TMU biological science course introduces you to a broad range of topics in life science and provides the instruction, research experience, and mentoring to help your expedition to discover how life works. At the end of this course, you will be ready to apply your knowledge and skills to make this beautiful planet even better place to live. Come on board with us to a fascinating journey into biology! The brain is the most complex organ in our body and the seat of intelligence. By using cutting-edge techniques in cell biology and molecular biology, my research goals are to understand the molecular basis of brain functions and to provide fundamental insights into eventual cures for neurological diseases.
1995-1998 Flinders University, Australia 2000-2002 Post doc at Hokkaido University 2002-2003 Post doc University College London 2008-2010 Research Fellow at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie 2011-2014 Research Fellow / Lecturer at Iwate University
I am originally from Australia but have had the opportunity to work all over the world, and with people of all different cultures, through conducting scientific research. My research concerns how social organisms function. I study how living in groups allows species to achieve things that individuals cannot alone, and how different social systems can allow species to survive in different environments. English capability is essential in modern science, and TMU is very lucky to have this degree program entirely in English. I hope you take advantage of it to provide yourself with the best possible basis for your future career.
1999-2005 Oregon Health & Science University, Behavioral Neuroscience 2005-2018 Postdoctoral research at RIKEN Brain Science Institute 2018-2020 Project Assistant Professor at University of Tokyo
I went to college and graduate school in Oregon, USA where I studied psychology and behavioral neuroscience. I am interested in the way systems in the brain communicate and work together to support and influence behavior. I really like to teach because I get to know so many great students and I learn new things, too! The biology program at TMU covers many different areas of study. I am happy to be part of it because it is a great place for following your interests and making new discoveries.
Summer Course 2021
Summer Course 2021
Interactive Education in a Small Class
The size of the English course class is planned to ten to twenty students. We will take advantage of the small class size and will conduct our lecture in a more interactive manner. We will also provide language care for students who need them.
Advantages of Cross Cultural Classroom
Our classroom will be a mixed language classroom consisting of English and Japanese speaking students. Lectures and seminars in such a classroom will be a cross-cultural experience. We have learned from experience that studying with your peers who have different views, ideas and opinions is the best way to study any subject matter. Our Professors assist students of both languages to overcome the lingual difficulties and cultural differences.