Mitsuo Yamauchi, DDS, PhD

Sunstar Distinguished Professor


  • PhD, Biochemistry, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1983
  • DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1976

Research Interests

Biology and chemistry of collagen post-translational modifications, especially their roles in bone mineralization, osteogenesis imperfecta, cancer progression and metastasis; extracellular matrix molecules and bone tissue engineering

Research Summary

Biology and chemistry of extracellular matrix proteins, biological significance of collagen post-translational modifications in mineralization, tissue stability, aging and cancer metastasis, role of small leucine-rich proteoglycans in growth factor function and bone tissue engineering.

Availability to Mentor

Undergraduate/college student, graduate student, undergraduate DDS or DH student, postdoc and/or junior faculty member