Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Kazuyuki Kasahara
Assistant Professor, Metabolic, Nutrition, and Microbiome Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Dr Kazuyuki Kasahara is an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained his M.D. from Kobe University, Japan, in 2006 and completed his medical training in cardiology at the Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Kobe Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, in 2014 under the mentorship of Dr. Ken-ichi Hirata and Tomoya Yamashita, where he studied T-cell immune responses associated with cardiovascular diseases. He performed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Federico E. Rey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where he explored connections between diet-microbiome interactions and cardiometabolic diseases. He joined the faculty of LKCMedicine in 2022.

His research focues on the gut microbiome, investigating the diet-microbe-host interactions and their effects on cardiometabolic and vascular diseases for thediscovery of novel biomarkers and therapeutics.

He is currently looking for a student/postdoc/researcher to join the lab. Kindly get in touch with him via email.
Gut Microbiome; Gnotobiotic Animals: Anaerobic Bacteria: Nutrition; Cardiometabolic and Vascular Diseases
  • Exploring therapeutic potential of dietary fiber and gut microbiota in cardiometabolic disease
  • Gut microbiota communication with bone marrow in cardiometabolic disease
  • Investigating effects of Roseburia intestinalis on colorectal carcinogenesis and its dietary modulation for cancer prevention
  • Investigating the role of gut microbiome in the cardio-protective effects of low-protein diet
23rd Annual UW SMPH Cardiovascular Research Center Poster Award, 2017
Society for Gut Design Conference Best Presentation Award, 2022
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program at Kobe University, 2011
17th ISA (International Symposium on Atherosclerosis) Travel Grant, 2015
IAS (International Atherosclerosis Society) Visiting Fellowship, 2015
Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders, 2016
Courses Taught
CR (Cardiorespiratory) System, 2022
TBL 3: Mechanical Properties of the heart, Heart Failure, Blood vessels/Blood flow
TBL 4: Electrical Properties of the heart, ECG – Basic Principles and Rhythm Disturbance
TBL 7: Valvular heart disease, Congenital heart disease, Infective endocarditis, Hypertension
TBL 8: Ischaemia Acute MI/ thrombosis/ embolism Atherosclerosis