School of Medicine - Clinical MedicineDermatology




The Department of Dermatology has been involved in the extensive field of clinical dermatology. We have focused on dermatomycosis as the main theme of research over the past 30 years. We take pride in leading the study of dermatomycosis in Japan. We provide isolation and identification of eumycetes, and provide diagnosis, treatment and consultation for dermatomycosis. Since 2010, we have been participating in research for developing and building a network for new guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of mycosis in Japan, funded by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Sciences Research Grant. Furthermore, we have been studying biological immune responses against eumycetes. Through these researches, we have also been involved in education and training of skills of mycology for young doctors and medical students.

Contact Information

TEL: 076-218-8141 / FAX: 076-286-6369 / Email:


Professor and Chair

  • MOCHIZUKI Takashi

Emeritus Professor

  • ISHIZAKI Hiroshi

Associate Professor

  • NISHIBU Akiko
  • TAKEDA Kiminobu

Senior Assistant Professor

  • FUJII Toshiki

Assistant Professor

  • USHIGAMI Tsuyoshi
  • HATTA Jyunko
  • ANZAWA Kazushi

Medical Research Doctor

  • NANBU Masayuki
  • SAKATA Yuichi
  • IKEMURA Keishi

Clinical Fellow

  • MOCHIZUKI Hirokazu
  • IZUMI Katsuhiko
  • KUSUNOKI Atsushi
  • KUBOTA Keiko
  • TAGA Fumiaki
  • FUTATSUYA Taketoshi
  • MIYAMORI Mutsuki
  • YAMAGUCHI Reimon
  • YAMAMOTO Marina
  • SEKINE Fumie

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Ushigami T et al: Molecular typing using polymorphisms of the polyketide synthase gene (PKS1) of strains in Japan morphologically identified as Fonsecaea pedrosoi. J Dermatol. 2016. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.13442
  • Iwanaga T et al: Quantification of dermatophyte viability for evaluation of antifungal effect by quantitative PCR,Mycopathologia 2014; 177:241-249.
  • Mochizuki T et al: Simple identification of Trichophyton tonsurans by chlamydospore-like structures produced in culture media. J Dermatol 2013; 40: 1027-1032.
  • Takeda K et al: Molecular epidemiology of a major subgroup of Arthroderma benhamiae isolated in Japan by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the non-transcribed spacer region of ribosomal RNA gene. Jpn J Infect Dis 2012; 65: 233-239.
  • Kawasaki M et al: New strain typing method with Sporothrix schenckii using mitochondrial DNA and polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique. J Dermatol 2012; 39: 362-365,

External Research Funding

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (2010-2012)
  • Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants (2010-)