• Stroke Renaissance Project

Stroke Renaissance Project

Clarification of molecular mechanisms underlying neural repair after stroke

Project Leader Takashi Shichita

Project Leader
Takashi Shichita

Takashi SHICHITA has been the project leader of the Stroke Renaissance Project since 2017. After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University in 2004, he practiced internal medicine and was affiliated with the Cerebrovascular Center, Kyushu Medical Center. He conducted research at Kyushu University and Keio University and received a Ph.D in 2010 from Kyushu University for clarifying molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying inflammation after ischemic stroke. His current interest is to clarify the precise molecular mechanisms for the neural repair in brains damaged by stroke and dementia. His group will develop therapeutic methods which sustain the reconstruction of neural circuits for accelerated recovery from stroke and dementia.


Stroke is one of the common disease all over the world; however, few therapeutic agents have been shown to improve the neurological deficits of stroke patients. In this project, we try to clarify the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying the recovery of brain after stroke. The new research methods and techniques which have been recently developed in the field of immunology or neuroscience will enable us to investigate the precise process of inflammation and regeneration in the injured brain after stroke. The purpose of our project is to develop a new therapeutic method for promoting the recovery of neurological function in patients with cerebrovascular diseases.


  • To identify the key molecules which play a pivotal role in the recovery process after stroke.
  • To develop a new therapeutic method by the application of our research findings to cerebrovascular diseases.


Project Leader Shichita Takashi

  • Seiichiro Sakai
  • Jun Tsuyama