Member Biography


Hiroki Yokota

Hiroki Yokota, Ph.D.

723 W. Michigan Street
SL220C
Indianapolls, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 274-2448
Fax: (317) 278-2455

Research Program Membership

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology at Purdue University

My current research interests are development of synthetic chemical agents for treatment of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and bone fracture. From 2012, I started applying some of those chemical agents (salubrinal and guanabenz) for treatment of bone metastasis from breast cancer. Preliminary studies in 2012 - 2013 indicate that these two agents can not only protect bone but also attenuate tumor growth. My future research interests are application of these agents and other analogs for treatment of breast cancer and bone metastasis. I am also interested in the effects of physical exercises (mechanical stimulation) for patients with breast cancer, since I have been investigating beneficial roles of mechanical stimulation in strengthening bone and reducing joint inflammation.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship - University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1993-1998

Ph.D. - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1993

Ph.D. - University of Toyko 1983