Division and Department

Department of Pharmaceutics

A Greeting from the Professor

Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutics, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine.

Our mission and goal is to provide personalized therapy using a therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacogenomics.

Until now, we have established the relationships between exposure and response (efficacy/toxicity) for tyrosine kinase inhibitors, immunosuppressive drugs, and anticoagulant agents etc. Dose-adjustment based on pharmacokinetic targets or genomic information can increase response rates and duration for pharmacotherapy.

We will continue to develop new strategies for pharmacotherapy in the future.


Professor: Masatomo MIURA, Ph.D.
Lecturer: Takenori NIIOKA, Ph.D.

Research Areas

  1. Pharmacogenomics of drug metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters.
  2. Clinical pharmacokinetics, including drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion and therapeutic drug monitoring.
  3. Pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, including developments in analytical methodology such as HPLC and LC-MS/MS.
  4. Relations between gene mutation and clinical effects.
  5. Drug-drug/food (juice) interaction.

Contact Information

Lecturer Takenori NIIOKA
Phone: +81-18-884-6309
Fax: +81-18-836-2628
E-mail: t-niioka@hos.akita-u.ac.jp