Takahiro Ando received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Keio University in 2008, 2010 and 2012, respectively (supervised by Prof. Minoru Obara). He was a Research Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2010 to 2013 and Research Assistant of Keio Global COE program “High-Level Global Cooperation for Leading-Edge Platform on Access Spaces” from 2010 to 2012. He has been a visiting researcher in Prof. Michael Hamblin's lab in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Sep. 2010 to Feb. 2011) and in Prof. Elliot Botvinick's lab in the Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine (Dec. 2012 to Mar. 2013). His research interests include laser-mediated gene therapy and low-level laser therapy, especially for treatment of neurological diseases.
Efficient delivery of small interfering RNA into injured spinal cords in rats by photomechanical waves
Effects of laser parameters on propagation characteristics of laser-induced stress wave for gene transfer