Laboratory for Immune Homeostasis

Welcome to the homepage of Lab. for Immune Homeostasis!

We study how the immune system, the body's defense mechanism, distinguishes between "self" and "non-self", and what causes abnormalities in this distinction in the body.



A paper by Mr. Yuya Maruyama was accepted in Nature Communications (May 2, 2024).

Ms. Masaki Yoshida, Ms. Hiyori Iwato, and Ms. Nanako Uchida joined our team (April 1, 2024).

A paper by Dr. Yuki Takakura was published in Nature Communications (Feb. 1, 2024).

Group Photo (April 2023)


Graduate students (master's and doctoral), research students, and interns are welcome!

For further information please contact

   Taishin Akiyama

Team Leader

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Life Science and Medical Bioscience, Yokohama City University



PHONE: 045-503-7069

Address: 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan

Yokohama RIKEN, North Building 2F


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Yokohama City University Graduate School of Life Sciences and Medical Biosciences (

RIKEN IMS Collaborative Graduate School (

*Please let us know first if you are interested in joining as a postdoctoral researcher!

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