Dr. Joji Fujisaki, MD PhD

Dr. Joji Fujisaki is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a Principle Investigator and the Director of In Vivo Imaging at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology. Dr. Fujisaki received his MD from the University of Tokyo. After clinical training, he entered the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He simultaneously trained himself at Harvard Medical School, where he was consecutively a postdoctoral fellow, and an Instructor. Based on the work at Harvard, Dr. Fujisaki obtained his PhD degree at the University of Tokyo. In 2012, Dr. Fujisaki joined Columbia University as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Fujisaki’s group studies the immune privilege mechanism in the hematopoietic stem cell niche and its clinical relevance especially to malignancies. His group employs cutting edge in vivo two-photon microscopy to visualize dynamic interaction of immune cells and stem cells in the niche in live animals.