Research achievements


2021/6/17 update


Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan.

Research filed

Bioengineering,Mechanobiology,Instrumentation engineering,Machine learning

I'm interested in ''multicellular dynamics in a mechanical fluctuated environment"

How does the mechanical environment affect multicellular dynamics, one of the key factors in the organization of biological tissue?

Is it possible to freely control tissue formation by mechanical stimulation?

Academic background

Mar. 2017: Bachelor of Engineering, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

Mar. 2019: Master of Engineering, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

Mar. 2021(expected): Doctor of Engineering, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

Academic society

  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering

Representative research achievements

Original paper

  • Morikura T, Miyata S. Mechanical Intermittent Compression Affects the Progression Rate of Malignant Melanoma Cells in a Cycle Period-Dependent Manner. Diagnostics, 2021, 11(6), 1112. (IF: 3.24, 2019/2020)

  • Imashiro C, Hirano M, Morikura T, Fukuma Y, Ohnuma K, Kurashina Y, Miyata S, Takemura K. Detachment of cell sheets from clinically ubiquitous cell culture vessels by ultrasonic vibration. Sci. Rep., 2020, 10(1), 9468. (IF: 3.998, 2019/2020)

  • Morikura T, Miyata S. Effect of Mechanical Compression on Invasion Process of Malignant Melanoma Using In Vitro Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Device. Micromachines, 2019, 10(10), 666. (IF: 2.523, 2019/2020)

  • Bansai S, Morikura T, Onoe H, Miyata S. Effect of Cyclic Stretch on Tissue Maturation in Myoblast-Laden Hydrogel Fibers. Micromachines, 2019, 10(6), 399. (IF: 2.523, 2019/2020)


  • Nagatomo T,Morikura T,優秀賞,Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology. (KLL),技術特化型ICOプラットフォームの構築とLABLICの事業化(第20回 慶應科学技術展 KEIO TECHNO-MALLアイデアコンテスト),2019 Dec 13.

  • Morikura T,Young Investigator’s Award 優秀賞,Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering,間欠的圧縮変形刺激がin vitro三次元悪性黒色腫モデルの細胞増殖を伴う浸潤プロセスに与える影響(第58回 日本生体医工学会大会),2019 June 7.

  • Morikura T,BEST POSTER AWARD,CELLAB-SOCU SUMMER SYMPOSIUM,機械的圧縮刺激が悪性黒色腫の進展プロセスに与える影響,2018 Sep 6.

For detailed research achievements, please refer to the following files

(in Japanese)