Takamitsu Kato

Associate Professor - Radiation Cancer Biology Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

439 MRB

(970) 491-1881

About Takamitsu

Dr. Kato’s research is focused on DNA damage and repair after environmental stress including ionizing radiation, ultraviolet light, heat, mutagenic and carcinogenic compounds. Particle radiation therapy radiobiology research, small animal radiobiology research, and phytochemical research are also conducted with international collaborations.


Ph.D. - Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, 2006B.A. - Liberal Arts, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, 2002


Maeda J, Yurkon CR, Fujii Y, Fujisawa H, Kato S, Brents CA, Uesaka M, Fujimori A, Kitamura H, Kato TA, Solution radioactivated by hadron radiation can increase sister chromatid exchange, PLOS ONE, 2015 Dec 14;10(12):e0144619. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144619. eCollection 2015.Haskins AH, Su C, Engen A, Sarina V, Maeda J, Uesaka M, Y Aizawa, Kato TA, Data for induction of cytotoxic response by natural and novel quercetin glycosides, Data in Brief, 2015, Dec 12;6:262-6. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2015.11.066. eCollection 2016 Mar.McMillan DD, Maeda J, Bell JJ, Genet MD, Phoonswadi G, Mann KA, Kraft SL, Kitamura H, Fujimori A, Yoshii Y, Furukawa T, Fujibayashi Y, Kato TA. Validation of 64Cu-ATSM damaging DNA via high-LET Auger electron emission. J Radiat Res. 2015 Sep;56(5):784-91. doi: 10.1093/jrr/rrv042. Epub 2015 Aug 6.Cartwright IM. Kato TA. Role of various DNA repair pathways in chromosomal inversion formation in CHO mutants. International Journal of Radiation Biology, 2015 Oct 29: 1-9.Kaburagi M, Yamada H, Miyakawa T, Morikawa R, Takasu M, Kato TA, Uesaka M, Molecular dynamic simulation of telomeric single-stranded DNA and Pot1, Polymer Journal, 2015, Epub 2015 Oct 14.