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Department of Developmental Biology and Neurosciences

Department of Developmental Biology and Neurosciences

Department of Developmental Biology and Neurosciences

We are studying the mechanisms how each multicellular organ or life of different type, in its shape or in its way of life, is developed from a single cell. We also focus on the subjects that how the brain is developed and how the higher function of the brain is realized in the higher animals.

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Division of Developmental Biology
Membrane Trafficking Mechanisms
Teachers Professor Mitsunori Fukuda
Associate Professor Gen-ichi Tajima
Assistant Professor Naonobu Fujita
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Intracellular vesicle transport,melanosome transport,autophagy、secretion,neurotransmitter release,small GTPase Rab
Laboratory of Brain Development
Teachers Professor Kentaro Abe
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Experience dependent gene regulation, Postnatal skill development, Live imaging, Social interaction, Communication, Song learning, Disease model animals.
Plant Cell Wall Biology
Teachers Professor Kazuhiko Nishitani
Lecture Ryusuke Yokoyama
Assistant Professor Takeshi Kuroha
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Plants,Cell wall,Molecular biology,Signaling,Hormones
Developmental Dynamics
Teachers Professor Asako Sugimoto
Assistant Professor Yukihiko Kubota
Assistant Professor Shinsuke Niwa
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Developmental Biology,Cell Biology,Live Imaging
Organogenesis
Teachers Professor Koji Tamura
Assistant Professor Gembu Abe
Assistant Professor Daisuke Saito
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Morphogenesis,organ regeneration
Division of Neuroscience
Neurogenetics
Teachers Professor Daisuke Yamamoto
Associate Professor Masayuki Koganesawa
Assistant Professor Kosei Sato
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Brain gender difference,genes and behavior
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Teachers Professor Hiromu Yawo
Lecture Toru Ishizuka
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Katahira
Keywords Channelrhodopsin,cerebral interpretation of touch sense,optogenetics,neural circuit development,adult neural stem cells,gene transfer via electroporation
Laboratory of Super-Network Brain Physiology
Teachers Professor Ko Matsui
Assistant Professor Tomomi Tsunematsu
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Optogenetics, Electrophysiology, Fluorescent live imaging, Acute brain slice, Rodent in vivo optical cell activity manipulation and measurements, Synaptic transmission, Glial cell, Astrocyte, Neuron-glia interactions
Laboratory of Systems Neuroscinece
Teachers Professor Ken-ichiro Tsutsui
Assistant Professor Shinya Ohara
Assistant Professor Kei Oyama
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Higher order brain functions,systems neuroscience
Neuroethology
Teachers Professor Hiromu Tanimoto
Assistant Professor Nobuhiro Yamagata
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords The neural foundation of sensory processing and memory and learning,behavioral analysis,neuroanatomy
Division of Developmental and Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
Teachers Professor Gaku Kumano
Associate Professor Keiichiro Kyozuka
Associate Professor Takuya Minokawa
Assistant Professor Ayaki Nakamoto
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Asamushi
Keywords Oocyte maturation; fertilization; embryogenesis; evolution; ascidian; sea urchin; starfish; jellyfish; tissue shaping; germline development; Calcium wave; light-induced spawning; micromere; gene regulatory network
Marine Ecological Behavior
Teachers Professor Jotaro Urabe (C)
Assistant Professor Satoshi Takeda
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Asamushi
Keywords Intertidal biology,marine ecology,symbiosis,population ecology
Division of Developmental Regulation
Cancer Biology
Teachers Professor Natsuko Chiba
Assistant Professor Yuki Yoshino
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Tumor suppressor,centrosome,DNA damage response,genome integrity
Germ Cell Development
Teachers Professor Yasuhisa Matsui
Assistant Professor yohei hayashi
Assistant Professor yukiko tando
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Pluripotent stem cells,germ cell differentiation
Developmental Neurobiology
Teachers Professor Toshihiko Ogura
Assistant Professor Atsushi Kubo
Assistant Professor Ken Matsumoto
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Developmental biology,new mechanobiology
Cooperative faculties
Experimental Immunology
Teachers Professor Toshiyuki Takai
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Immunology,Autoimmune disease,Singal control