Department of Developmental Biology and Neurosciences
Division of Developmental Biology

Membrane Trafficking Mechanisms 分野

Naonobu Fujita
キャンパス Aobayama キャンパス
専攻分野 Laboratory of Membrane Trafficking Mechanisms
連絡先 022-795-3641

2003 B.S., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
2005 M.S., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Ph.D., The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shizuoka, Japan
2008-2009 Postdoc., Research Institute for Microbial Disease, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
2010-2011 Assistant professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
2012-2014 Postdoc., Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego
2015-present Assistant professor. Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Miyagi Japan

所属学会 2005-  Japanese Society for Cell Biology Member 2003-  The Japanese Biochemical Society Member 2013-  Genetic Society of America Member


Muscle cells are highly differentiated giant cells. Besides myofibrils, muscle-specific membrane structures, such as the T-tubule and the sarcoplasmic reticulum, are essential for the regulated contraction of the muscle. Whereas the structure and significance of the membrane structures are well established, however, mechanisms as to how they are formed and remodeled are poorly understood. Now I am trying to dissect mechanisms of formation/remodeling of the muscle-specific membrane structures by combination of cell biological approaches and Drosophila genetics.


Please feel free to contact me, if you have any interest in our study.