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Department of Integrative Life Sciences

Department of Integrative Life Sciences

Integrative Life Sciences

Multicellular organisms are the life forms wherein the basic unit comprises many cells derived from an egg to form and fulfill the function of a single individual. Each of the cells undergoes differentiation and diversification to fulfill independent roles during the process of ontogeny, and the mutual interaction of these cells (network formation) is the foundation of integrated function as an individual. We aim to clarify the mechanisms by which cell populations (e.g., neural networks) control life phenomena (e.g., brain functions), implementing research and education, making full use of cutting-edge technologies.

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Brain and Nervous System
Neuroethology
Faculty Professor Hiromu Tanimoto
Associate Professor Nobuhiro Yamagata
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords The neural foundation of sensory processing and memory and learning, behavioral analysis, neuroanatomy
Neurogenetics
Faculty Professor Atsushi Higashitani (C)
Visiting Professor Daisuke Yamamoto
Associate Professor Masayuki Koganesawa
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Brain gender difference, genes and behavior
Brain Development
Faculty 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.
Systems Neuroscience
Faculty Professor Ken-ichiro Tsutsui
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Higher order brain functions, systems neuroscience
Cellular Network
Membrane Trafficking Mechanisms
Faculty Professor Mitsunori Fukuda
Assistant Professor Naonobu Fujita
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Intracellular vesicle transport, melanosome transport, autophagy, secretion,neurotransmitter release, small GTPase Rab
Developmental Dynamics
Faculty Professor Asako Sugimoto
Assistant Professor Nami Haruta
Assistant Professor Shinsuke Niwa
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Katahira
Keywords Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Live Imaging
Organelle Pathophysiology
Faculty Professor Tomohiko Taguchi
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Organelle, Disease, signal transduction
Super-Network Brain Physiology
Faculty Professor Ko Matsui
Lecture Toru Ishizuka
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
Developmental Regulation Network
Germ Cell Development
Faculty Professor Yasuhisa Matsui
Assistant Professor yohei hayashi
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Seiryo
Keywords germ cell, pluripotential stem cell, epigenetic regulation, metabolic regulation
Cancer Biology
Faculty Professor Natsuko Chiba
Assistant Professor Yuki Yoshino
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Tumor suppressor, centrosome, DNA damage response, genome integrity
Developmental Neurobiology
Faculty Professor Toshihiko Ogura
Assistant Professor Atsushi Kubo
Assistant Professor Ken Matsumoto
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Developmental biology, new mechanobiology
Cooperative faculities
Developmental Neuroscience
Faculty Professor Noriko Osumi
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Brain Development, Transgenerational epigenetis
Molecular Oncology
Faculty Professor Kozo Tanaka
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Cell division, Cancer, Aging
Experimental Immunology
Faculty Professor Toshiyuki Takai
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Immune regulation, receptor, immune disorders