Molecular and Chemical Life Science :
Molecular and Network Genomics


Molecular Genetics and Physiology

Molecular Genetics and Physiology

Study of genetic mechanisms underlying biological reactions

We conduct molecular genetic and physiological research to elucidate gene function across various biological responses including aging, drugs, and temperature disturbances using model organisms such as cultured cells, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and the plant Oryza sativa.

Faculty Members

Professor HIGASHITANI Atsushi
  • Fundamental study of muscular atrophy in response to oxidative damage and microgravity using the nematode C. elegans
  • Hypoxia response by mitochondrial damage
  • Effect of increasing or decreasing temperatures on microsporogenesis of plants