My research career began as a student in The University of Tokyo, and I conducted a postdoc research at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, USA. Since April 2016, I started my own group in Tohoku University as a faculty member of the Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences. I have been studying mechanisms of tissue homeostasis, diseases and environmental responses, using fruit fly and small jellyfish. I particularly focus on dissecting cellular behaviors in living organisms by intensive observations with manipulations.
Assistant Professor NAKAJIMA Yuichiro (C)
2006 B.S. The University of Tokyo, Japan
2008 M.S. Graduate School of Pharmaceutical sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Advisor: Dr. Masayuki Miura)
(2008-2011 Research Fellowships for Young Scientists, JSPS, DC1)
2011 Ph.D. Graduate School of Pharmaceutical sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Advisor: Dr. Masayuki Miura)
2011-2016 Postdoctoral research associate, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO, USA (Advisor: Dr. Matt Gibson)
(2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, JSPS)
2016-present Assistant Professor, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University (Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)
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The Molecular Biology Society of Japan, Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists, Genetics Society of America
Molecular and Cellular Biology, General Education Seminar
Our group is currently using both fruit fly and jellyfish and is trying to elucidate the molecular and cellular machinery underlying tissue homeostasis, diseases and seasonal responses. The overlapping objectives of my aims address a fundamental question: how animals, including humans, respond to distinct perturbations such as stress, injury and environmental changes.