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1. Research Summary

In the field of gross anatomy, we conduct research on embryology and cell biology.

2.Research Groups


3.Research Subjects

  • Neuronal survival and death
  • Development of gene transfer techniques for research on development
  • Temporal and spatial analyses of protein breakdown in the living body
  • Embryological basis for morphological diversity of the shoulder girdle

4.Research Results

[Area] Gross anatomy

[Research subject] Development of gene transfer techniques for research on development

There are many advantages to using chicken embryos, such as low cost, ease of use and good manipulability, and they have long been valued as a model animal for research on the development of vertebrates. In our laboratory, we aim at the application of embryonated chicken eggs to a wider range of life science research fields by developing and improving gene transfer techniques for chicken embryos.
We have overcome various problems, to date, and have established a system that can express lengthy genes steadily for a long time and we can temporo-spatially suppress gene expressions by adding drugs.
We aim at elucidating life phenomena from the later stage of development to the early stage of growth.