[Master's Program] Biological Sciences
[Doctoral Program] Fundamental and Applied Sciences
March YEAR: Graduated from Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Month YEAR - Month YEAR: Postdoctoral, Harvard Medical School
Month YEAR - Month YEAR: Assistant, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Month YEAR - Month YEAR: Neurobiology Laboratory, Heidelberg University
Month YEAR - Month YEAR: Postdoctoral, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Month YEAR - Month YEAR: Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Month YEAR - Present: Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
My Areas of Research
The research of high-level axonal RNA
RNA is transported to nerve cell axons (referred to as axonal RNA), causing local protein synthesis, which plays an important role in the generation of neural circuits and axonal regeneration. In mammals, there is only a small amount of axonal RNA, but in this laboratory we have discovered that there are nerve cells that contain a large amount of axonal RNA in the brains of late embryonic chickens, and are investigating its function. It is hoped that this research will lead to a more concrete understanding of nerve development mechanisms, and contribute to nerve regeneration treatment.
My Teaching Philosophy
I seek students who have an unconventionally wide range of interests that are not limited to just this narrow field, and can think flexibly. My education and research goals are to sharpen students' logical thinking and cultivate researchers and engineers to be active internationally.