Faculty Members ARAKI Isato

  • Medicine
  • Biology


Associate Professor

  • Biological Sciences
  • [Master's Program] Biological Sciences
  • [Doctoral Program] Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Degrees Obtained

  • Doctorate (Science)

Fields of Research

  • Developmental Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology


  • 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

Research Themes

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.

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.