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Program-Specific Research Center Junior Associate Professor / PI

Research Interest

Stem Cell Biology, Stem Cell Engineering, and Developmental Biology

What I like about my science

I can study the origin of our body and how our body forms. The study will help to understand our body and cure disease.

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?

Tamana, Kumamoto, Japan

Why did you become a researcher?

I was attracted by various forms and modes of life through watching David Attenborough’s “Life on Earth” (BBC). I just wanted to know how the diversity was formed.

What is your favorite experiment, theory, device, reagent, lab equipment? Why do you like it?

I like experiments using stem cells or early embryos. I like to watch their growth and shapes changing.

What is your hobby?

I love motorcycle touring and playing bass guitar. Both have rhythms and heavy bass sounds, which makes me feeling good without particular reason.

Motorcycle touring on a historical road in the US

Human pluripotent stem cells. Green and red shows stem cell specific molecules in cell surface and nuclear.