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Research Interest

Reproductive Biology/Medicine, Stem Cell Biology, Developmental Biology

What I like about my science

Understanding germ cell development both through in vivo analysis and in vitro reconstitution.

Researcher Q & A

Where are you from?

Amagasaki, Hyogo

Why did you become a researcher?

I want to unravel how life works.

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

(Experiments) Single-cell cDNA amplification; Cell culture; Embryo isolation; Electron microscopy (Theory) Theory of Evolution; Super String Theory (Device)PCR (Reagent) Reverse Transcriptase (Equipment) Pipetman

What is your hobby?

Textbooks / Basketball and baseball/ Spirited Away; Pretty Cure All Stars; Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' / Shogo Hamada

(left) PGCs in mouse embryo at embryonic day 7.5. Green: Blimp1-mVenus, Red: AP2γ. (right, top) Spermatozoa from PGCLCs from ESCs. (right bottom) Oocytes from PGCLCs from ESCs.