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Department of Cell Biology

Lab. of Subcellular Biogenesis

Member

Professor
Fumiko Toyoshima (ftoyoshi @ virus.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Assistant Professor
 
Shigeru Matsumura (smatsumu @ virus.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Momoko Maekawa (mmaekawa @ virus.kyoto-u.ac.jp)

Lab's HP

Research theme

Oriented cell division, which is determined by the axis of a mitotic spindle, plays an essential role in morphogenesis, asymmetric cell division and stem cell self-renewal. There is increasing evidence for the implication of spindle misorientation in mammalian diseases, including tumorigenesis and polycystic kidneys. Our group seeks to explore the molecular mechanisms underlying the determination of cell division axis in both culture cells and in developing mouse embryo.

Our research is focused on the following subjects:

  1. Mechanisms for spindle orientation.
  2. Oriented cell division during stratification and aging of skin epithelium.
  3. Cell division and differentiation of ES cells and iPS cells.
  4. Metabolic control in cell division.
  5. Regulated membrane traffic during mitosis.

Graduate Education

  • Graduate School of Biostudies

Students

  • Doctor course , Master course

Contact

CHARGE
Professor Fumiko Toyoshima
TEL
075-751-4015, 4016
Email
ftoyoshi @ virus.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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