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Department of Cell Biology

Lab. of Subcellular Biogenesis


Fumiko Toyoshima (ftoyoshi @ virus.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Assistant Professor
Shigeru Matsumura (smatsumu @ virus.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Yukako Oda (ykoda @ virus.kyoto-u.ac.jp)

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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


  • Doctor course , Master course


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

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