Kentaro Nabeshima

LEO Lecturer III

3742 Med Sci II Building
1137 E. Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Areas of Interest

What controls chromosome dynamics during meiosis (cell divisions for generation of eggs and sperm)? How do chromosomes move around in a nucleus in search for their homologous partner? How do they recognize and pair specifically with their partner? Mistakes in any of these steps can lead to reproductive problems, such as miscarriage and burt defects. We are addressing these fundamental questions by exploiting a simple model organism: the nematode C. elegant and by applying a wide variety of techniques including functional genomics, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and high-resolution 3-D microscopy.


  • Stanford University, Postdoctoral, 12/06
  • Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Postdoctoral, 04/01
  • Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Ph.D., 05/96
  • Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, B.S., 03/92


Published Articles or Reviews