Areas of Interest
We are all derived from a single fertilized egg, but our bodies contain hundreds of different types of cells, each of which performs a specific function (a skin cell is not the same as a brain cell). What processes control asymmetric cell divisions in which one cell can give rise to two daughter cells with different identities and functions? Our lab utilizes Drosophila male germline stem cells as a model to study the mechanism of asymmetric cell divisions. We also recently developed a new interest in satellite DNA, a non-coding part of the chromosomes. We investigate the potential functions of this underexplored component of our genome.
Associated Grad Programs
Cell & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology
Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 12/2006
Kyoto University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 04/2001
Kyoto University, Ph.D., 03/1999
Kyoto University, B.S., 03/1994