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Mitsunaga-Nakatsubo Keiko
Assistant Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life
Discipline Life and Environmental Sciences/Basic Biology
Academic Degrees Waseda University Dr. of Science
Waseda University Master of Science
Research Fields Biology; Basic biology; Morphology / Structure
Biology; Biological Science; Developmental biology
Research Keywords development / cell differentiation / cell fate / extracellular matrix / morphogenesis
Comments A multicellular organism develops from a single cell-a fertilized egg. During animal development, cells that divide repeatedly change their position and shape, and adhere to form an individual body plan. This process is mediated by multiple extracellular matrix components. To clarify the mechanism and evolution of animal body plan, I am investigating the function of novel extracellular matrix in morphogenesis and its conservation and diversity. I would like to contribute to the elucidation of the pathogenic mechanism of diseases that result from the disruption of the extracellular matrix environment. I am also a member of the committees on gender equality at a university and academic societies.
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Topic Living Organism/Plants and Animals
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being 5 Gender equality 14 Life below water 15 Life on land
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Science : Biological Sciences : Biology
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Mathematical and Life Sciences
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Mathematical and Life Sciences
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