Division of Integrated Life Science

This division consists of 19 laboratories including seven cooperative laboratories from Radiation Biology Center, Institute for Virus Research, and Institute of Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). 40 graduate students are accepted in the Master’s Program annually, and 19 in the Doctoral Program. In this division, education and research are focused on the elucidation of basic mechanisms regulating the chromosome transmission, chromosome replication, RNA architecture, cell cycle, cellular transport, cell polarity, signal transduction, growth and development, developmental plasticity, bioconversion, and environmental adaptation. Experimental approaches are taken with microorganisms, plants, and animals. We pursue education and research to elucidate the molecular aspects of Integrative Life Science.

Department of Gene Mechanisms

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Laboratory of Chromosome Transmission Y. Nakaseko
Laboratory of Gene Biodynamics H. Shiraishi
Laboratory of Cell Cycle Regulation F. Ishikawa , T. Miyoshi , H. Nakaoka

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

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Laboratory of Cell Recognition and Pattern Formation T. Uemura , T. Usui , Y. Hattori , T. Kondo , T. Harumoto
Laboratory of Signal Transduction M. Kusakabe , Y. Miyata

Department of Plant Gene and Totipotency

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Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology T. KohchiY. Yasui , Y. Yoshitake
Laboratory of Molecular
and Cellular Biology of Totipotency
T. Nakano , T.Miyakawa , A.Yamagami

Department of Applied Molecular Biology

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Laboratory of Biosignals and Response M. Nagao , T. KambeK.Nishino
Y. Nishito
Laboratory of Applied Molecular Microbiology H. Fukuzawa , T. Yamano , Y.Tsuji
Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bioresponse T. Katayama , T. Katoh

Department of Responses to Environmental Signals and Stresses

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Laboratory of Plant Developmental Biology T. Araki , S.Yamaoka , K.Inoue
Laboratory of Plasma Membrane and Nuclear Signaling S. Yoshimura , M. Kumeta

Department of Molecular and Developmental Biology

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Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology M. Kengaku
Laboratory of Biochemical Cell Dynamics J. Suzuki
Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Biology Y. Taniguchi

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Laboratory of Molecular Cellular Immunology T. Noda
Laboratory of Ultrastructural Virology T. Noda ,  M. Nakano  , Y. Muramoto

Department of Human-Residential Bifidobacteria (HRB) Research

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Laboratory of Symbiotic and Coevolutionary Mechanisms JZ. Xiao (K. Shimizu), T. Odamaki,
M. Sakanaka