Division of Systemic Life Science

Laboratory of Brain Development and Regeneration

Research summary

Research outline

Our laboratory aims at understanding the mechanisms of development and regeneration processes in the mammalian brain, and their functional outcomes on neural circuits, higher brain functions, and animal behaviors. We are focusing on the regulatory mechanism of cell growth, differentiation, and quiescence of neural stem cells. We are also focusing on the functional contribution of newly-generated neurons to neural circuits and animal behaviors. Our laboratory is also developing novel optogenetic tools that can manipulate gene expression of cells by light.

Main themes

  • Neural development and regeneration
  • Neural stem cell regulations
  • Neurogenesis in the postnatal and adult brains
  • Optical manipulations of cellular gene expressions
  • Optics development for imaging and manipulations


IMAYOSHI, ItaruProfessor

imayoshi.itaru.2n*kyoto-u.ac.jp See faculty

GUY, Adam TsudaAssociate Professor

guy.adam.3m*kyoto-u.ac.jp See faculty

SAKAMOTO, MasayukiAssociate Professor

sakamoto.masayuki.2e*kyoto-u.ac.jp See faculty

SUZUKI, YusukeAssistant Professor

suzuki.yusuke.7n*kyoto-u.ac.jp See faculty
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