|Daisuke Saito||Last modified date：2019.01.15|
Doctor of Science
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Germ cells are the sole and fundamental cells to leave offspring. Although germ cells in an animal body would be strictly regulated to avoid aberrant proliferation, cell death, and differentiation due to its biological significance, the regulatory mechanisms of germ cells have been largely unknown. To address the issues, we study the developmental mechanisms of germ cells in vertebrate embryos, focusing on the cellular and molecular interactions between germ cells and environmental somatic cells, in the contexts of germ cell maintenance and migration. We progress these researches by maximizing the advantages of avian system including in vivo high quality imaging, cell/tissue transplantation, germ cell culture, and transgenic chickens and quails. In addition to basic developmental researches, we are also interested in various applications of avian reproductive engineering.
Research InterestsMembership in Academic Society
- Elucidation of mechanisms of primordial germ cell regulations in vivo.
Applications of transgenic avian technics.
keyword : Primordial germ cell, Avian, Developmental Biology, Niche, Transgenic animal
- The Zoological society of Japan
- Japanese Society of Developmental Biologist