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Manabi Fujiwara Last modified date:2024.04.19

Associate Professor / informational biology
Department of Biology
Faculty of Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

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Academic Degree
Ph.D (Science)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurology
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Molecular genetics of the adaptation system in the nematode, C. elegans to external and internal enviroments
Research Interests
  • The analyses of the operation modules for integration and extraction of information in neural circuits
    keyword : C.elegans, neural circuit, olfaction, behavior, Calcium imaging, optogenetics, activity-dependent transcription
  • Molecular genetics of behavioral changes due to sexual maturity in the nematode, C. elegans.
    keyword : C. elegans, gender dimorphism, gonad signal, behavior
Academic Activities
1. Takahiro Hino, Shota Hirai, Takeshi Ishihara, Manabi Fujiwara, EGL-4/PKG regulates the role of an interneuron in a chemotaxis circuit of C. elegans through mediating integration of sensory signals, Genes to Cells, DOI: 10.1111/gtc.12849, 26, 411-425, 2021.06.
2. Manabi Fujiwara, Itaru Aoyama, Takahiro Hino, Takayuki Teramoto, Takeshi Ishihara, Gonadal Maturation Changes Chemotaxis Behavior and Neural Processing in the Olfactory Circuit of Caenorhabditis elegans., Current Biology, 10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.058., 26, 12, 1522-1531, 2016.06.
3. Manabi Fujiwara, Takahiro Hino, Ryuta Miyamoto, Hitoshi Inada, Ikue Mori, Makoto Koga, Koji Miyahara, Yasumi Ohshima, Takeshi Ishihara, The Importance of cGMP Signaling in Sensory Cilia for Body Size Regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans, Genetics, 10.1534/genetics.115.177543, 201, 1497-1510, 2015.12.
4. Manabi Fujiwara1*, Takayuki Teramoto1, Takeshi Ishihara1, Yasumi Ohshima2, Steven L. McIntire, A Novel zf-MYND Protein, CHB-3, Mediates Guanylyl Cyclase Localization to Sensory Cilia and Controls Body Size of Caenorhabditiselegans, PLos Gentics, 6, 11, e1001211, 2010.12.
5. Hiromitsu Ohta, Manabi Fujiwara, Yasumi Ohshima, Takeshi Ishihara, ADBP-1 Regulates an ADAR RNA-Editing Enzyme to Antagonize RNA-Interference-Mediated Gene Silencing in Caenorhabditis elegans, Genetics, Genetics 180: 785–796, 2008.10.
6. Fujiwara M, Sengupta P, McIntire S, Regulation of body size and behavioral state of C. elegans by sensory perception and the EGL-4 cGMP-dependent protein kinase., Neuron, 36(6),1091-1102, 2002.12.
7. Fujiwara M, Ishihara T, Katsura I., A novel WD40 protein, CHE-2, acts cell-autonomously in the formation of C. elegans sensory cilia., Development, 126(21):4839-48, 1999.11.
1. Manabi Fujiwara, Noriko Sato, Shinichi Maruyama, Takeshi Ishihara, How does the animal change its behavioral patterns during growth?, C. elegans Development, Cell Biology and Gene Expression Meeting in associated with The 6th Asia-Pacific C. elegans meetin, 2014.07.
2. Manabi Fujiwara, Chemotaxis behavior is regulated by germline in C. elegans, 2012 EMBO conference series: C. elegans Neurobiology, 2012.06.