Research Interests

​It is unknown how the central nervous system appeared during metazoan evolution. I’m interested in the evolutionary origin of the central nervous system, enteric nervous system, and autonomic nervous systems.

Professional Profile

  • 1985-2015: Assistant Professor, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
  • 1991-1993: Research Assistant, University of California Irvine, USA

Education Profile

  • ​Ph. D., Technology, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Sendai, Japan, 1985

Professional Memberships

  • Zoological Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists
  • Physiological Society of Japan