榎本 和生えもと かずお

Title Professor
Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
Room 151, Faculty of Science Bldg.2, 1F
TEL +81-3-5841-4426 | 24426(ext.)

Research Field

Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology

Research Subject

Molecular and cellular basis for neural network formation, Molecular mechanisms of neural plasticity, Neuronal basis for preference choice, Pathological mechanisms underlying developmental disorder

Current Research

The human brain receives, processes, stores, and transmits complex information with great fidelity. The neuronal network that underlies these functions is comprised of an estimated 1011neurons linked by over 1014 synaptic connections between two structurally and functionally different neurites, axons and dendrites. Precise pattering of dendrites as well as axons is essential for correct wiring and function of neural circuits. We combine genetics, imaging, and biochemical approaches to investigate the interplay between genetic and epigenetic control of neural morphogenesis, and deduce the functional importance of these regulatory systems in disease etiology. We use fruitfly and mice as research models.


Neural circuit, Plasticity, Dendrite, Tiling, Self-organization, Circadian rhythm, Preference choice, Decision making Drosophila,