針原 伸二はりはら しんじ

Title Assistant Professor, Research Associate
Affiliation Graduate School of Science Department of Biological Sciences (Anthropology), Department of Biological Sciences (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
Room 401, Faculty of Science Bldg.2, 4F
TEL +81-3-5841-4497 | 24497

Research Field

Human Genetics, DNA Polymorphism

Research Subject

Origin of Japanese People based on DNA Polymorphism, Aging Phenomena Occurring in DNA

Current Research

I am working to clarify the mitochondria and DNA polymorphism of nucleus in human groups mainly in Asia. Based on the research results, I am working to define the relationships among the groups as well as the background of origin and formation of the Japanese. Base substitution of specific part and partial deletion of certain part, which can be described as “scar of molecules”, occur in mitochondria DNA as aging phenomena. I am working on the proportion of mitochondria DNA molecules accompanied by these base substitution and deletion in order to understand the nature of aging and use it for application to age estimation.


Human Group, Mitochondria DNA, Nuclear DNA, DNA Polymorphism, Aging Phenomena, Base Substitution, Deletion, Age Estimation