KANDA Shinji

神田 真司かんだ しんじ
KANDA Shinji

KANDA Shinji
Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), Department of Biological Sciences (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
Room 356, AORI Bldg., 3F
TEL +81-4-7136-6200

Research Field

Neuroendocrinology, Evolution

Research Subject

Neurobiology of peptidergic neurons, evolutionary mechanism of paralogous genes

Current Research

Creatures are different from artificial machines in that, at cellular level, they have larger noise, which are nearly diminished at the organismic level. Interactions, including feedback, is the key to explaining this phenomenon. Among interactions, I am focusing on hormones and hypothalamic neurons, which are also playing important roles in the adaptation to the changing environment. Recently, I also started a study on paralogous gene evolution by using peptidergic neurons as a model.


Adaptation, medaka, transgenic, patch clamp, imaging, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, peptidergic neurons