IRIE Naoki

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IRIE Naoki

IRIE Naoki
Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
Room 231, Faculty of Science Bldg.2, 2F
TEL +81-3-5841-4066 | 24066(ext.)

Research Field

Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics, Microchimerism

Research Subject

Relationship between ontogeny (embryogenesis) and phylogeny (evolution), Hourglass model, Genome informatics, Microchimerism, Congenital malformation

Current Research

Did we really pass through the fish-like stage when we were fetus, like Ernst Haeckel have once mentioned? If not, what can we formulate a relationship between evolution and development? More evolved (recently diverged, in precise) species are often said to be stuck into evolutional dead-end, or have less chance to have make radical anatomical change, but is it true? We still have maternal cells circulating in our body, but are they beneficial/harmful to us, or are they just a bystander? Our group focus on questions regarding animal development and evolution.


Evo-Devo, Microchimerism, Evolvability, Hourglass model, Ontogeny and Phylogeny, Animal body plan, Genome, Chordates, Echinoderms,Evolusion, Development