KANDA Shinji

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

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