KOGA Hiroyuki

KOGA Hiroyuki
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
TEL +81-3-5842-1889

Research Field

Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Plants

Research Subject

Understanding evolution of various leaf forms in plants.

Current Research

My research interests are in the evolution of the forms in multicellular organisms. Especially I am interested in the evolution of leaf forms in plants. I would like to understand how such a variety of leaves are formed through the development and how such various developmental processes emerged in the plant evolution. To understand the mechanisms of various leaf development, I focus on aquatic plants, because they often have interesting features for studying diverse leaf developments. I believe that the accumulation of the knowledge for various plants can make a large contribution to the understanding of the evolutionary mechanisms of the leaf forms.


Leaf development, Aquatic plants, Phenotypic plasticity, Evo Devo