KUBO Takeo

KUBO Takeo
Department of Biological Sciences (UG), Department of Biological Sciences (GR), Graduate School of Science
TEL +81-3-5841-4446 | 24446(ext.)
Room 44, Faculty of Science Bldg.2, BF

Research Field

Animal Physiological chemistry, Molecular Biology

Research Subject

Analysis of the molecular and neural bases of Insect (honeybee) social behaviors, and molecular basis of animal organ regeneration

Current Research

To analyze the molecular and neural bases that underlie highly advanced social behaviors of the honeybees (Apis mellifera L.), including the ‘dance communication’, we are performing the identification and functional analysis using genome-editing of genes that are expressed in the honeybee brain in a brain area-preferential and/or a behavior-dependent manner (‘molecular dissection’ of the honeybee brain). We are also performing the identification and analysis of genes that are expressed preferentially in the regenerating tails of Xenopus laevis tadpoles aiming at analyzing the molecular mechanisms of animal organ regeneration. My research aims to reveal the universal rules hiding in various life phenomena as well as the mechanisms of molecular evolution of diversity.


Social Insect, Honey Bee, Brain, Behavior, Gene, Dance Communication, Xenopus laevis, Organ Regeneration, Blastetma