- Laboratories [ Department of Basic Medical Sciences ]
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Department of Basic Medical Sciences is composed of Molecular Biology, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Cullular and Molecular Signaling, Molecular Neurobiology, Neuronal Network, Molecular Genetics and Molecular Structure.
Department of Basic Medical Sciences played an important role in the Institute of Medical Sciences, the University of Tokyo in leading basic bioscience by producing unique and original results. Department of Basic Medical Sciences is a functional complex of variety of research subjects and techniques collaborating each other. A couple of project laboratories, Human Genome Center and Center for Experimental Medicine, are established from this department.
Division of Molecular Biology, Molecular and Developmental Biology and Division of Cellular and Molecular Signaling are grouped in Basic Bioscience field. There are two laboratories, Division of Molecular Neurobiology and Division of Neural Network in the field of Neuroscience.
We set up two divisions as a Common Core Facility in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences: 1) Division of Molecular Structure which is composed of Biomolecular Imaging and Fine Morphology unit, and 2) Division of Molecular Genetics. These Common Core Facilities provide new techniques.
Division of Neuronal Network
Head:Toshiya Manabe | Third Building 2F
In this laboratory, we are focusing on the roles of functional molecules localized in synapses, for instance, neurotransmitter receptors, signal transduction molecules and adhesion molecules, in neuronal information processing in order to elucidate molecular mechanisms for higher brain functions such as emotion and learning/memory.
|Assistant Professor||Shizuka Kobayashi||
|Assistant Professor||Takahiko Chimura||
Division of Cell Signaling and Molecular Medicine
Head:Mutsuhiro Takekawa | General Research Building 5F
|Assistant Professor||Yuuji Kubota|
|Assistant Professor||Takanori Nakamura|