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Principal Investigator

Shoji Kawamura (PhD, Professor)



Visiting Reseacher


PostDoc

Yuka Matsushita
Project Researcher, 2019.10- (Research Assistant 2015.10-2019.9)
The Best Poster Award The 3rd Joint Symposium on Integrated Biosciences between Zhejiang University and the University of Tokyo, 2019

Mari Nishikawa
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018.4-2021.3


Assistants

Ryuichi Ashino
2015.10~


Graduate Students

PhD program

Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar
2019.4-


Master program

Qinyuan Ji
2019.4-

Shu Sun
2019.4-

Min Hou
2018.4-


Undergraduate


Alumni

Akari Kodera
2015.10-2017.9

Mizuki Endo
2015.4-2017.3, MS

Masahiro Hayashi
2015.4-2017.3, MS

Ayaka Kubota
2015.4-2017.3, MS

Takumi Naoi
2015.4-2017.3, MS

Naoki Tanaka
2015.4-2017.3, MS

Yuriko Kuriyama
2012.4-2014.3, MS

Masahiro Otoh
2012.4-2014.3, MS

Daisuke Kasai
2011.4-2013.3, MS

Masaaki Noguchi
2011.4-2016.3

Masanori Aso
2010.4-2012.3, MS

Naoya Ishizaki
2010.4-2012.3, MS

Kodama Sakurai
2010.4-2012.3, MS

Ryuichi Ashino
2009.4-2011.3, MS
2011.4-2015.9, PhD program

Yuka Matsushita
2009.4-2011.3, MS
2011.4-2015.9, PhD program
2019.9, PhD
Thesis title: An evolutionary reconsideration of primate trichromacy through the study of L/M opsin genes


Yukiko Fukuyo
2008.4-2009.3, Undergraduate study
2009.4-2012.3, MS

Kae Koganebuchi
2008.4-2010.3, MS

Makiko Nakata
2008.4-2010.3, MS

Akiko Sato
2008.4-2010.3, MS
Excellent Paper Award 2008 in Department of Integrated Biosciences

Naoko Takishima
2008.4-2010.3, MS
2010.4-2010.8, Laboratory Assistant

Shigeki Nakagome
2007.4-2010.3, PhD
Thesis title: An evolutionary study of genome regions associated with Crohn's disease based on the "Out of Africa" human dispersal model

Research Fellow of JSPS 2009.4 - 2010.3

Takafumi Katsumura
2007.4-2009.3, MS
2009.4-2012.3, PhD
Thesis title: Establishing an Experimental System for the Functional Analysis of Human Genetic Polymorphisms Using Wild Medaka (Oryzias latipes) Populations

Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award 2012
Research Fellow of JSPS 2010.4 - 2012.3

Yusuke Shirai
2007.4-2009.3, MS

Tomohide Hiwatashi
2006.4-2010.3, PhD
Thesis title: Variation of color vision and L-M opsin genes in primates


Hirotaka Matsukusa
2006.4-2008.3, MS

Yugo Okabe
2006.4-2008.3, MS
Excellent Paper Award 2006 in Department of Integrated Biosciences

Ryoko Masuda
2005.4-2007.3, MS

Norihiro Ozawa
2005.4-2007.3, MS

Sadayoshi Seno
2005.4-2007.3, MS

Tomohiro Hosoya
2004.4-2006.3, MS

Hiroko Okuda
2004.4-2006.3, MS

Toko Tsutsui
2004.4-2006.3, MS

Taro Tsujimura
2003.4-2005.3, MS
2005.4-2008.3, PhD
Thesis title: Regulatory mechanisms for the coordinated expression of duplicated green-sensitive and red-sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish and their evolution

Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award 2008
Dean Prize, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (Doctoral Course) 2008
Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS) 2007.4 - 2009.3
Nominated for Walter M. Fitch Student Award in Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2008
Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Award in Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2010

Yoshifumi Matsumoto
2002.4-2004.3, MS
2004.4-2007.3, PhD
Thesis title: Gene duplication and spectral differentiation of visual opsins among closely related medaka (Oryzias) species as a model to understand diverse evolution of fish visual systems

Research Fellow of JSPS 2006.4 - 2008.3
Best Oral Presentation Award in 2007 Primate Society of Japan Annual Meeting

Kenji Nagao
2002.4-2004.3, MS

Kumiko Takeshita
2002.4-2004.3, MS

Akito Chinen
2001.4-2004.3, PhD
Thesis title:
A study of the spectral tuning and the cell type specific expressional regulation of zebrafish visual pigments for elucidation of the evolution of color vision
Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award 2004
Research Fellow of JSPS 2002.4-2004.3

Chihiro Hiramatsu
2001.4-2003.6, MS
2003.4-2006.6, PhD
Thesis title:
Adaptive significance of color vision polymorphism in natural populations of New World monkeys
Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award 2006
Research Fellow of JSPS 2003.4 - 2006.3
Takashima Prize 2010 of Primate Society of Japan

Naoya Kubotera
2001.4-2003.3,MS

Masaki Takechi
2001.4-2003.9, PhD
Excellent Paper Award 2001 in Department of Integrated Biosciences
2003.10-2006.9, PhD
Thesis title: Analysis of expression pattern of multiple red and green subtype opsin genes and identification of cis-regulatory regions of blue and UV type opsin genes in zebrafish

Research Fellow of JSPS 2004.4-2006.9

Yukihiro Yamada
2001.4-2003.3,MS

Satoshi Kasagi
2000.4-2002.3, MS
2002.4-2007.3 in PhD program
2007.4-2011.11, Laboratory Assistant

Naomi Takenaka
2000.4-2002.3, MS

Takanori Hamaoka
1999.4-2001.3, MS
2001.4-2004.3, PhD iwork done in RIKEN Brain Science Institute Hitoshi Okomoto Lab)
Thesis title: Visualization of visual pathways in zebrafish


Project Faculties

San San Hmwe
Project Professor, 2018.10.12-2019.5.31 (PhD, Professor, University of Yangon)

James P. Higham
Project Associate Professor, 2018.6.18-7.18 (PhD, Associate Professor, New York University)

Amanda D. Melin
Project Assistant Professor, 2018.6.18-7.18 (PhD, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair, University of Calgary)


Postdoctoral Fellows

Eva Wikberg
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012.11-2014.10

Nang Wah Wah Min
2010.4-2012.3


Visiting Researchers

Miriam Pablo-Rodrigues
Universidad Veracruzana, 2013.9.2-12.1

Fernando Campos
University of Calgary, 2008.9.16-2008.12.15, 2012.11-2014.10

Amanda D. Melin
University of Calgary, 2006.2-2006.3, 2008.3-2008.4, 2010.9-2010.11

Mackenzie L. Bergstrom
University of Calgary, 2010.9-2010.11


Internship Studens

Enya OfConnell-Hussey
UTSIP: Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland, 2019.6.23-8.3

Ruchi Shah
UTSIP: Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India, 2018.6.3-7.14

Yuchen Ma
Zhejiang University - University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program: Zhejiang University, China, 2016.6.3-8.6

Alison Paige Miller
UTSIP: Adelphi University, USA, 2015.6.29-8.7

Lauren Jacquier
Lyon-Tokyo Exchange program: Ecole Normale Superior (ENS) Lyon, France, 2015.2.23-5.29

Mehmet Nizamoglu
UTSIP: Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2014.6.24-8.7

Kaile Zhou
UTSIP: Zhejiang University, China, 2014.6.24-8.7

Atsuko Saito
Visiting Master Program Student (University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Toshikazu Hasegawa Lab), 2000.4-2000.7

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