Fumiaki Maruo

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Current teaching and researches

Teaching: Fundamental Biology, Laboratory S ; F etc.
Research: Developmental Biology of Stem Cells
Stem cells and regeneration are currently hot research subjects in the life sciences and provide many possibilities for future treatments for major diseases, including organ damage and degenerative conditions. We are studying the mechanisms regulating stem cell maintenance, proliferation, and differentiation. Our experimental system uses the germline stem cells in Drosophila oogenesis. We also use neuronal stem cells in the regenerating newt retina and undifferentiated germline cells in developing newt gonads. Our approaches involve genetic, immunological, and molecular biological techniques.
Keywords: cell differentiation, regeneration, Drosophila, newt, germ cell, stem cell  

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Japan Newt Research Community (Japanese)

The Japanese Drosophila Research Conference (Japanese)

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