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Developmental Biology

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  • 2003.04.01 - , Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Professor

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Tohoku University Faculty of Science  Graduated Bachelor of Science 1980.03
Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science  Completed Master of Science 1984.03
Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science  Completed PhD 1987.03

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JSPS research fellow 1987.04 - 1988.03
Assistant Prof. College of Liberal Arts, Kobe Univ. 1988.04 - 1990.03
Associate Prof. College of Liberal Arts, Kobe Univ. 1990.04 - 1991.09
Associate Prof. Dept. of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology. 1991.10 - 2003.03
Professor. Dept. of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University 2003.04 -

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  • Mechanisms of cell fate specification during animal embryogenesis
    Developmental biology-related

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  • American Sciety of Developmental Biology

  • Japanese Society of Zoology

  • Japanese Society of Developmental Biology

  • International Society of Developmental Biology


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  • A chordate species lacking Nodal utilizes calcium oscillation and Bmp for left-right patterning., Onuma TA*, Hayashi M, Gyojya F, Kishi K, Wang K and Nishida H., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.,in press, 2020.02, Papers

  • Protein phosphatase 2A is essential to maintain meiotic arrest, and to prevent Ca2+ burst at spawning and eventual parthenogenesis in the larvacean Oikopleura dioica. , Matsuo M*, Onuma TA, Omotezako T and Nishida N, Developmental Biology.,in press, 2019.12, Papers

  • ANISEED 2019: 4D exploration of genetic data for an extended range of tunicates., Dardaillon J, Dauga D, Simion P, Faure E, Onuma TA, DeBiasse M, Louis A, Nitta K, Naville M, Besnardeau L, Reeves W, Wang K, Fagotto M, Guéroult-Bellone M, Fujiwara S, Dumollard R, Veeman M, Volff JN, Roest Crollius H, Douzery E, Ryan J, Davidson B, Nishida H, Dantec C* and Lemaire P*, Nucleic Acids Research,in press, 2019.10, Papers

  • Wavy movements of epidermis monocilia drive the neurula rotation that determines left–right asymmetry in ascidian embryos., Yamada S#, Tanaka Y#, Imai KS, Saigou M, Onuma TA and Nishida N* (#equal contribution) , Developmental Biology.,448(2): 173-182., 2019.04, Papers

  • Vitelline membrane proteins promote left-sided nodal expression after neurula rotation in the ascidian, Halocynthia roretzi., Tanaka, Y., Yamada, S., Connop, S. L., Hashii, N., Sawada, H., Shih, Y., and Nishida, H., Dev. Biol,449, 52-61, 2019.04, Papers

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  • Special, Frontier in cell cycle, Hiroki Nishida, 2010.01

  • Special, Diversity of nervous system: the origin and evolution, Hiroki Nishida, Baifukan, 2007.07

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  • Yoshihiro Katoh Memorial Award, Hiroki Nishida, Japanese Society of Developmental Biology, 1991.05

  • The Zoological Society Incentive Award, Hiroki Nishida, Japanese Society of Zoology, 1995.09

  • Inoue Prize for Science, Hiroki Nishida, Inoue Science Foundation, 2005.02

  • Osaka Science Prize, Hiroki Nishida, Osaka Prifecture, 2004.11

  • The Zoological Society Prize, Hiroki Nishida, Japanese Society of Zoology, 2003.09

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Media report 【 display / non-display

  • Metazoans in the DNAi Club, The Scientist, 2015.07


Conference management 【 display / non-display

  • International Conference, 7th International Tunicate Meeting , Science advisory commitee, 2013.07

  • International Conference, 2nd International Workshop on Tunicate Information System, Organizer, 2012.11

  • International Conference, Halocynthia genome annotation Jamboree, organizer, 2012.11

Outside Activity Management 【 display / non-display

  • Academic society, Japanese society of Developmental Biology, 2009.01 - 2010.12