Aquaculture Biology

 In order to achieve the sustainable utilization of aquatic bio-resources, this laboratory deals with fundamental studies being required for the development of advanced aquaculture technologies. By utilizing advanced life science technologies, we especially analyze mechanisms underlying metabolic regulation and gametogenesis, which regulate growth and reproduction of various aquatic animals, in fields of comparative physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology; education of such basic research fields and the corresponding research technologies is also performed in this laboratory. We also perform applicable studies based on such basic sciences, of which include: “reproductive regulation of aquatic animals”, “monitoring of endocrine disrupting pollution in aquatic environment”, “gender discrimination of aquatic animals, and “in vitro generation of artificial extracellular matricessuch as collagen, born, and cornea”.