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KATO-MINOURA, Takako, Ph. D.
Associate Professor   Profile

Takako Kato-Minoura    Education
   Department of Molecular Biology, School of Science, Nagoya University,
   1987-1991
   Division of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University,
   1991-1996 Ph. D.
   Positions
   Pre-doctoral Assistant, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroanatomy,
   University of Minnesota, 1992-1993
   JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2), Nagoya University, 1996-1997
   Reserch Associate, National Institute for Basic Biology, 1997-2002
   Technical Official, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 2002-2003
   Reserch Associate, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,
   The University of Tokyo, 2003-2007
   Reserch Associate, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, 2007-2008
   Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 2008-present



KAMIYA, Ritsu, Ph. D.
Professor Emeritus (The Univ. of Tokyo), Collaborative Researcher (Chuo Univ.)

Ritsu Kamiya








KAWAI-TOYOOKA, Hiroko, Ph. D.
Research Scientist (The Univ. of Tokyo), Collaborative Researcher (Chuo Univ.)


OGIWARA, Yutaro(The 2nd year of the master's program)
Graduation thesis:Cell biological studies on structure and function of tubulin.

MARUYAMA, Wakana (Undergraduate student)

INO, Yoshiaki (Undergraduate student)

WATANABE, Akane (Undergraduate student)

TOKUSA, Yuna (Undergraduate student)

KAWASAKI, Yui (Undergraduate student)

ITO, Ayumi (Undergraduate student)

OOSUGA, Yuri (Undergraduate student)
 (In collaboration with Dr. Takashi Tsuboi, the Univ. of Tokyo)



Past Members

・KATO, Yasuka (M. S., 2017)
 Master thesis: Establishment of a low-cost and highly efficient method for differnciation of
 the pancreatic beta cells using human iPS cells.
 (In collaboration with Dr. Tatsuo Michiue, the Univ. of Tokyo)
 Graduation thesis:Development of a new procedure for differentiation of human iPS cells into
   insulin-producing cells. (In collaboration with Dr. Tatsuo Michiue, the Univ. of Tokyo)

・ISHIGAMI, Riho (M. S., 2016)
 Master thesis: Rearrangement of actin cytoskeleton during primary ciliogenesis in Xenopus epithelial
 cells.
 Poster presentation: Ciliogenesis in Xenopus epithelial cells may depend on novel actin-containing
 structures formed at the basal region. (Joint meeting of the 22nd International Congress of Zoology
 and the 87th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, Nov., 2016 in Okinawa, Japan.)
 Research paper: A study on morphorogy and primary ciliogenesis of epithelial cells using statistical
 approaches. (Data and actuary minor   Supervisor: Dr. Yoshihiro Yajima)
 Graduation thesis:The shape of cultured epithelial cells and their ability to generate primary cilia.

・SHIBASAKI, Takuya (M. S., 2015)
 Master thesis: Analysis of a Chlamydomonas formin like protein with a PH domain.
 Graduation thesis: Rasing polyclonal antibodies against a formin-like protein (g5016) in
  Chlamydomonas.

・KOIZUMI, Junnya (M. S., 2014)
 Master thesis: Studies on a novel Chlamydomonas mutant resistant to anti-tubulin drugs.
 Graduation thesis: Analysis of a colchicine resistant mutant (col-1) in Chlamydomonas.

・NAITO, Tatsuya (M. S., 2014)
 Master thesis: The expression patterns of the two actin genes in a colonial volvocales,
  Gonium pectorale.
 Graduation thesis: Preparations for a localization analysis of the two actin homologs in a colonial
  Volvocales, Gonium.

・NAGAHORI, Koh (M. S., 2014)
 Master thesis: Search for unconventional actin sequences in Ulvophyceae.

・MAKINO, Haruka (M. S., 2013)
 Master thesis: Imaging of GFP-tagged flagellar proteins expressed in live Chlamydomonas cells.
 Graduation thesis: The effects of micro/nano bubbles to Xenopus cultured cells (A6).
 Oral presentation: The effects of nano bubbles to Xenopus cultured cells (A6).
  The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, Sep., 2012 in Osaka.

・MASUDA, Yoshito (M. S., 2013)
 Master thesis: Effects of an actin gene with the regulatory region of tubulin on the flagellar formation
  and motility in Chlamydomonas .
 Graduation thesis:Transformation of a Chlamydomonas actin-less mutant, ida5 with a chimeric actin
  gene which has the 5'-UTR region of the a1 tubulin gene.
 Oral presentation:Effects of an actin gene with an altered regulatory region on the flagellar formation
  and motility in Chlamydomonas.
  The 84th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, Sep., 2013 in Okayama.

・SATOMURA, Takuya (M. S., 2013)
 Master thesis: Effect of isoelectric point alteration on the in vivo function of Chlamydomonas
  unconventional actin (NAP).
 Graduation thesis:Functional analysis of the Chlamydomonas unconventional actin (NAP) with an
  altered isoelectric point.

・SHIMADA, Kentaro(M. S., 2013)
 Master thesis: Lack of filopodial localization of Chlamydomonas unconventional actin (NAP) expressed in
  cultured animal cells.
 Graduation thesis:Ectopically expressed Chlamydomonas unconventional actin (NAP) in filopodia of
  cultured animal cells.


・TANG, Yidong (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・SAKAKIBARA, Ko (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・TAKENAKA, Miki (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・ISHIDA, Miho (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・TSUKADA, Mahiro (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・ISHIGAKI, Mami (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・TSUKAHARA, Kota (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・TANAKA, Fumika (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・MIYAZAKI, Ken-ya (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・IKEDA, Misaki (B. S., 2018)Graduation thesis:

・ICHIHASHI, Kanna (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Analysis of a mutant that solely expresses K350E
 beta tubulin (tub1colR4) in Chlamydomonas.

・SUGAI, Hinano (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Generation and analysis of mutants that solely express
 Y24H alpha tubulin.

・SUGAWARA, Izumi (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Analysis of cGMP dynamics in the sensory neurons
 of C. elegans. (In collaboration with Dr. Takashi Tsuboi, the Univ. of Tokyo)

・SUZUKI, Ryosuke (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Analysis of novel propyzamide-resistant mutants in
 Chlamydomonas.

・TAKEMOTO, Yuta (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Examination of low-cost methods for three-
 dimensional culture and their influence on the spheroid morphology and differentiation using human iPS
 cells. (In collaboration with Dr. Tatsuo Michiue, the Univ. of Tokyo)

・NARITA, Mami (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Generation and analysis of Chlamydomonas strains that
 express a human actin gene.

・HAYASAKA, Yuki (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Effects on intracellular molecular dynamics by
 bacterial metabolites in gut endocrine L cells.
 (In collaboration with Dr. Takashi Tsuboi, the Univ. of Tokyo)

・MIZUOKA, Yuki (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Generation and analysis of Chlamydomonas strains that
 express a human tubulin gene.

・MUKAIYAMA, Masatoshi (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Analysis of a mutant that expresses K350E
 beta tubulin in Chlamydomonas.

・YAMAKITA, Kohei (B. S., 2017)Graduation thesis: Characterization of Chlamydomonas transformants
 that express a human actin gene.

・FUJITA, Suguru (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: A trial to identify kinesin-like motor proteins involving in
 the axopodial transport in Raphidiophrys.
 Exchange student at University of Hawaii at Manoa (2015.9-2016.7)

・ISHIDA, Rika (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Mechanism that increases intracellular cGMP level in
 response to amino-acids in intestinal enteroendocrine L-cells.
 (In collaboration with Dr. Takashi Tsuboi, the Univ. of Tokyo)

・KATAI, Yutaka (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Live imaging of f-actin structures using a peptide probe,
 Lifeact.

・KURIHARA, Tomoko (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Identification and analysis of mutants lacking a
 tubulin gene(tub1) in Chlamydomonas.

・TASHIRO, Ai (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Analysis of mutants lacking a tubulin gene (tua2) in
 Chlamydomonas.

・TSUKAMOTO, Natsuki (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: A study on NAP, an unconventional actin in
 Volvocalean using a colonial volvocine, Gonium pectorale.

・FUJISAWA, Haruka (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Identification and analysis of mutants lacking a
 tubulin gene (tub2) in Chlamydomonas.

・HONDA, Juna (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Action of APM1, a molecular chaperone on microtubules.

・MAEZAWA, Aoi (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Live imaging of f-actin structures in a proximal
 convoluted tubule derived cultured cell, LLC-PK1, during ciliogenesis.

・YAMAMOTO, Nagisa (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Analysis of mutants that lack NAP, an
 unconventional actin in Chlamydomonas.

・WATANABE, Yota (B. S., 2016)Graduation thesis: Expression of NAP, an unconventional actin in
 Chlamydomonas in fission yeast.

・KONNO, Yuta   Graduation thesis: Evaluation on polimerizability of NAP, an unconventional actin in
 Chlamydomonas in fission yeast.

・TANAKA, Koyuki (B. S., 2015)Graduation thesis: A trial of actin-gene knockout using homologous
 recombination.

・ABE, Ryuji (B. S., 2015)Graduation thesis: Studies on a novel Chlamydomonas mutant, hpr1, resistant
 to anti-tubulin drugs.

・WATANABE, Akane (B. S., 2015)Graduation thesis: Evaluation on polimerizability of actin-NAP chimeric
 proteins.

・MATSUDA, Shogo (B. S., 2015)Graduation thesis: Studies on in vivo dynamics of signaling molecules in
 C. elegans. (In collaboration with Dr. Takashi Tsuboi, the Univ. of Tokyo)

・TSUKAGOSHI, Akira (B. S., 2015)Graduation thesis: Knocking-down of the expression of NAP by an
 amiRNA expression vector with a constitutive promoter.

・SAKAMOTO, Keisuke (B. S., 2015)Graduation thesis: Expression of NAP, a divegent actin in a colonial
 volvocales, Gonium pectorale.

・ITAKURA, Ayaka (B. S., 2015)Graduation thesis: Knocking-down of the expression of NAP by an
 amiRNA expression vector with an inducible promoter.

・KABUKI, Kentaro (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Asexual life cycle and development of cytoplasmic
 bridges in Volvox rousseletii.

・KANNO, Emiri (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Isolation of motility-deficient mutants of Chlamydomonas
 by a novel procedure.

・KOUNO, Chihaya (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Isolation of NAP amiRNA transformants with an
 inducible promoter.

・KODAMA, Ayami (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: A trial to disrupt an actin gene by homologous
 recombination in Chlamydomonas.

・NAKAMURA, Tomomi (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Knocking-down of the expression of NAP, a
 divergent actin in Chlamydomonas by amiRNA.

・HIRAI, Hiroshi (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Analysis of novel Chlamydomonas mutants with abnormal
 flagellar structure.

・HORIKOSHI, Yuko (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Evaluation of actin subdomains responsible for
 formation of the inner-arm dyneins.

・MATSUMOTO, Kazuki (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Axopodial dynamics in Raphidiophrys contractilis.

・CHIHARA, Yohei (B. S., 2013) Graduation thesis: Knocking down an actin gene using artificial microRNA
 system for Chlamydomonas.

・HIRAYAMA, Ai (B. S., 2013) Graduation thesis: Isolation and analysis of Chlamydomonas mutants with
 unusual property in stickiness to the glass.

・IMAEDA, Kaori (B. S., 2013) Graduation thesis: Evaluation of actin subdomains responsible for formation
 of the inner-arm dyneins.

・KOSAKA, Mayu (B. S., 2013) Graduation thesis: Isolation of Xenopus stable cell lines that express
 fluorescently tagged-tubulin.

・NAKAMURA, Toshihiro (B. S., 2013) Graduation thesis: A trial to disrupt an actin gene by homologous
 recombination in Chlamydomonas.

・NOMURA, Yukihiro (B. S., 2013) Graduation thesis: Identification of a partial sequences of the actin
 gene in colonial Volvocales, Pleodorina californica .

・ONOBUCHI, Anna (B. S., 2013) Graduation thesis: Isolation of novel Chlamydomonas mutants that
 display abnormal stickiness to glass.

・ONISHI, Kei (B. S., 2014) Graduation thesis: Evaluation of RDF construction of FAMSBASE by semantic
 web. (In Iwadate laboratory, Chuo Univ.)

・EHARA, Mika (B. S., 2012) Graduation thesis: A trial to identify full sequences and phylogenic analysis of
 the actin genes in colonial Volvocales, Eudorina elegans and Volvulina steinii.

・KOBAYASHI, Yuka (B. S., 2012) Graduation thesis: Formation of primary cilia in LLC-PK1, a cultured cell
 line derived from the proximal convoluted tubule.

・OOSAWA, Yuta (B. S., 2012) Graduation thesis: Analysis of mutants resistant to tubulin polymerization
 inhibitors in Chlamydomonas.

・SAKAZUME, Akito (B. S., 2012) Graduation thesis: Formation of primary cilia in A6, a Xenopus cultured
 cell line.

・SASAKI, Haruka (B. S., 2012) Graduation thesis: Transformation of an EGFP-tagged actin gene into
 Chlamydomonas.

・SEKI, Ikuko (B. S., 2012) Graduation thesis: A role of xRhoGEF3 during gastrulation in Xenopus
 embryos. (In collaboration with Dr. Tatsuo Michiue, the Univ. of Tokyo)

・SUKIGARA, Haruna (B. S., 2012) Graduation thesis: Isolation and analysis of mutants resistant to tubulin
 polymerization inhibitors in Chlamydomonas.

・AKIMOTO, Nobuyuki (B. S., 2011) Graduation thesis: Identification and phylogenic analysis of an actin
 gene in a colonial Volvocales, Gonium pectorale.

・KARINO, Kumiko (B. S., 2011) Graduation thesis: Partial identification and phylogenic analysis of an
 unconventional actin (NAP) gene in a colonial Volvocales, Volvulina steinii.

・MACHIDA, Yuji (B. S., 2011) Graduation thesis: Localization analysis of the two actin genes in oca3,
 a Chlamydomonas mutant defective in cytokinesis.

・YOSHIGA, Norito (B. S., 2011) Graduation thesis:Partial identification and phylogenic analysis of an
 actin gene in a colonial Volvocales, Volvulina steinii.


・UEKI, Noriko, Ph. D. (Chuo Univ. Collaborative Researcher, 2013-2015)Functional analysis of a novel
 retro-transposon in a multicellular green alga, Volvox.

・KOHNO, Takahiro, Ph. D.(Chuo Univ. Collaborative Researcher, 2010-2011)Molecular properties of a
 novel unconventional actin (NAP) in a green alga, Chlamydomonas. (Type 1 collaborative research
 in the Institute of Science and Engineering, Chuo University)



Career after Graduation

B. S.
IT systems analysts / Contract Research Organizations / Retail companies / Consulting firms /
Packaging Material Manufacturers / Life Insurance Companies / Food manufacturers /
Graduate Schools in the Univ. of Tokyo, Tohoku Univ., and Waseda Univ. /
Professional schools

M. S.
Professions in Food industries / Beauty and Cosmetics / IT / Education and Welfare