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Introduction of our tenure-track faculties

Shinohara Kyosuke

Affiliation Organization for Promotion of Tenure-track System / Institute of Engineering
Division Division of Biotechnology and Life Science
Research field Cell Biology
Keyword(S) Cilia, Cytoskeleton
Research experience

・2005.4-2007.9: JSPS research fellow (DC1)
・2007.10-2008.3: JSPS research fellow (PD)
・2008.4-2011.3: JSPS research fellow (PD)
・2011.4-2012.8: Specially Appointed Researcher (Osaka University)
・2012.9-2015.7: Assistant Professor (Osaka University)
・2015.8-present: Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Educational background

・2003.3 Batchelor (Engineering), Faculty of Systems Innovation, Univeristy of Tokyo
・2005.3 Master (Engineering), Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Sciences, University of Tokyo
・2007.9 Doctor (Engineering), Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Sciences, University of Tokyo


・Award from Dean of the School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, March 20th 2008.

Selected papers and publications

・K. Shinohara*, D. Chen*, T. Nishida*, K. Misaki, S. Yonemura, H. Hamada *equal contribution Dev. Cell 35 236-246 (2015)
・F. Dong, K. Shinohara, Y. Botilde, R. Nabeshima, Y. Asai, A. Fukumoto, T. Hasegawa, M. Matsuo, H. Takeda, H. Shiratori, T. Nakamura, and H. Hamada J. Cell Biol. 204 203-213 (2014)
・T. Nakamura, D. Saito, A. Kawasumi, K. Shinohara, Y. Asai, K. Takaoka, F. Dong, A. Takamatsu, JA. Belo, A. Mochizuki, H. Hamada Nat. Comm. 3 1322 (2012)
・S. Yoshiba, H. Shiratori, IY. Kuo, A. Kawasumi, K. Shinohara, S. Nonaka, Y. Asai, G. Sasaki, J. A. Belo, H. Sasaki, J. Nakai, B. Dworniczak, B. E. Ehrlich, P. Pennekamp, H. Hamada Science 338 226-231 (2012)
・K. Shinohara*, A. Kawasumi*, A. Takamatsu, S. Yoshiba, Y. Botilde, N. Motoyama, W. Reith, B. Durand, H. Shiratori, H. Hamada *equal contribution Nat. Comm. 3 622 (2012)
・K. Kunimoto, Y. Yamazaki*, T. Nishida*, K. Shinohara*, H. Ishikawa*, T. Hasegawa, T. Okanoue, H. Hamada, T. Noda, A. Tamura, S. Tsukita and S. Tsukita *equal contribution Cell 148 189-200 (2012)
・M. Hashimoto, K. Shinohara, J. Wang, S. Ikeuchi, S. Yoshiba, C. Meno, S. Nonaka, S. Takada, K. Hatta, A. Wynshaw-Boris, H. Hamada Nat. Cell Biol. 12 170-176 (2010)
・K. Shinohara, Y. Yokoyama, T. Torii, K. Okamoto Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 034103 (2008)
・K. Shinohara, T. Fukui, H. Abe, N. Sekimura, K. Okamoto Langmuir 22 6477-6480 (2006)
・K. Shinohara, Y. Sugii, J. H. Jeong, K. Okamoto Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76 106109 (2005)

Research Description

We examine role of cilia in mice. Cilia are nanomachine motor devices that protrude from cell surface and play important role on transport of fluid in airway, brain, and oviduct. Using knockout mouse, electron microscopy, and protein engineering, we address molecular basis of motility and mechanical property of cilia: How cilia move or how cilia acquire their stiffness and integrity.

About TUAT's tenure-track program

TUAT Tenure track program prepares enough start-up grant and powefful organization that assist Tenure Track researchers. To be principle investigator, I think our program is very attractive for young researchers.

Future aspirations

I would like to carry out research that yield novel concept of biology. In future, I try to do not only cilia biology but the other fields of life sciences.