About Shibuya Lab
Unraveling the peculiarities of germ cells that ensure the survival of species
Even if organisms reach the end of their lives at the individual level, they can survive semi-permanently at the species level by refreshing the genetic and epigenetic information in their germ cells and passing it on to the next generation accurately. In order to ensure the immortality of gametes, many unique biological phenomena are observed in germ cells. Our team combines mouse and nematode genetics, cytology, biochemistry, etc., and to focuse on unique biological phenomena seen only in germ cells in order to study their molecular basis.