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Drosophila research experts - Neuro-Endocrinology

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Ryusuke Niwa

Ryusuke Niwa leads the Physiological Dynamics research group in the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

The major aim of his laboratory is to elucidate the neuroendocrine system and interorgan communication mechanism to regulate development and physiology.

Since 2008 when he started his own laboratory, he has mainly using Drosophila and studied ecdysone biosynthesis, germline stem cell proliferation, energy homeostasis, reproductive dormancy, host-parasitoid wasp interaction, and chemical biology of pesticides.

He is a person who named the following 5 Drosophila genes, including slingshot, neverland, noppera-bo, ouija board, and séance.

Having published research in a variety of journals, Stephen is a welcome addition to the Fly Editorial Board. If you're not already familiar with his work, seek out the examples below:

  • Yoshinari Y, Ameku T, Kondo S, Tanimoto H, Kuraishi T, Shimada-Niwa Y, Niwa R (2020) Neuronal octopamine signaling regulates mating-induced germline stem cell increase in female Drosophila melanogaster. Elife 9:e57101. doi: 10.7554/eLife.57101.
  • Imura E, Shimada-Niwa Y, Nishimura T, Hückesfeld S, Schlegel P, Ohhara Y, Kondo S, Tanimoto H, Cardona A, Pankratz MJ, Niwa R (2020) The Corazonin-PTTH neuronal axis controls systemic body growth by regulating basal ecdysteroid biosynthesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Current Biology 30: 1–10. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2020.03.050.
  • Ameku T, Yoshinari Y, Texada MJ, Amezawa K, Yoshizaki G, Shimada-Niwa Y, Niwa R (2018) Midgut-derived neuropeptide F controls germline stem cell proliferation in a mating-dependent manner. PLOS Biology 16: e2005004. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.2005004.
drosophila Neuro-Endocrinology expert Ryusuke Niwa

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