Tetsuya Nakamura

Fish fins have been changing form throughout millions of years of evolution. Not only has a multitude of fins types developed from this variation, but also fins have evolved into indispensable appendages of extant animals, namely limbs and wings. Although the importance of the evolutionary trends behind this progression is clearly visible in the flourishing of modern vertebrates, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still largely unknown.

To elucidate these mechanisms, I am using both model and non-model organisms, primarily chondrichthyes (sharks and rays), with a specific focus on the systems that control morphology.

Publications (*Corresponding author)

2015-present 2014 & earlier

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