Takashi Takeuchi

Takashi Takeuchi

@ Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

Takashi Takeuchi, Ph.D. is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University. Current research interest of Dr. Takeuchi and his group is in mechanisms capable of developing or regenerating normal morphogenesis of tissues.
He obtained his Ph.D. from Nagoya University in 1991, and worked as a Principal Investigator in Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences where he found jumonji (jmj) gene and Jmj family, and identified molecular functions of jmj in cardiac development. He moved to Tottori University in 2009, and his group has established molecular genetic systems using newts. Using the system, his group very recently has shown that the general function of Hox13 is conserved between limb development and regeneration, and across taxa. In addition, they also have shown that newt Hoxa13 has a predominant role in digit formation, unlike mice.