Satoshi H. Namekawa

Satoshi Namekawa headshot

Position Title

  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
312 Briggs Hall

Research Interests

One of the greatest mysteries in biology concerns how life has perpetuated, and continues to perpetuate, from generation to generation. A key feature of the mammalian germline is sexual dimorphism: the dual developmental processes of spermatogenesis and oogenesis. These processes are inherently complex, which poses significant challenges to understanding the perpetuity of life and the development of treatments for germline-derived genetic and epigenetic diseases. Our research directions converge to address how epigenetic mechanisms govern spermatogenesis and oogenesis, culminating in the generation of functional sperm and eggs. Ultimately, we aim to clarify how fundamental germline mechanisms intersect to ensure genome maintenance, genome defense, and epigenetic gene regulation on a systemic level.

Graduate Program Affiliations

Education and Degree(s)
  • 2000 B.S. Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • 2002 M.S. Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • 2005 Ph.D. Tokyo University of Science, Japan