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Yoshihiro Komatsu

Yoshihiro Komatsu

Regular Member

Associate Professor

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McGovern Medical School
Department of Pediatrics

Komatsu Lab
Because craniofacial abnormalities account for about one-third of all human congenital defects, we are interested in researching the relationship between cilia function and craniofacial defects. 

Goal

(1) Understanding the molecular pathogenesis of congenital craniofacial diseases

(2) Regenerating craniofacial tissues including cartilage and bone

(3) Preventing craniofacial skeletal disorders in humans

How we do it

By using mice as an animal model along with human embryonic stem cells, we seek to uncover potential therapeutic applications for craniofacial diseases.

For students

We have focused on elucidating the pathogenesis of craniofacial birth defects. Your study will provide an avenue for protection against the pathogenesis of craniofacial anomalies!

PubMed

McGovern Medical School Faculty

Education & Training

PhD, Kumamoto University, 2004

Research Info

bone development; ciliopathy; craniofacial development; Mouse development and genetics; stem cells