Yoichiro Tamori, Ph.D.
1994–1998 B.S. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
1998–2000 M.S. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
2000–2002 Staff, AS ONE Corporation, Osaka, Japan
2002–2005 Ph.D. Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
2005–2006 Postdoctoral Associate, A. Erives Lab, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
2006–2014 Postdoctoral Associate, W-M. Deng Lab, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
2014– Assistant Professor, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan.
I obtained my Ph.D. in 2005 from Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan). My doctoral work with Masami Wakahara centered on the developmental mechanisms of germline specification in amphibian embryos. After my Ph.D., I moved to Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) to pursue my postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Albert Erives, where I investigated the molecular evolution of neuroectodermal enhancer organization in the Drosophila genome. In 2006, I moved to Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) to join the laboratory of Wu-Min Deng as a postdoctoral associate. Here I studied molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell competition, tissue repair, and tumor development using Drosophila as a model system. I developed my findings into the concept of “morphomeostasis,” which is the focus of my ongoing research. Outside of the lab, I have fun biking the neighborhood with my kids, taking intriguing pictures, drinking great wines, playing guitar and going out for a trip to see my friends.
I earned my B.S. in 2016 from Keio University studying for developmental biology using Xenopus laevis in Dr. Kuroda's laboratory. I joined the Tamori lab from April 2016, because I have been fascinated by morphogenesis and homeostasis. Since I changed my model system from Xenopus to Drosophila, I still have some troubles in experiments. But, I am always impressed by the power of fly genetics and beautiful fluorescent images. Everyday I play with a whole bunch of fruit flies and enjoy looking into a microscope. On weekends, I love to watch sports and movies drinking a beer.