I love observing dynamic multicellular movements, and I am always looking for fascinating cell movements in development.
I also love camping, snowboarding, scuba diving, listening to music, and eating ramen.
Hidehiko completed his doctoral degree at Osaka university in 2011, for his work on understanding mechanisms of loss of competence to responding to inductive signal for ascidian notochord induction in the laboratory of Dr. Hiroki Nishida. He did his postdoctoral work with Dr. Edwin Munro at University of Chicago working on elucidating mechanical basis for zippering and neural tube closure in ascidian embryos. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the laboratory of Dr. Takeo Horie at Osaka university, Frontier Biological Sciences in 2022.
- Differential expression of a classic Cadherin directs tissue-level contractile asymmetry during neural tube closure
Hidehiko Hashimoto, Edwin Munro.
- Sequential contraction and exchange of apical junctions drives zippering and neural tube closure in a simple chordate
Hidehiko Hashimoto, Francois Robin, Kristin Sherrard, Edwin Munro.