Noboru Mizushima Professor
Our laboratory is working on intracellular degradation systems, particularly focusing on the molecular mechanisms and physiological significance of autophagy. Autophagy research is related to various research fields such as cell biology, biophysics, physiology, developmental biology, neurology, metabolism, and oncology. It is a cellular process that is known to be disrupted in several human diseases. We pursue multidisciplinary studies using a variety of techniques including biochemical and molecular biological methods, fluorescence and electron microscopy, and mathematical modeling. Several model organisms such as mice, zebrafish, yeasts, and parasites are used in our lab.