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Genshiro Sunagawa

  • MD, Phd
  • Research Scientest
  • RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
  • 15PublicationsNumber of items in Genshiro's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers

Recent publications

  • Integrative Transcription Start Site Analysis and Physiological Phenotyping Reveal Torpor-Specific Expressions in Mouse Skeletal Muscle

    • Sunagawa G
    • Deviatiiarov R
    • Ishikawa K
    • et al.
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  • Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors Chrm1 and Chrm3 Are Essential for REM Sleep

    • Niwa Y
    • Kanda G
    • Yamada R
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Research Scientest


April 2015 - Present

Research Scientest

Quantitative Biology Center

April 2013 - March 2015(2 years)



Kyoto University School of Medicine

April 1995 - March 2000(5 years)

Research interests


I have been working as a clinician (pediatrician and anesthetist) since 2001. The amazing discovery of hibernating tropical primates, which was done by Kathrin Dausmann on 2004 (Dausmann KH, Nature, 2004), inspired me to take a step in the field of biomedical applications of natural phenomena like hibernation. I studied the mechanism of homeostatic regulation of mammalian sleep using quantitative sleep evaluation for genetically modified animals at Laboratory for Synthetic Biology, RIKEN, Kobe. From 2015, I moved to Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration, RIKEN and I am focusing on understanding of active hypometabolsim in mammals. The final goal is to develop a safe method to make human hibernate for clinical applications.


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