Welocome to Wada lab

  • On-going projects

  1) Molecular basis of regulation of the critical period for vocal


      Key words:  

         Singing-induced genes

         Epigenetic reagulation

                (DNA methylation and histone modification)

         Gene manipulaion using virus expression system

         Next generation sequencing

         Cell type-specific gene manipulation

         Behavioral manipulation


 2) Vocal learning and production of species-specific 

     song patterns

       Key words:  

         Evolution of species-specific vocal patterns

         Species-specifically regulated genes

         cis-/trans- transcriptional regulation

         Cortical-basal ganglia loop

         Cross-fostering experiment

         Hybrid songbirds


 3) Adaptation of songbirds as an animal model for vocal

       communication disorders

        Key words: