Welocome to Wada lab

  • On-going projects

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

       learning

      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) Species-specific constraint and learnability for vocal learning

     and production

       Key words:  

         Evolution of species-specific vocal patterns

         Species-specifically regulated genes

         Cortical-basal ganglia loop

         Cross-fostering experiment

    

 3) Adaptaion of songbirds as an animal model for vocal

       communicaton disorders

        Key words:  

          Deafening

          Stuttering