Dr. Hironobu Fujiwara RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) Kobe, Japan

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Hironobu Fujiwara is a Principal Investigator at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB). He obtained his PhD in 2003 from Osaka University under the supervision of Professor Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi. He then obtained a postdoctoral position at Japan Science and Technology Agency (Sekiguchi’s lab) studying the role of the basement... read moremembrane in mouse gastrulation. In 2007, he moved to accept a postdoctoral position in Fiona Watt’s lab at Cancer Research UK Cambridge where he investigated the role of locally specialized basement membrane in niche formation in mammalian skin. In 2012, he joined RIKEN CDB to lead his research group. His current primary research interest is mechanisms involved in microenvironmental regulation of stem cells and tissue architecture.