Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Naoki YamanakaNaoki Yamanaka

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:

Genomics Building /2202B
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-5253
Fax: (951) 827-3086
Email: naoki.yamanaka@ucr.edu


PhD (Biological Sciences) 2007 University of Tokyo
BSc (Agriculture) 2002 University of Tokyo

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Disease Vector Research

Areas Of Expertise:

Neuroendocrine Control of Development; Steroid Hormone Signaling; Insect Innate Behavior

Awards / Honors:

25th Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists, Inoue Foundation for Science, Japan
NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), NIH/NICHD 

Research Summary:

Our lab is focused on identifying and characterizing neuroendocrine signaling pathways that regulate physiological and behavioral changes during insect development. Similar to humans, where physical and mental development during juvenile stage (puberty) is controlled by the neuroendocrine system, insects also have a sophisticated hormone signaling network that regulates their developmental transitions. Mainly by using fruit fly molecular genetic tools, we would like to understand what kind of hormones and receptors are involved in this system, how they work at the molecular level, and how such knowledge can be applied to develop new approaches to control animal development..

Selected Publications:

List of publications from PubMed

Lab Personnel: +

Ohara, Yuya
Postdoctoral Fellow — Yuya studies developmental signals that initiate insect metamorphosis.

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career OpportunitiesUCR Libraries
Campus StatusDirections to UCR

Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director