On March １４, 2017 two students who graduated in March 2016 received Morishima Awards from the Department of Genetics, SOKENDAI. The Morishima Award was established using a donation from the Morishima family honoring the late professor emeritus of NIG, Dr. Hiroko MORISHIMA. It awards students who receive a doctoral degree from the Department of Genetics to acknowledge their outstanding performances during PhD studies.
・Yuki TSUCHIYA (Division of Centrosome Biology, thesis advisor Daiju KITAGAWA)
thesis title : The role of Cep295 in centrosome biogenesis of human cells
・Kazunori YAMAMTO (Cell Architecture Laboratory, thesis advisor: Akatsuki KIMURA)
thesis title : A study on inter-cellular forces for blastomere configurations in developing embryos