Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB)

Hiroshi  Hamada(M.D., Ph.D.)
Hiroshi Hamada
(M.D., Ph.D.)

The CDB is dedicated to developing a better understanding of fundamental processes of animal development at the molecular and cell biological level, the more complex phenomena involved in organogenesis as well as the biology of stem cells and regeneration. By elucidating these processes researchers working at CDB hope to improve the effectiveness of regenerative medicine, for the benefit of society.



  • Single-cell Omics Research Unit
    Itoshi Nikaido(Ph.D.)
  • Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration
    Project Leader: Masayo Takahashi(M.D., Ph.D.)
    Deputy Project Leader: Michiko Mandai(M.D., Ph.D.)
    Deputy Project Leader: Sunao Sugita(M.D., Ph.D.)
  • RIKEN CDB–Otsuka Pharmaceutical Collaboration Center
    Hiroshi Hamada(M.D., Ph.D.)

Contact information

2-2-3 Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku
Kobe, Hyogo
650-0047 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)78-306-0111
Fax: +81-(0)78-306-0101

Email: cdb [at]

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