Centers & Labs

RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB)

Masatoshi  Takeichi(Ph.D.)
Masatoshi Takeichi

The RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) was launched in April 2000 to advance research in the fields of animal development and regeneration and contribute to areas of clinical medicine that can benefit from such research. 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.



  • Laboratory for Organ Regeneration
    Takashi Tsuji(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.)

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]

Recent Research Results