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, and finding new ways of harnessing that knowledge to reconstitute developmental processes in a culture system. Through these efforts, researchers at the CDB hope to contribute to the understanding of pathogenesis of human diseases and also to the advancement of next-generation medicine, such as regenerative medicine, for the benefit of society.



  • 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]

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