Welcome to our lab

Artificial control of reproduction of an animal species is an important aspect of domestication. Breeding of a superproducing livestock would not be successful without an efficient way of controlling reproduction, such as the artificial insemination, superovulation, embryo transfer, sexing and cloned animals.

The Laboratory of Animal Reproduction is carrying out the basic reproductive biology to provide the theoretical rationale for the above-mentioned means of the reproductive engineering.

Mammalian reproduction is controlled by a functional unit called the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is a decapeptide situated at the highest place in the axis and constitutes the final common pathway of the brain control of the reproduction.

Our current research focuses on the analysis on neural circuits controlling the activity of GnRH-producing neurons to understand the neuroendocrine mechanism of reproduction using rat and mouse models.

Call for graduate students

See this Website of our lab. Contact Prof. Tsukamura and Uenoyama before you decide to sit the entrance exam. You are always welcomed to visit our lab.

Meeting Information

3rd World Congress of Kisspeptin 2017
March 30 & 31, 2017
Orlando, Florida

ENDO 2017
April 1-4, 2017
Orlando, Florida

4th World Congress of Reproductive Biology
September 27-29, 2017
Okinawa, Japan