Dr Yoshiyuki Yamamoto

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Name: Yoshiyuki Yamamoto Email: yoshiyuki.yamamoto@ucl.ac.uk
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Department: Cell & Developmental Biology Fax:
Position: Lecturer Address: Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Research Domain: Basic Life Sciences, Neuroscience Web Page: Personal Web Page

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Research Description

My research goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the generation of morphological novelties during evolution. I am currently using the Mexican characin Astyanax Mexicanus as a model system for studying micro- and macroevolution and development.

Research Activities

Circadian rhythms. Light detection. Cell cycle timing.

Developmental Mechanisms of Evolutionary Morphology

Education Description

UCL Collaborators

Prof David Whitmore; Prof David Becker; Dr Manlio Vinciguerra

External Collaborators

Publications

    2012

    • Yoshizawa M, Yamamoto Y, O'Quin KE, Jeffery WR (2012). Evolution of an adaptive behavior and its sensory receptors promotes eye regression in blind cavefish. BMC BIOLOGY, 10, - . doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-108

    2009

    • Yamamoto Y, Byerly MS, Jackman WR, Jeffery WR (2009). Pleiotropic functions of embryonic sonic hedgehog expression link jaw and taste bud amplification with eye loss during cavefish evolution. DEV BIOL, 330(1), 200 - 211. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.03.003

    2007

    • Strickler AG, Yamamoto Y, Jeffery WR (2007). The lens controls cell survival in the retina: Evidence from the blind cavefish Astyanax. DEV BIOL, 311(2), 512 - 523. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2007.08.050

    2006

    • Yamamoto Y, Jeffery W (2006). Why cavefish lost their eyes? Natural selection or neutral theory". INTEGR COMP BIOL, 46, E158 - E158.

    2005

    • Espinasa L, Yamamoto Y, Jeffery WR (2005). Non-optical releasers for aggressive behavior in blind and blinded Astyanax (Teleostei, Characidae).. Behavioural Processes, 70(2), 144 - 148.
    • Evans TG, Yamamoto Y, Jeffery WR, Krone PH (2005). Zebrafish Hsp70 is required for embryonic lens formation. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 10(1), 66 - 78. doi:10.1379/CSC-79R.1
    • Trapani J, Yamamoto Y, Stock DW (2005). Ontogenetic transition from unicuspid to multicuspid oral dentition in a teleost fish: Astyanax mexicanus, the Mexican tetra (Ostariophysi : Characidae). ZOOL J LINN SOC-LOND, 145(4), 523 - 538.
    • Vihtelic TS, Yamamoto Y, Springer S, Jeffery WR, Hyde DR (2005). Lens opacity and photoreceptor degeneration in the zebrafish lens opaque mutant. Developmental Dynamics, 233(1), 52 - 65.

    2004

    • Yamamoto Y, Stock DW, Jeffery WR (2004). Hedgehog signalling controls eye degeneration in blind cavefish. Nature, 431(7010), 844 - 847. doi:10.1038/nature02864
    • Yamamoto Y (2004). Cavefish. Current Biology, 14(22), R943 - . doi:10.1016/j.cub.2004.10.035
    • Jeffery WR, Strickler AG, Yamamoto Y (2004). Migratory neural crest-like cells form body pigmentation in a urochordate embryo. Nature, 431(7009), 696 - 699. doi:10.1038/nature02975
    • Soares D, Yamamoto Y, Strickler AG, Jeffery WR (2004). The lens has a specific influence on optic nerve and tectum development in the blind cavefish Astyanax.. Developmental Neuroscience, 26(5-6), 308 - 317.
    • Hooven T, Yamamoto Y, Jeffery WR (2004). Blind cavefish and heat shock protein chaperones: a novel role for hsp90alpha in lens apoptosis. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 48(8-9), 731 - 738. doi:10.1387/ijdb.041874th

    2003

    • Yamamoto Y, Espinasa L, Stock DW, Jeffery WR (2003). Development and evolution of craniofacial patterning is mediated by eye-dependent and -independent processes in the cavefish Astyanax.. Evolution and Development, 5(5), 435 - 446. doi:10.1046/j.1525-142X.2003.03050.x

    2002