Encouragement Award of the Japanese Association of Anatomist

1993
ARAKI Nobukazu Department of Anatomy, Ehime University School of Medicine
Functional morphology of the lysosomal system.
IIDA Hiroshi Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University
The secretory pathways of atrial natriuretic peptide.
ITASAKI Nobue Department of Biology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Rostrocaudal polarity of the tectum: correlation of en gradient and retinotectal projection.
KIYAMA Hiroshi Dept. of Neuroanatomy, Biomedical Research Center, Osaka University Medical School
Development of technology for the non-radioactive in situ hybridization histochemistry and its applications in molecular neurobiology.
TAKADA Masahiko Department of Morphological Brain Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Direct projections from the entopeduncular nucleus to the lower brainstem in the rat.
1994
OKABE Shigeo The First Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Cytoskeletal dynamics in neurons
GOTO Kaoru Department of Anatomy, Tohoku University School of Medicine
Cloning and expression of diacylglycerol kinase isozymes in neurons.
TAKENAKA Masami Department of Oral Anatomy, Kagoshima University Dental School
Morphological traits of crania in modern Kyongsangnam-do Koreans
MORI Chisato The First Department of Anatomy, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine
Significance of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in mammalian limb and palate development
WANAKA Akio Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Osaka University School of Medicine
Roles of heparin-binding growth factors in development and differentiation of the central nervous system.
1995
AKITA Keiichi The@Second Department of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Faculty of Medicine
Comparative anatomical study of the sacral and pudendal plexuses and muscles of the pelvic outlet
KANAI Yoshimitsu Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
The role of tau in neural morphogenesis
SATO Makoto The First Department of Anatomy, Osaka City University School of Medicine
Cloning and analysis of a novel factor which is expressed predominantly in the cortex
SENDA Takao The First Department of Anatomy, Nagoya University School of Medicine
Fine structural analyses on the intracellular transport and exocytosis of secretory granules
WATANABE Masahiko The  First Department of Anatomy, Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Developmental regulation of the NMDA receptor channel subunit gene expression
1996
SAKAGAMI Hiroyuki The Second Department of Anatomy, Tohoku University School of Medicine
Morphological analysis of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase type IV
SHIMADA Shoichi The Second Department of Anatomy, Osaka University, Faculty of Medicine
Analysis of osmoregulatory transporters in the nervous system
TAKIZAWA Toshihiro The First Department of Anatomy, Jichi Medical University
Ultrastructural localization of enzyme molecules in cellular membranes by newly enzyme cytochemical method
NAKATA Takao Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Study of cytoskeletal proteins involved in intra-cellular membrane trafficking
1997
KAWAI Yoshinori 2nd Dept. Anatomy, Wakayama Medical University
Function and morphology of neurotransmission in the sympathetic ganglion.
TERADA Nobuo Department of Anatomy, Yamanashi Medical University
Immunocytochemical study of human erythrocyte membrane skeletons under various stretching conditions by the quick-freezing and deep-etching method
OGAWA Motoyuki Department of Anatomy, Keio University School of Medicine
Cloning and characterization of a human/mouse Polycomb group gene, ENX-2/Enx-2
KASUYA Kiyoshi Department of 1st Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University
Elimination of apoptotic granulosa cells in atretic follicles.
AMANO Osamu Department of Anatomy, Kanazawa University School of Medicine
Expression and localization of cell growth factors in the salivary gland.
1998
OHYAMA Kyoji Department of Anatomy, Keio University, School of Medicine
Role of molecules expressed at the floor plate of neural tube in the axon guidance
DEZAWA Mari Department of Ophthalmology, Chiba University School of Medicine
The interaction and adhesive mechanisms between axon and Schwann cell during central and peripheral nerve regeneration
1999
OWADA Yuji Department of Anatomy, Tohoku University School of Medicine
Histological and functional analyses of fatty acid binding proteins
MIYAKE Katsuya Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Fukushima Medical University
Changes in state of actin induced by plasma membrane disruption
HOSHI Kazuto First Department of Oral Anatomy, Niigata University School of Dentistry
Analysis of bone calcification by energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy
2000
MIURA Takeshi Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine
Mechanisms of pattern formation in limb bud micromass culture: possible relationship with in vivo pattern formation
YAMADA Keiko Department of Anatomy, Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Transformation of Bergmann glial fibers and its relationship with differentiation of Purkinje cell dendrites
KOBAYASHI Naoto Department of Anatomy 1, School of Medicine, Ehime University
Molecular mechanism of the morphogenesis of renal glomerular cells revealed with cultured cells
2001
YAMAMOTO Naoyuki Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Nippon Medical School
Multiplicity of the anatomy and function of GnRH neuronal groups
UGAWA Shinya Department of Anatomy II, Nagoya City University Medical School
Receptor of the leaves a sour taste in the mouth
2002
YAGITA Kazuhiro Division of Molecular Brain Science, Department of Brain Sciences, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Circadian clock in cultured mammalian cells
WAKAYAMA Tomohiko Department of Histology and Embryology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University
Expression and characterization of a novel adhesion molecule SgIGSF involved in the interaction between spermatogenic cells and Sertoli cells
ISHIBASHI Makoto Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis of the mammalian control nervous system
2003
SAWAGUCHI Akira Department of Anatomy, Miyazaki Medical College
Histochemical studies on the secretory dynamics of mucin and zymogenic contents in rat gastric glands processed by high-pressure freezing
KIRYU-SEO Sumiko Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Osaka City University, Graduate School of Medicine
Identification and functional analysis of nerve regeneration-associated gene, DINE
2004
TAMURA Shinobu Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Wakayama Medical University
The role of oncostatin M during mouse development; the nervous system
MATSUZAKI Toshiyuki Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine
Studies on the expression and immunolocalization of water channel protein, aquaporins in the body
2005
KOIKE Masato Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Molecular biological study of roles of lysosomal proteinases in neuronal cells
KOGO Hiroshi Division of Molecular Genetics, Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science, Fujita Health University
Multiple caveolin molecules and their expression patterns
2006
ARAKAWA Takamitsu Division of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Gross anatomical study of the human adductor hallucis
OHTAKI Hirokazu Department of Anatomy, Showa University School of Medicine
Neuroprotective and regenerative mechanism of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) after ischemic neuronal damage
FURUTA Takahiro The Department of Morphological Brain Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Third pathway in the cortico-basal ganglia loop: Neurokinin B-producing striatal neurons modulate cortical activity via striato-innominato-cortical projection
2007
OBATA Koichi Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Hyogo College of Medicine
Contribution of the uninjured primary sensory neurons to the pathomechanisms of neuropathic pain
IIZUKA-KOGO Akiko Department of Anatomy I, Fujita Health University School of Medicine
Developmental function of Dlgh1 in mice
FUKAYA Masahiro Department of Anatomy, Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Molecular-anatomical studies on the mechanism for subcellular localization of AMPA-type and NMDA-type glutamate receptors
2008
ICHIMURA Koichiro Department of Anatomy, Juntendo University School of Medicine
Role of the renal glomerular cell types in the formation of the renal glomerulus
NAGAOKA Tomohito Department of Anatomy, St. Marianna University School of Medicine
Reconstruction of life history of ancient human skeletons based on new methods
HOZUMI Yasukazu Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Yamagata University School of Medicine
Morphological study of the diacylglycerol kinase family
2009
SAKAMOTO Hirotaka Ushimado Marine Laboratory, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
A gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) system in the spinal cord controls male sexual functions
OHSAKI Yuki Department of Anatomy and Molecular Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University
New functions of lipid droplets
MIYAZAKI Taisuke Department of Anatomy, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
Neuroanatomical studies on molecular mechanisms underlying hetero- and homosynaptic competitions in cerebellar synaptic circuit development
KAWASHIMA Tomokazu Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Tokyo Women's Medical University
Evolutionary comparative anatomical study of the autonomic cardiac nervous system
2010
KITADA Hiroaki Department of Stem Cell Biology and Histology Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Exploring and utilization of adult stem/progenitor cells toward regenerative medicine
NAGASHIMA Hiroshi Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN Kobe
Comparative anatomical and comparative embryological studies on turtle body plan
BANDO Yoshio Department of Functional Anatomy and Neuroscience, Asahikawa Medical University
The functional role of stress proteins in ER-stress mediated cell death
2011
KOBAYASHI Kimiko Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Hyogo College of Medicine
Characterization of changes in the microcirculation of cancer using 3-D imaging techniques
AIZAWA Hideki Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Molecular mechanism for the asymmetric development of vertebrate brain
2012
MIKAMI Yoshikazu Department of Anatomy, Nihon University School of Dentistry
Study for bone regenerative medicine and the elucidation of the mechanism of osteoblast differentiation
SAITO Atsushi Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Hiroshima
The analysis of the biological functions regulated by the signaling from endoplasmic reticulum.
2013
TAGA Yuki Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine
Morphologocal study of vesicular trafficking system in myotubes.
NAKANO Tomoyuki Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Yamagata University School of Medicine
Pathophysiological roles of lipid modulating enzymes.
NIWA Shinsuke Department of the Stanford University biological science
Kinesin superfamily molecular motors and morpghogemesis.
HIOKI Hiroyuki Department of Morphological Brain Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Cell Type-Specific Inputs to Dendritic and Somatic Compartments of Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneuron in Mouse Neocortex.
2014
ITO Tetsufumi Division of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui
Functional organization of the neural circuit in the inferior colliculus
EGAMI Youhei Department of Histology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Kagawa University
Molecular imaging analysis of small GTPases in the regulation of macropinocytosis and phagocytosis
HAYASHI Shogo Department of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University
Application of cadavars embalmed by the saturated salt solution method for surgical training
YAMASAKI Miwako Department of Anatomy, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
Molecular and anatomical evidence for input pathway- and target cell type-dependent regulation of glutamatergic synapses
2015
SUZUKI Mihitaka Duke University, Department of Molecular and Microbiology Valdivia Lab
Cell Biological Studies on the Functions of Lipid Droplets
KONDO Makoto Department of Cellular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Medicine Osaka University
Study of the molecular mechanism of experience-dependent structural and functional plasticity of the brain
NIO-KOBAYASHI Junko Department of Anatomy, Laboratory of Histology and Cytology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
Expression profile of Β-galactoside-binging lectin, galectin, and its possible function
HORII Noriko Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Nara Medical University
A Newly identified hypothalamic area in the mouse brain
KOGA Daisuke Department of Microscopic Anatomy and Cell Biology, Asahikawa Medical College
Development of useful methods for analysing the 3D structure of the Golgi apparatus by scanning electron microscopy
2016
OKUDA Hiroaki Department of Functional Anatomy, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Heterogeneity of astrocytic morphology and function
KOMORI Tadasuke Second Department of Anatomy, Wakayama Medical University
Roles of oncostatin M in the development and treatment of metabolic syndrome
KIMURA Shunsuke Department of Anatomy of Histology and Cytology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
Differentiation mechanism and gene expression profile of microfold cells in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
NAKAMACHI Tomoya Division of Tenure-tracked Young Researcher Development at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, University of Toyama
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) stimualtes tear secretion via aquaporine 5
KURAMOTO Eriko Department of Oral Anatomy and Cell Biology, Graduate school of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University
Thalamic projections to the frontal cortex: A single neuron-tracing study using virus vectors