Ritsuko Morita

Senior Scientist, Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, RIKEN *Profile is at the time of the award.

2022Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Mechanisms leading to the acquisition of self-renewal ability by hair follicle stem cells
The processes and mechanisms by which the hair follicle epithelial stem cells acquire their stem cell properties during development remain largely unknown. This study will clarify how embryonic hair follicle stem cells acquire self-renewal potential as one of important stem cell identities and mature into adult tissue stem cells that are responsible for hair follicle regeneration.


I am very honored to have been selected for the Inamori Research Grants.
It is very encouraging to have my research proposal evaluated. I would like to contribute to the advancement of basic researches through this research.

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