Imaizumi, Takato

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
Takato
Last Name: 
Imaizumi
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Title: 
Associate Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Biology
E-Mail: 
Mail/Box #: 

351800

Office Location: 

HCK 307

Office Phone: 
206-543-8709
Research

Research Summary: 

My general research interest is elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which organisms respond to various environmental changes. Currently, I am interested in studying seasonal and diurnal time-keeping mechanisms. Many organisms possess molecular time-keeping mechanisms called “circadian clocks” to anticipate and prepare for daily changes in the surrounding environment. Organisms often use these clocks to measure changes in day length in order to coordinate their development with the most favorable seasons. The responses induced by day-length changes are referred to as “photoperiodism”. I use the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana to uncover the mechanisms of the plant molecular seasonal calendar.

Short Research Description: 
Seasonal measurement and circadian clocks in plants
Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology
Keywords: 
<p> Molecular genetics, Biochemistry, Circadian clock, plants</p>
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