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Cover image of Journal of Dental Research, 2019 Oct issue

Tooth morphogenesis is not driven by proliferation but spatiotemporal change in cell shape regulated by actomyosin. Ph. D candidate Shuntaro Yamada’s previous work “Molar Bud-to-Cap Transition Is Proliferation Independent” conducted at King’s College London, UK, was published on The Journal of Dental Research, which is a peer-reviewed and top-cited journal in dentistry. This work revealed the fundamental mechanism of so-called bud-to-cap transition during tooth development. Further, an image from the work was selected as a journal cover image for the October 2019 issue.

Cover image of Journal of Dental Research, October 2019 issue
Confocal images of tooth germ explants
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Shuntaro Yamada

Tooth morphogenesis is not driven by proliferation but spatiotemporal change in cell shape regulated by actomyosin. Ph. D candidate Shuntaro Yamada’s previous work “Molar Bud-to-Cap Transition Is Proliferation Independent” conducted at King’s College London, UK, was published on The Journal of Dental Research, which is a peer-reviewed and top-cited journal in dentistry. This work revealed the fundamental mechanism of so-called bud-to-cap transition during tooth development. Further, an image from the work was selected as a journal cover image for the October 2019 issue.

Shuntaro is currently working in the tissue engineering group led by Prof. Kamal Mustafa, investigating the mechano-modulation of mesenchymal stem cells for bone tissue engineering.