Keisuke Edashige

Keisuke Edashige

After I received my bachelor’s degree from Kyoto University in 1984, I began my career as an instructor of the Institute for Experimental Animals in Kochi Medical School and studied the mechanism by which superoxide is generated by neutrophils. After I received my Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University and Kochi Medical School, I obtained a position as a lecturer in College of Agriculture, Kochi University in 1993, and began to study the cryobiology of mammalian oocytes and embryos. My current position is a professor of Laboratory of Animal Science in the same college. From 1999, I have been studying the mechanism by which water and cryoprotectants move through the plasma membrane of mammalian oocytes and embryos with special reference to the role of aquaporins, because the movement of these substances plays a crucial role in the survival of the cells after cryopreservation.