!Recruitment! 2019.02.28. There are two open postdoc positions at my lab (three-year employment). Those who have expertise in anatomy, developmental biology, morphometry are most welcome. Please contact me for further information.

Associate Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Artistic AnatomyMusashino Art University
Affiliated Associate Professor, Kyoto University
Daisuke Koyabu
Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2011

Koyabu Lab, Department of Humanities and Sciences, Musashino Art University

Our group is interested in evolutionary developmental patterns of the musculoskeletal system in mammals.I am also an art lover, and that led me to teach at an art university, where I dedicate myself to teach comparative anatomy and artistic anatomy to art students.
Our lab is equipped with a high-resolution micro CT (Shimadzu inspeXio SMX-90CT Plus) and histological instruments that are necessary for studying the development of amniote embryos. 


-Professional Activity-
Mammalian Biology, Editor (morphology section)
PeerJ, Academic Editor 
MorphoMuseuM, Associate Editor
International Society of Vertebrate Morphology, Elected Executive Committee Member, Scientific Program Committee Member

-Research Interest:-
Evolutionary Morphology of Mammals
Comparative Embryology
Experimental Developmental Biology
Physical Anthropology

2008    Distinguished Poster Award, Mammalogical Society of Japan
2009    Best Poster Award, Mammalogical Society of Japan
2010    Outstanding Presentation Award, International Primatology Society
2011    Fujii Prize (with Hideki Endo), Zoological Society of Japan
2012    Young Investigator Award, Mammalogical Society of Japan
2013    Fritz-Frank Award (Young Investigator Award), German Society for Mammalian Biology    
2013    Inoue Research Award for Distinguished Young Scientists
2014    Sasakawa Research Award for Distinguished Young Scientists
2014    Young Investigator Award, Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan
2016    The Commendation for Science and Technology, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government

1981, Japan

Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (EAP program)    2003-2004
Department of Biological Sciences, Kyoto University (B.S.)    2001-2006
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (M.A.)    2006-2008
Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Tokyo  (Ph.D.)    2008-2011

-Previous Positions-
JSPS Doctoral Fellow DC-1 at University of Tokyo 2008-2011
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow PD at Kyoto University 2011-2011
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow PD at University of Zurich 2011-2013
Research Assistant Professor (fixed-term) at University Museum of University of Tokyo 2013-2018

-Reviewed Journals
Acta Theriologica 
Anatomical Record 
Anthropological Science
Archives of Oral Biology  
Developmental Dynamics 
Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part B
Journal of Morphology 
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 
Mammal Study
Mammalian Biology  
Proceedings of Royal Society B
Science Advances
Zoological Science  
Zoological Letters