Yamaguchi University, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Anatomy and Histology
<Approach to the basic research, centering morphology>


Professor, Veterinary Anatomy and Histology

IMAI Hiroyuki, PhD, DVM
Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology

Our Lab

Veterinary anatomy is the systemic and comparative study of the structure of domestic animals and birds, which are closely related to their function mechanisms. The course of veterinary anatomy involves the lectures and practices of anatomical science, histology, developmental biology, and genetics.

Research Interests

  • The Immune responses at the feto-maternal interface
  • The molecular-biological mechanism of fertilized ovum implantation.
  • The investigation of notable genes or factors in the process of spontaneous abortion.
  • The mutant-mouse analysis
  • The tetraploid mouse/ integrated embryo of multiple embryos.
  • The production of transgenic-mouse and knockout/ knockdown mouse and its analysis.
  • The analysis of wild dwarfs.