Masato Yoshizawa

Research interests

I am interested in the evolutionary mechanisms that generate novel “adaptive” function in animals. I am currently using the Mexican tetra cavefish as a model system to resolve the relationship among genome, developmental changes, morphological/physiological shifts, neurological changes, behavioral adaptation, gut microbiota, and ecology. Our recent findings have made us involved in the evolution of laterality and the biomedical studies in autism-like symptoms.