Yamanaka Lab


Epithelium is a fundamental tissue structure for organisms. It plays essential roles in animal development and homeostasis.   Our laboratory is interested in epithelial morphogenesis and homeostasis in reproduction, development and cancer. We use mouse embryos, embryonic stem cells and female reproductive tracts to study lineage specification, pluripotency and ovarian cancer tumorigenesis.

Epithelial Homeostasis

in Reproduction, Development and Cancer


Yojiro Yamanaka Ph.D

Associate Professor

Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Dept. of Human Genetics

McGill University

Tel: -1-514-398-8776

email: yojiro.yamanaka”at”mcgill.ca

1160 Pine Avenue West, rm419

Montreal, Quebec H3A1A3


Montreal Area Developmental Biologists (MAD)

Dept. of 
Human Genetics

last updated Oct. 2016

Internalization of outer apolar cells in the 16-cell mouse embryo

(Anani et al. 2014, Development)

Haladner Memorial Foundation