Yuji Mishina received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular Biology from University of Tokyo. He took a postdoctoral position at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston to learn mouse genetics and embryology. He served as a head of Molecular Developmental Biology Section in the Laboratory of Reproductive Developmental Toxicology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Research Triangle Park, NC) for 10 years, and relocated to Michigan in 2008.
Yuji Mishina has a variety of experiences in developmental biology and mouse genetics including production of transgenic/knockout mouse. Current focuses are the functional analyses of growth factor signaling, especially that of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins, during bone development and bone remodeling, and craniofacial development.