Laboratory of Oral Chronobiology

Laboratory of Oral Chronobiology was established by a support of “Osaka University Life Science Young Independent Researcher Support Program” in 2008. Our laboratory aims to understand the biological clock properties which have significant physiological roles of maintaining health and preventing disease.


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Associate Professor
Wataru Nakamura

Research Activities

Laboratory of Oral Chronobiology

In mammals, circadian rhythms in physiology and behavior are controlled by internal clock for environmental adaptation, and are important in maintaining not only oral health but also our daily life. Our lab studies the bases of neural circuit for “the biological clock”. Because oral functions, such as feeding and mastication are crucial zeightgeber, we can contribute to develop quality of life by better understanding of the biological clock.

Key words: Biological clock, Circadian Rhythms