SATO KatsuhikoAssociate Professor
- Laboratory of Physical Ethology
- Research Theme
- Active rheology in life; understanding principal mechanisms of biology from a physical point of view
- Research Keywords
muscle, epithelial cells, soft matter physics, active matter physics, mathematical models, mechanical models, coupled oscillators, rheology of complex fluids
Overview of Research
Understanding of the mechanisms of various behaviors of simple biological systems by using mathematical models. / Spontaneous behaviors of muscle, cilia and fragella systems. / Collective migration of epithelial cells (morphogenesis) / Rheology of complex fluids.
- School of Science:
Biological Science course (Macromolecular Functions), Collaborative Laboratories
- Graduate School of Life Science:
Division of Soft Matter, Soft Matter Biophysics
Sato K and Umetsu D (2021) A Novel Cell Vertex Model Formulation that Distinguishes the Strength of Contraction Forces and Adhesion at Cell Boundaries. Front. Phys. 9:704878. doi: 10.3389/fphy.2021.704878.
Sato, K., Hiraiwa, T., Maekawa, E., Isomura, A., Shibata, T. & Kuranaga, E.; “Left-right asymmetric cell intercalation drives directional collective cell movement in epithelial morphogenesis”, Nat Commun. 6, 10074 (2015)
Sato, K., Hiraiwa, T. & Shibata, T.; “Cell Chirality Induces Collective Cell Migration in Epithelial Sheets”. Phys Rev Lett. 115, 188102, (2015)
K. Sato, Y. Kuramoto, M. Ohtaki, Y. Shimamoto and S. Ishiwata; “Locally and Globally Coupled Oscillators in Muscle” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 108104 (2013)
I. Kunita*, K. Sato*, Y. Tanaka, Y. Takikawa, H. Orihara and T. Nakagaki; “Shear Banding in an F-Actin Solution” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 248303 (2012)
Sato, K., Yuan, X.F., and Kawakatsu, T.; “Why Does Shear Banding Behave Like First-Order Phase Transitions?: Derivation of a potential from a mechanical constitutive model” Eur. Phys. J. E, 31, 135-144 (2010)
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