Memorial Dr. Masukichi Okada
JSDB is sorry to hear that Dr. Masukichi Okada, Emeritus Prof of Tsukuba University, passed away on 23rd October, 2021. He made greatest contributions to the field of developmental biology in his research on the mechanism of Drosophila germ cell development, raising many excellent disciples as well as serving as the JSDB President (1995 - 1998). JSDB offers the deepest sympathy.
Hiroyuki Takeda, JSDB President