Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai

Post Doctoral Researcher


PhD in Agriculture. Kyoto University, Japan.

MS in Agriculture. Kyoto University, Japan.

BS in Agriculture. Kyoto University, Japan.

Research Interests:

My PhD work was developing an insect gene editing method by adult injection. Currently, I am interested in the molecular mechanisms and evolution of early embryogenesis and metamorphosis in insects.

Other Publications:

Yu Shirai, Momoyo Takahashi, Manabu Ote, Hirotaka Kanuka, Takaaki Daimon (2023) DIPA-CRISPR gene editing in the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)Applied Entomology and Zoology, 58(3) 273-278

Yu Shirai, Maria-Dolors Piulachs, Xavier Belles, Takaaki Daimon (2022) DIPA-CRISPR is a simple and accessible method for insect gene editing. Cell Reports Methods 2, 100215

Yu Shirai, Takahiro Ohde, Takaaki Daimon (2021) Functional conservation and diversification of yellow-y in lepidopteran insects. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 128, 103515

Yu Shirai, Takaaki Daimon (2020) Mutations in cardinal are responsible for the red-1 and peach eye color mutants of the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 529, 372-378