Roman BA, MSc, PhD

University of Tsukuba


University of Tsukuba, MSc and PhD in Biology
Ave Maria University, BA in Science with a minor in Chemistry

Cell biology, bioinformatics

Roman is a cell biologist whose research explores the molecular mechanisms of tissue regeneration. Using an array of in-silico tools and wet-lab methods, Roman has analyzed large transcriptomic and genomic salamander databases to mine for novel genes with potential implications in regeneration. He has over 12 years of teaching experience having a wide range of grade levels from middle school to undergraduate level classes.

Selected presentations and publications:

  • Roman M. Casco-Robles, Akihiko Watanabe, Ko Eto, et al. Novel erythrocyte clumps revealed by an orphan gene Newtic1 in circulating blood and regenerating limbs of the adult newt. Scientific Reports 8:7455, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-25867-x
  • Martin Miguel Casco-Robles, Md Rafiqul Islam, Wataru Inami, Hibiki Vincent Tanaka, Ailidana Kunahong, Hirofumi Yasumuro, Shiori Hanzawa, Roman Martin Casco-Robles, Fubito Toyama, Fumiaki Maruo & Chikafumi Chiba. Turning the fate of reprogramming cells from retinal disorder to regeneration by Pax6 in newts. Scientific Reports 6:33761, DOI: 10.1038/srep33761
  • Kenta Nakamura, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Miyako Takayanagi, Hirofumi Yasumuro, Wataru Inami, Ailidana Kunahong, Roman Casco, Fubito Toyama, Chikafumi Chiba. A Transcriptome for the Study of Early Processes of Retinal Regeneration in the Adult Newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster. PLoS ONE 9(10): e109831. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109831