B.S., Biology: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1980
M.S., Zoology: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1982
Ph.D., Zoology: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 1985
Dr. Tanda's particular interests include genetics, molecular and developmental biology. The main focus in his laboratory is to understand genetic and molecular mechanisms of blood cell differentiation in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
Dr. Tanda's publications include “The lesswright mutation activates Rel-related proteins, leading to overproduction of larval hemocytes in Drosophila melanogaster” in Developmental Biology, “Drosophila signal peptide peptidase is an essential protease for larval development” in Genetics, and “Isolation of amorphic alleles of the lesswright gene by P element-mediated male recombination in Drosophila melanogaster” in Drosophila Information Service.