Kyoto University Institute for the
Advanced Study of Human Biology


Spyros Goulas

Spyros Goulas


Research Field
Cell and Developmental Biology


Spyros obtained his BSc in Microbiology with Immunology (University of Leeds) and MSc in Neuroscience (UCL) in the UK. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology in the lab of Dr. Juergen Knoblich at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Austria (2011). Then, he did his Postdoc/Special-Appointed Assistant Professor (2012-2018) in the lab of Prof. Shigeo Ohno (Yokohama City University), before moving to the US to become an Associate Scientific Editor (2018-2022) at Developmental Cell (Cell Press/Elsevier). In 2022, he moved back to Japan to become the Scientific Advisor at the ASHBi.


Goulas, S., Gelfand, M. V. & Carmi, I. (2021) Cellular Mechanobiology. Dev Cell Jan 25; 56 (2): 155. PMID: 33497619

Carmi, I., Bao, M. Z., Gelfand, M. V. & Goulas, S. (2019) Focus on Metastasis. Dev Cell May 6; 49 (3): 301. PMID: 31063744

Bao, M. Z., Gelfand, M. V., Carmi, I. & Goulas, S. (2018) A Space for Women’s Voices. Dev Cell Nov 19; 47 (4): 393-394. PMID: 3045813

Yazaki, M., Ito, Y., Yamada, M., Goulas, S., Teramoto, S., Nakaya, M., Ohno, S. & Yamaguchi, K. (2017) Oral ingestion of Collagen Hydrolysate Leads to the Transportation of Highly Concentrated Gly-Pro-Hyp and Its Hydrolyzed Form of Pro-Hyp into the Bloodstream and Skin. J Agric. Food Chem. Mar 22; 65 (11): 2315-2322. PMID: 28244315

Ohno, S., Goulas, S. & Hirose, T. (2015) Chapter 1: The PAR3-aPKC-PAR6 Complex. Cell Polarity 1. Springer. 3-23.

Goulas, S., Conder, R. & Knoblich, J. A. (2012) The Par complex and integrins direct asymmetric cell division in adult intestinal stem cells. Cell Stem Cell Oct 5; 11 (4): 529-540. PMID: 23040479

Neely, G. G., Hess, A., Costigan, M., Keene, A. C., Goulas, S., … Bellen, H. J., Woolf, C. J. & Penninger, J. M. (2010) A genome-wide Drosophila screen for heat nociception identifies α2δ3 as an evolutionarily conserved pain gene. Cell Nov 12; 143 (4): 628-638. PMID: 21074052
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