Department of Biological Science   Department of Life Science and Biotechnology   
Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences   Department of Regional Environmental Sciences   
Education and Research Center for Biological Resources

Department of Biological Science

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Prof.K.Akama Molecular biology of model plants
Prof.K.Ozaki Mechanism of the structural and functional organization of cell domains in neuronal cells
Prof.A.Nishikawa Developmental biology,Programmed cell death,amphibian metamorphosis,Myogenesis
Prof.T.Matsuzaki Morphogenesis of skin and hair follicle
Prof.S.-J.Lin Diversification and reproduction of Pteridophyte
Assoc.Prof.H.Akiyoshi Phylogenetic research on structure and function of internal organs
Assoc.Prof.H.Ishida Mechanisms of cell motility
Assoc.Prof.A.Oshima Physiology of extremophiles
Assoc.Prof.Y.Kodama Interaction in endosymbiosis between the ciliate Paramecium bursaria and the symbiotic alga Chlorella species
Assoc.Prof.M.Hatsumi Meiotic mechanisms of Drosophila and evolutionary genetics of aquatic animals
Assoc.Prof.A.Mougi Theoretical study of evolution and ecology of biodiversity
Assis.Prof.T.Akihiro Plant physiology, amino acid metabolism,and phytoremediation
Assis.Prof.I.Takahara Behavioral Ecology of aquatic animals, Biomonitoring methods using environmental DNA

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Assis.Prof.K.Sugai

Ecological genetics of woody plants in the Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands, Conservation genetics on islands

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Assis.Prof.Y.Yamaguchi

My research interest is to explore the molecular mechanisms of osmoregulation and its endocrine control in vertebrates. Pursuing the evolutionary origin of such physiological systems, I have been focusing mainly on fishes, the early diverged vertebrate classes. Here at the Shimane University, I will conduct researches on the physiology of jawless hagfish.

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Department of Life Science and Biotechnology

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Prof.T.Ishikawa Plant molecular physiology of reactive oxygen species and antioxidants
Prof.M.Kawamukai Molecular mechanism that regulates cell differentiation in fission yeast. Elucidation of biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10
Prof.T.Shiotsuki Molecular analysis of mechanisms in insect molting, metamorphosis, diapause, and phase polyphenism, functional analyses of genes and proteins for insect pest control
Prof.T.Yamamoto Molecular spectroscopic studies on bio-molecules
Prof.K.Yokota Molecular cell biology of lipid mediators involved in the cell signal transduction, Biochemistry and molecular nutrition on the regulation of mammalian cell function by food-derived factors and biomedicines
Assoc.Prof.I.Ikeda Design and synthesis of bioactive molecules
Assoc.Prof.T.Ogawa Plant molecular physiology, metabolism and regulatory mechanism of cofactors
Assoc.Prof.T.Kaino Elucidation of biosynthesis, regulatory mechanism and function of Coenzyme Q (ubiquinone)
Assoc.Prof.M.Jisaka Structure and function of enzymes involved in lipid metabolism via hydroperoxidation
Assoc.Prof.H.Shimizu Study on the relationship between intestinal bacterial metabolites and pathogenesis of diseases.
Assoc.Prof.T.Maruta Redox regulation in higher plants: cytotoxic effect and signal function of reactive oxygen species
Assis.Prof.K.Furuta Development of insect growth regulators targeting Juvenile hormone
Assis.Prof.Y.Matsuo Molecular function of signal transduction network that is regulated by cAMP in fission yeast
Assis.Prof.K.Yoshikiyo Molecular recognition abilities of cyclodextrins

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Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Prof.T.Asao Autotoxicity of vegetables and its control
Prof.T.Ichinohe Evaluation of feed resources and feeding regimen of ruminant animals
Prof.Kazuhito.Ito Genetic ecological study on pesticide-degrading microorganisms
Evaluation of pesticide side effects on microbial ecosystem
Microbial energy production from waste biomass
Geoecological study on symbiotic microbes with plants
Prof.Katsuhisa.Ito Depopulation and aging problem and promotion policy in rural area, Forest management for environmental conservation
Prof.Y.Ito Study on history of agricultural, fisheries and rural Problems in modern Japan
Prof.N.Inoue Farm management and group farming management
Prof.M.Ueno Studies on the expression of resistance in plant-microbe interaction
Prof.K.Ohta Morphogenesis and growth regulation of horticultural crops 
Prof.J.Kihara Photomorphogenesis in phytopathogenic fungi
Prof.T.Kobata Crop physiology and ecology
Prof.N.Kobayashi Evaluation of plant genetic resources and application for breeding
Prof.T.Matsumoto Study on cultivation and physiology of fruit trees
Prof.R.Miyanaga Bee biology
Prof.T.Yoshimura Forest utilization, information technology, environmental education and international cooperation
Assoc.Prof.K.Akazawa Management and assessment of regional resources
Assoc.Prof.H.Ikeura Analysis of the scent of vegetables, fruits and flowers and study of the functionality of plant volatile components
Assoc.Prof.Y.Izumi Seasonal adaptation of insect 
Assoc.Prof.T.Esumi Reproductive physiology of fruit trees
Assoc.Prof.M. Kadowaki Photosynthesis and dry matter production of crops
Assoc.Prof.H.Kawaguchi Forest productivity
Forest regeneration
Assoc.Prof.M.Kubo Dynamics of riparian forest, Management of semi-naturalgrassland 
Assoc.Prof.K.Kobayashi Analysis of functional morphology in rice
Assoc.Prof.K.Suyama Interaction between microorganisms and pesticides
Assoc.Prof.H.Tanaka Vegetative propagation by grafting in vitro and in vivo
Assoc.Prof.A.Nakatsuka Isolation and characterization of useful gene in plant
Assoc.Prof.T.Hashimoto Forest hydrology in mountain region
Assoc.Prof.Y.Mori Relation of growth and finance in agricultural management
Assoc.Prof.Y.Yone Forest mensuration and monitoring by using aerial photogrammetry and remote sensing. Forest management by using geographical information system (GIS).
Assoc.Prof.N.Yasunaga Role of Job Attributes in Farm labor Allocation
Assis.Prof.F.Adachi Crop and the growing environments
Assis.Prof.K.Shimizu Ecology of herbivorous insects feeding on myrmecophytes
Assis.Prof.S.Shiro Study on improvment of productivity utilizing the function of plant symbiont microorganism
Assis.Prof.S.Song Cellular biology of adipocytes, myocytes, and mammary epithelal cells in ruminant
Assis.Prof.S.Takada Study on the Structure and Management of Community-Based Rural Tourism
Assis.Prof.E.Takahashi Stand density control management in plantation forest
Studies on dynamics of natural forest
Assis.Prof.Y.Nakama Agricultural Policies in Japan's postwar
Assis.Prof.S.Hayashi Characterization of herbicide 2,4-D degrading genes in soybean root nodule bacteria Bradyrhizobium spp.
Assis.Prof.R.Fujimaki Biomass production and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystem

Full-time Contract Assis.Prof.K.Ujiie

Crop agronomy, physiology and genetics

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Department of Regional Environmental Sciences

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Prof.I.Kita Analysis of water use systems with mathematical programming and effective utilization of rainwater as water resource
Prof.T.Sato Development of new technology and functional materials for water purification and reuse, collection of resources and control of environmental water quality
Prof.I.Takeda Water quality and hydrology in catchment area
Prof.T.Masunaga Enhancement and Control of soil ecosystem functions for environmental purification and sustainable agriculture
Prof.A.Yano Studies on the application of electrical engineering in agriculture
Prof.K.Yamaguchi Aquatic environment analysis with benthic organisms and its application to renovating water environment
Assoc.Prof.M.Ishii Performance based design and performance evaluation of irrigation facilities in multifunctional aspects
Assoc.Prof.T.Kuwabara Development of the purification materials for the eco-engineering, and removal and recovery of the harmful matters
Assoc.Prof.Y.Suzuki Dynamics of trace elements in various environments
Accumulation/detoxication mechanism of trace elements in bio-organisms
Development/application of new analytical methods for trace 
Assoc.Prof.H.Somura Environmental impact assessment based on modeling analysis and field survey
Assoc.Prof.M.Dohi Robotics and mechatronics for agriculture, Plant growth model cellular automaton, Gait control by genetic algorithm
Assoc.Prof.T.Naganawa Models of carbon and nitrogen cycles, Pedometrix in soil biochemistry
Assoc.Prof.Y.Kihara Development of catchment-scale hydrologic model using GIS
Assis.Prof.K.Ueno Development of maintenance and management method for irrigation and drainage facilities
Assis.Prof.K.Sato Development of Technology for Environmental Restoration and Resource Recycling by Soil Ecological Engineering
Assis.Prof.H.Sato New Conceptual Basin and River Management 
Assis.Prof.M.Sato Geotechnical Engineering, Evaluation and Maintenance of the Ground Structures, Fundamental Study of Soil Skeltons
Assis.Prof.K.Fukada Development of acoustic measurement technique in soil physics and studies on air flow in soil
Assis.Prof.H.Yoshioka Mass and momentum transport phenomena in environmental fluids, Transport phenomena with inherent stochasticity, Computational science,

Full-time Contract Assis.Prof.A.Hashigudhi

Decomposition of persistent substances in the environmental water by advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), Understanding of the fate of PPCPs in the wastewater treatment plant, Arsenic removal from ground water by iron bacteria and Microbiological control using UV-LED.

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Education and Research Center for Biological Resources

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Forest Science
Assoc.Prof.T.Yamashita
Nutrient dynamics in soil ecosystems
Agricultural Science
Prof.S.Matsumoto Evaluation of plant-available nutrients and toxic heavy metals in soil
Marine Biological Science
Prof.N.Hirohashi Reproductive straegy and sperm evolution in animals
Assoc.Prof.M.Yoshida Evolutionary genomics using massive sequencing techniques and Bioinformatics, Evo-Devo on marine non-organisms, Single cell-transcriptomics targeting mechanisms to guarantee cell identity and function

Full-time Contract Assoc.Prof.N.Noriyoshi

Behavioral ecology and reproductive biology in cephalopods