Department of Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences   
Department of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences   
Education and Research Center for Biological Resources

Department of Life Sciences

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Prof. K. Akama Studies on regulatory mechanism of tRNA gene expression and physiological function of γ aminobutyric acid (GABA) in plants
Prof. A. Nishikawa Mechanism of myogenesis and interdigital cell death in amphibian
Prof. T. Matsuzaki Control mechanisms of hair formation and hair cycle
Assoc.Prof. H. Ishida Cell motility mechanisms of protists
Assoc.Prof. Y. Kodama Elucidation of the mechanism that establishes endosymbiosis between the ciliate Paramecium bursaria and Chlorella spp.
Assis.Prof. T. Akihiro Isolation and characterization of the novel membrane transport protein from the plant

Assis.Prof.Y. Yamaguchi

Comparative physiology and endocrinology of body fluid regulation in vertebrates
Prof. F. Aranishi Molecular evolutionary, ecological and conservative genetics of aquatic organisms
Prof. N. Hirohashi Reproductive physiology of marine invertebrates
Prof. S.-J. Lin Plant reproduction and evolutional diversity
Assoc.Prof. T. Takahara Behavioral ecology and bio-monitoring using environmental DNA in aquatic animals
Assoc.Prof. A.Mougi Theoretical study on maintenance mechanism of biodiversity
Assis.Prof. K. Sugai Ecological genetics of woody plants on islands

Prof. T. Ishikawa

Physiology and metabolism of ascorbic acid in plants and microalgae

Prof. T. Shiotsuki

Chemical biology and molecular mechanisms in regulation of insect development and their application

Prof. T. Yamamoto

Biomedical applications of Raman spectroscopy

Assoc.Prof. I. Ikeda

Design and synthesis of bioactive molecules

Assoc.Prof. T. Ogawa

Metabolism and regulatory mechanism of cofactors in plants

Assoc.Prof. T. Maruta

Redox control and stress response in plants

Assoc.Prof. K. Yoshikiyo

Molecular recognition engineering using cyclodextrins

Prof. M. Kawamukai

Molecular genetics and application of yeast

Prof. K. Murota

Elucidation of the bioavailability of lipophilic functional food factors

Prof. K. Yokota

Biochemistry and molecular cell biology on health benefit of food-derived factors and biopharmaceuticals

Assoc.Prof. T. Kaino

Elucidation of biosynthesis, regulatory mechanism and function of coenzyme Q (ubiquinone)

Assoc.Prof. H. Shimizu

Study on the relationship between food-derived intestinal bacterial metabolites or cyanobacteria-derived toxins, and pathogenesis of diseases

Assoc.Prof. M. Jisaka

Structure and function of enzymes involved in lipid peroxidation and following reactions

Assoc.Prof. K. Nishimura

Membrane trafficking machinery of proteins in plant cells

Assoc.Prof. Y.Matsuo

Cell signaling in fission yeast

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Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Prof. T. Ichinohe Feeding regimen of ruminant animal
Assoc.Prof.K.Ujiie Crop physiology, Development of cultivation techniques
Assoc.Prof. M. Kadowaki Photosynthesis, Dry matter production
Assoc.Prof. K. Kobayashi Functional morphology and abiotic stress in crop science
Assis.Prof. F. Adachi Relationship between growing condition and crop production
Assis.Prof. S. Shiro Utilization of useful microbes in crop production
Assis.Prof. S. Song Physiological control of tissue development in animal body
Prof. T. Asao Hydroponics, Autotoxicity
Prof. K. Ohta Morphogenesis and its control in horticultural plants
Prof. N. Kobayashi Evaluation of plant genetic resources and its application
Prof. T. Matsumoto Fruit cultivation, Postharvest
Assoc.Prof. H. Ikeura Analysis of the scent of vegetables, fruits and flowers
Assoc.Prof. T. Esumi Reproductive physiology in fruit and ornamental trees
Assoc.Prof. H. Tanaka Effective propagation in horticultural plants
Assoc.Prof. A. Nakatsuka Analysis of useful character gene in horticultural plants
Assis.Prof. T. Shibuya Light response of horticultural plants
Prof. Y. Ito History of agriculture and fisheries in modern Japan
Prof. N. Inoue Farming practices and resource management on farm businesses
Assoc.Prof. K. Akazawa Regional resource management
Assoc.Prof. Y. Mori Financial activity of agriculture management entities and agricultural financing in the rural economy
Assoc.Prof. N. Yasunaga Economic analysis of hilly and mountainous areas
Assis.Prof. Y. Nakama Historical analysis of agricultural policies
Prof. K. Ito Forestry economics
Prof. T. Yoshimura Forest engineering
Assoc.Prof. E. Takahashi Forest resources management
Assoc.Prof. Y. Yone Forest remote sensing

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Department of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences

Academic Advisor Main Research Projects
Prof. K. Ito Genetic ecological study on pesticide-degrading microorganisms, Evaluation of pesticide side effects on microbial ecosystem, Ecology of endophytes
Prof. M. Ueno Studies on the expression of resistance in plant-microbe interaction
Prof. I. Kita Analysis of water use systems with mathematical programming and effective utilization of rainwater as water resource
Prof. J. Kihara Photomorphogenesis in phytopathogenic fungi
Prof. T. Kuwabara Development of the purification materials for the eco-engineering, and removal and recovery of the harmful matters
Prof. I. Takeda Water quality and hydrology in catchment area
Prof. T. Masunaga Enhancement and Control of soil ecosystem functions of plant production and environmental purification, Nutritional ecology in soil-water- plant ecosystems
Prof. R.Miyanaga Bee biology
Prof. A. Yano Plant environment photonics
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. Y. Izumi Physiological and biochemical study on seasonal adaptation of insect
Assoc.Prof. H. Kawaguchi Forest productivity, Forest regeneration M. Kubo Dynamics of riparian forest, Management of semi-natural grassland
Assoc. Prof. K. Kurata Biodiversity in coastal lagoon environments, Near shore ecology changes in Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi, Carbon and nitrogen transportation through food webs in shore of Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi
Assoc.Prof. K. Sato Development of technology for environmental restoration and resource recycling by soil ecological engineering
Assoc.Prof. K. Suyama Evaluation of pesticide side effects on microbial ecosystem, Development of teaching materials about pesticide
Assoc.Prof. T. Naganawa Spatial variation and diversity in soil ecology
Assoc.Prof. T. Hashimoto Estimation and evaluation of water source forest effects on water supply using simple hydrological models
Assoc.Prof. Y. Kihara Development of catchment-scale hydrologic model using GIS
Assis.Prof. K. Ueno Study on maintenance methods and disaster prevention and mitigation methods for irrigation and drainage facilities
Assis.Prof. H. Sato New conceptual flood control system to the excess flood of a river basin regarded as a management unit
Assis.Prof. M. Sato Maintenance of the overaged earth structures
Assis.Prof. K. Shimizu Ecology of arthropod community in tropical rain forest of South East Asia, Interactions among ants, the other arthropods and plants
Assis.Prof. G. Nagato The formation and environmental dynamics of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon congeners
Assis.Prof. A. Hashiguchi Microbiological control using UV-LED, Development of new wastewater treatment system
Assis.Prof. S. Hayashi Study on microbe-microbe and microbe-plant interactions, Genetic study on pesticide-degrading ability in bacteria, Control of odorous compounds-producing cyanobacteria and actinomycetes in water ecosystems
Assis.Prof. K. Fukada Studies on dynamics of air in soil by acoustic measurement method
Assis.Prof. R. Fujimaki Biomass production and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems
Assis.Prof. H. Yoshioka Collective motion of animals, Mathematical modelling of environmental and ecological dynamics
Assis.Prof. Y.Yoshioka Water quality and hydrology for regional groundwater
Assis.Prof. Z. Li Development of environment control system for agricultural cultivation facilities using photovoltaic and electrical engineering technologies

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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 forest soils, Soil environment below tropical rain forest of Southeast Asia
Agricultural Science
Prof. S. Matsumoto Analysis of available nutrients and toxic heavy metals in soil
Marine Biological Science
Assoc.Prof. M. Yoshida Evolutionary genomics targeting non-model organisms in oceans
Assis.Prof. Z. LiAssis.Prof. H. Ono The main theme of my research is elucidating developmental changes which contribute to morphological evolution in animals. I am currently focusing on the cardiovascular formation in coleoid cephalopods and the genetic changes contributing to species-specific phenotype in amphioxus as well as developmental researches in other marine organisms.