Staff & Research Subject

Department of Biology

Basic Biology Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
KASAI Minobu Professor Environmental Physiology of Plants Regulation of photosynthetic source-sink balance Details of a Researcher
KUROO Masaki Professor Molecular Cytogenetics Analysis of genetic diversity based on nucleotide sequences and/or chromosome in vertebrates Details of a Researcher
FUKUZAWA Masashi Professor Developmental Biology Molecular-genetical and cell-biological studies of cell differentiation and morphogenesis in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium Details of a Researcher
OHKAWA Hiroshi Associate Professor Plant Molecular Physiology Fundamental and applied studies on molecular physiology in photosynthetic organisms Web Site
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KOBAYASHI Kazuya Associate Professor Developmental & Reproductive Biology Mechanisms underlying regulation of reproductive switching between asexual and sexual reproduction in planarians Web Site
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SASABE Michiko Associate Professor Plant Cell Biology Molecular mechanisms regulating cell division and cell differentiation in plants Details of a Researcher
NISHINO Atsuo Associate Professor Animal Physiology Molecular physiological studies on locomotor/behavioral control in marine zooplankton. Web Site
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YOSHIDA Wataru Assistant Professor Molecular Developmental Biology Research on the morphogenetic mechanism and regulation of gene expression in sea cucumber Holothurian Web Site
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Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
SUGIYAMA Shuichi Professor Plant Ecology Ecological studies on plant adaptive and evolutionary mechanisms Web Site
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AZUMA Nobuyuki Professor Animal Ecology (1) Ecology of fishes and birds  (2) Conservation and restoration of ecosystem Details of a Researcher
ISHIDA Kiyoshi Associate Professor Forest Ecology Ecological studies on plant adaptive and evolutionary mechanisms Details of a Researcher
IKEDA Hiroshi Associate Professor Evolutionary Ecology Studies of evolution and biodiversity using invertebrates such as insects and earthworms › Details of a Researcher
SOGABE Atsushi Associate Professor Animal Ecology Studies on the ecology and evolution of animal behavior, particularly in fish and other aquatic animals › Details of a Researcher
Yamawo Akira Assistant Professor Forest Ecology Ecological studies on plant adaptive and evolutionary mechanisms Web Site
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Basic Life Science Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
HIMENO Hyouta Professor Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Molecular mechanism of translation, Ribosome maturation pathway, Novel stress response pathway involved in ribosome Web Site
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USHIDA Chisato Professor Molecular Biology Structure and function of intermediate-size non-protein-coding RNAs (is-ncRNAs), Functional RNomics Web Site
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TAKADA Noboru Associate Professor Natural Products Chemistry Chemical studies on bioactive natural products Web Site
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EIJI Morita Associate Professor Cell Biology, Virology Studies of virus and host cell interactions that regulate viral pathogenesis. › Web Site
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YOKOYAMA Hitoshi Associate Professor Developmental Biology
Regenerative Biology
Organ-level regeneration such as limb regeneration and skin regeneration mainly using an amphibian model system, Xenopus. › Details of a Researcher
KURITA Daisuke Assistant Professor Biochemistry Structure and mechanism in protein synthesis, Molecular mimicry in translation. › Details of a Researcher
HATAKEYAMA Koki Assistant Professor Immunobiology Study on metastasis of cancer, The establishment of murine tumor cell line, Image analysis of the cell movement. Web Site
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Applied Life Science Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
HASHIMOTO Masaru Professor Bioorganic Chemistry Isolation and Structural determination of biologically active metabolites, Organic syntheses, and their Applications Web Site
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YOSHIDA Takashi Professor Enzymology Structure, function, and application of carbohydrate-degrading enzymes. › Web Site
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TONOUCHI Akio Professor Environmental Microbiology Research on environmental microorganisms › Web Site
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SAKAMOTO Kimitoshi Associate Professor Biological Chemistry Mechanisms of oxygen independent mitochondrial electron transfer  › Details of a Researcher
SONOKI Tomonori Associate Professor Applied Microbiology Characterization and application of microbial function for sustainable production of chemicals and fuels

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HAMADA Shigeki Associate Professor Plant Biochemistry, Enzymology Analytical and applied studies on metabolic production mechanisms in plant and microbe

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Department of Applied Biology and Food Sciences

Biotechnology Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
ISHIKAWA Ryuji Professor Plant Breeding Rice genomics and genetics,Development of Genetic resources Web Site
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SENDA Mineo Professor Plant Genomics Seed Pigmentation Phenomena in Yellow Soybean › Web Site
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AKADA Shinji Associate Professor Environmental Botany Molecular Biology of Plant Environmental Adaptation Details of a Researcher
KASHIWAGI Akiko Associate Professor Food Science Molecular genetics of bacteria › Details of a Researcher
TANAKA Katsunori Assistant Professor Plant Breeding Genetics in rice and melon, Utilization of Genetic Resources › Details of a Researcher

Food Science Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
IWAI Kunihisa Professor Food Functional Science Nutrition and biological function of regional food.
Pharmacokinetics and analyses of functional ingredients.
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NAKAJIMA Akira Professor Food Toxicology Pharmacology and toxicology of chemicals in food  Details of a Researcher
SATO Yukinori Professor Food Science Food Materials Science and Technology › Details of a Researcher
MAEDA Hayato Associate Professor Food Chemistry Nutrition and biological function of food resources. Details of a Researcher

Plant Protection and Environment Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
AOYAMA Masakazu Professor Soil Science Soil organic matter, Humic substances, Organic farming Details of a Researcher
SANO Teruo Professor Plant Pathology Detection, Molecular Characterization, and Protection of Viroids and Viroid Diseases Web Site
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TANAKA Kazuaki Associate Professor Plant Pathology Taxonomy and phylogeny of microfungi (Ascomycota) Details of a Researcher
MATSUYAMA Nobuhiko Associate Professor Soil Science Soil production, cultivation system Details of a Researcher
KANEKO Yu Associate Professor Insect Physiology Insect Endocrinology, Developmental Biology Details of a Researcher

Department of International Agriculture and Horticulture

Agriculture and Horticulture Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
ARAKAWA Osamu Professor Pomology Physiology of tree growth and fruit quality Details of a Researcher
ZHANG Shuhuai Professor Agricultural Engineering 1)Non-destructive measurements for agricultural product’s quality
2)Applications of image processing and sensing technology for agriculture
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MAEDA Tomoo Professor Vegetable science Studies on relationship between cultural condition and contents of phytochemicals in vegetables Details of a Researcher
MATSUZAKI Masatoshi Professor Animal Feeding We are doing research aiming at
1)Improvement of animal performance by nutritional manipulation in early life
2)Better utilization of unused biomass materials in animal feeding
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KAWASAKI Michio Associate Professor Crop Science Studies on productivity and environmental stress tolerance in food crops Web Site
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HONDA Kazushige Associate Professor Floriculture ( Ornamental Horticulture ) Hybridization breeding and using tissue culture technique to raise hybrid of ornamental plant.
Studying on plant reproduction to utilize and conserve the native wild plant species.
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YE Xujun Associate Professor Agricultural Machinery 1)Application of remote sensing technology in Agriculture
2)Development of quality evaluation technologies for agricultural products using optical sensing
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TANAKA Norimitsu Assistant Professor Pomology We are studying gene function involved in flower bud formation and parthenocarpy in apple. Details of a Researcher

Agricultural Economics course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
IZUMIYA Masami Professor Agricultural Marketing Economic analysis of waste biomass recycling Details of a Researcher
ISHITSUKA Satoshi Professor Food Economics Expansion of marketing strategic in food industry Details of a Researcher
TAKANASHI Fumie Associate Professor Agricultural Economics Socio economic research on distribution of agricultural outputs and producer’s organization in developing countries Details of a Researcher
NARITA Takumi  Associate Professor  International Food Marketing  Studies on functions of agricultural products distribution structure › Details of a Researcher
SATO Takahiro Associate Professor International Agriculture and Rural Development Studies on the relationships between rural livelihoods and dynamics of environment, technologies and institutions.  › Details of a Researcher
SATO Kazuko Associate Professor International Food Business Studies on Agriculture and food policy and farm structure Details of a Researcher
MASAKI Suguru Assistant Professor Agricultural economics/Regional agriculture Research on challenges, opportunities and solutions in rural communities, as well as the utilization of support system in rural areas. › Details of a Researcher
YOSHINAKA Satoshi Assistant Professor Farm Management Studies on the condition of business analysis of a farmer or the agricultural organization and method of the support of  the regional core farmers. Details of a Researcher

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

Agricultural Civil Engineering Course / Rural Environment Studies Course

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
IZUMI Mattashi Professor Irrigation, Drainage and Hydraulic Engineering Study on Hydraulic design of the water utilization facilities and swimming ability of freshwater fishes necessary for the fishway design. Details of a Researcher
SASAKI Choichi Professor Agricultural Land Engineering Studies on percolation pattern of paddy fields and its influence as multi-functionality of paddies Details of a Researcher
HIGAKI Daisuke Professor Watershed-based Erosion Control Engineering Studies on erosion and sedimentation disasters and mountain geo-ecology
– Landslide risk management
– Geo-ecological analysis on deep-seated landslide slopes
– Low-cost measures against geomorphic hazards for developing countries
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FUJISAKI Hiroyuki Professor Rural Planning Studies on sustainable rural development, especially for farm land consolidation, rural tourism, and so on Web Site
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ENDO Akira Associate Professor Agricultural Land Physics To develop the soil environment management technique in agricultural land, I’m studying in order to obvious for behavior of the inorganic nitrogen in the agricultural land soil that can be recommended from both the environmental aspects of soil and groundwater and the growth of the crop. › Web Site 
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KATO Ko Associate Professor Agricultural Information Engineering Studies on utilization of agricultural land information and management of irrigation and drainage structures facilities Web Site
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MARUI Atsushi Associate Professor Irrigation, Drainage Water Use Engineering Research of the required water quantity and quality for crop production in multiple field using hydrological approach, irritation and drainage system design › Details of a Researcher
MORI Hiroshi Associate Professor Agricultural Facilities Engineering Study on evaluation of a static-dynamic stability and a performance based design for agricultural hydraulic structures with soil foundations › Details of a Researcher
KATO Chihiro Assistant Professor Agricultural Land Conservation Studies on land conservation and prediction of soil physical environment such as soil water, heat and gas condition in agricultural fields › Details of a Researcher
MORITANI Shigeoki Assistant Professor Rural Energy Engineering Research of the winter growing methods in greenhouse with the groundwater utilization › Details of a Researcher
TSOU, Ching-Ying Assistant Professor Applied geomorphology Erosion Control Engineering Studying earth surface processes and geological phenomena for sediment-related hazard reduction and environment conservation. › Details of a Researcher

Teaching and Research Center for Bio-coexistence

Fujisaki Farm, Teaching and Research Center for Bio-coexistence

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
ITO Daiyu Associate Professor Pomology and Agricultural Meteorology Research Subject New apple cultivation technology, Carbon/water budget in apple orchard Web Site
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Hayashida Taishi Assistant Professor Pomology New apple cultivation technology, Labor-saving cultivation of Japanese pear › Details of a Researcher

Kanagi Farm, Teaching and Research Center for Bio-coexistence

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
KANG Dong- Jin Associate Professor Crop Science and Stress Physiology Physiological study on the abiotic stresses in crops Web Site
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FANG Jiachen Assistant Professor Animal Production Utilization of unused organic materials for animal feed Web Site
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The Shirakami Research Center for Environmental Sciences

Name Position Research Group Research Subject Link
Yukio Ishikawa Professor Ecology/environment Web Site
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Takeyuki Nakamura Associate Professor Living organisms diversity/classification
Form/structure
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Hiroki Yamagishi Assistant Professor Ecology/environment Web Site
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