Faculty Members

Faculty supervisors are marked with an asterisk (*).

(Alphabetical order / Incumbent, 2017)

Life Sciences

PositionNameArea and SubjectResearch Theme(s)
*Associate Professor Shinobu Chiba Molecular Biology Molecular biology of protein biogenesis and localization
*Professor Toshiya Endo Structural Biology, Molecular Cell Biology How to make mitochondria from proteins and lipids
*Professor Chihiro Hama Molecular Neuroscience Roles for synaptic cleft matrix in development of brain functions
*Professor Naoki Itano Aging Biology Development of Innovative Technologies for Healthy Longevity
*Professor Takakazu Kaneko Genomics Genomics of plant-associated mirobes
*Professor Keiko Kato Animal Anatomy and Neurobiology Study on molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuits plasticity in the limbic system.
*Associate Professor Akira Kawabe Molecular Population Genetics Research on the maintenance mechanisms of DNA variation in Plant species.
*Associate Professor Kohki Kawane Cell Biology Molecular mechanism and physiological role of epithelial cell death in digestive tract
*Professor Seisuke Kimura Plant Developmental Biology Plant Ecological Evolutionary Development Biology
*Professor Hisato Kondoh Molecular Developmental Biology Molecular developmental biology Research themes: Intercellular signaling and transcriptional regulation in the developmental process
*Professor Akira Kurosaka Neuroglycobiology Functional Analysis of Glycosyltransferases in Neural Differentiation
*Professor Akihiko Maeda Environmental Hygiene Ecological and molecular biological studies of pathogenic microbes
*Professor Takeshi Motohashi Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Functional regulation in chloroplast of plants
*Professor Hideo Murata Dietetics and Hygienics Nutritional and hygienic study on the adverse effects of feed-borne toxic substances in animals
*Professor Kazuhiro Nagata Molecular and Cellular Biology (1) Life of Proteins: Protein Quality Control Mechanism and Diseases
(2) Regulation of Cellular Functions by Molecular Chaperones
*Professor Hiroshi Nakada Immunochemistry Cancer Cell Characteristics and Their Effect on Immune Mechanisms
*Professor Nobuhiro Nakamura Cell and Developmental Biology Study on the Roles of Organelles in the Developmental Systems
*Assistant Professor Yoshii Nishino Virology Molecular mechanism of viral neurological and neurobehavioral disease
*Professor Tetsuro Nomura Animal Breeding Applications of Population Genetics to Animal Breeding and Conservation
*Professor Toshiyuki Saito Neurobiology Stress Disorders and Regeneration of Neurons in the Brain
*Professor Ken-ichi Sato Cell Signaling and Development Biological function of gametes, early embryos, and cancer cells
*Professor Misuzu Seo Molecular and Cell Biology, Cell Signaling (1)Regulation of neuronal and vascular development
(2)Targeting growth factor-mediated cell signaling for cancer therapy
*Professor Hidetaka Shiratori Mechanism of organogenesis Molecular mechanism of morphological changes in organogenesis
*Associate Professor Jun-ichi Takahashi Molecular Ecology of Animals Molecular Ecology and Applied Entomology
*Professor Hiroki Takakuwa Infectious Disease Study on ecology and pathogenicity of influenza viruses
*Professor Minoru Takeuchi Immune Cell Biology Experimental Medical Research on Immune Mechanisms of Smoking and Tumor
*Associate Professor Yasuyuki Tanahashi Veterinary Pharmacology Regulation of smooth muscle contractility and associated functional disorders
*Professor Toru Terachi Plant Molecular Biology Molecular Genetics of Higher Plant Organelles
*Professor Hideaki Tsuge Structural Biology Structural and Functional Study of Protein Complex
*Professor Hiroshi Yamagishi Plant Breeding Science Elucidation of the Origin and Evolution of Crops and Development of New Crops by Means of Genome Engineering
*Professor Ken Yokoyama Membrane Bioenergetics (1) Molecular mechanism of energy conversion enzymes
(2) Studies of relationship between energy metabolism and cellular aging