Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
1982 Awarded the degree of M.S., Nagoya University
1982 - 1995 Research Scientist at Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
(1986 Visiting Research Associate, State University of New York at Stony Brook)
(1988 Awarded the degree of Ph.D., The University of Tokyo)
1994 Chief Biochemist at Food Research & Development Laboratories, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
1995 Associate Professor at Department of Bioscience, Fukui Prefectural University
2001 Professor at Department of Bioscience, Fukui Prefectural University
2006 - present Professor at Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Microbial cells are always exposed to the environment where oxygen concentration changes unlike multicellular organisms such as mammals and plants. The microbe acquires a system in response to a drastic environmental change in a process of the evolution, suggesting that there is the origin of various environmental responses by multicellular organisms to microorganisms. In this way, understanding of microbial functions and mechanisms for the environment where oxygen concentration changes is one of the most important research fields in terms of not only elucidation of microbial diversity but also finding a new working hypothesis or a hint of the solution for the complicated biological phenomenon in higher eukaryotes. We will explore original research with learning excellent mechanisms of microorganisms.