Associate Professor, School of Agriculture,
Meiji University

SDGs theme

Research fields:
Nematology, evolutional developmental biology, plant protection science, extremophile science

Research themes:
Basic and applied research on phytoparasitic nematode diseases, evolutional developmental biology research with diverse nematodes, phenotypic plasticity research, exploration and mechanism research on nematodes living in extreme environments

Main books and papers:
◆“Newly identified nematodes from Mono Lake exhibit extreme arsenic resistance”, Current Biology (2019)
◆“Evidence of hermaphroditism and sex ratio distortion in the fungal feeding nematode Bursaphelenchus okinawaensis”, G3 (2014)
◆“Secretome analysis of the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus reveals the tangled roots of parasitism and its potential for molecular mimicry”, PLoS ONE (2013)
◆Biseibutsu Seitaigaku eno Shotai – Mori wo Meguru Mikuro na Sekai (Invitation to Microbial Ecology: The Micro World in the Forest) (co-author), Kyoto University Press (2012)