Bioenvironmental Sciences

Faculty Members

Professor
MIYAKE Masami (Veterinary Public Health)
Classes in Charge
(Graduate School)
Special Lecture in Bioenvironmental Sciences B
Research content My research is directed toward understanding the molecular mechanism of how bacterial pathogens, especially causative agents of food-borne diseases, induce pathological alterations in host cells. Using genetic and biochemical approach, we are analyzing sensor systems of foodborne pathogens, focusing on how they sense and respond to environmental changes during infection in the host.
Keywords Molecular Bacteriology, Host-parasite interaction, Foodborne illness, spores
Office hour Wednesday (12:00-13:00) <Rinku⋅D521>
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Professor
WATARAI Shinobu (Veterinary Immunology)
Classes in Charge
(Graduate School)
Special Lecture: Bioenvironmental Sciences C
Research content The glycolipids on the cell surface have various biological functions. The sugar structure of glycolipids on the cells and its function are studied, and the applied research into the glycolipid sugar to the disease prevention and treatment is done. Moreover, the development of drug delivery system using liposomes is also done. The development of liposome vector for gene therapy and the development of liposomal mucosal vaccine are advanced now.
Keywords Glycolipid, Infectious Disease, Liposome, Vaccine
Office hour Friday (16:00-17:00) <Rinku⋅D526>
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Associate Professor
NISHIMURA Kazuhiko (Toxicology)
Classes in Charge
(Graduate School)
Special Lecture: Bioenvironmental Sciences A
Research content Erythropoiesis is indispensable to recovery of the anemia. However, the mechanism of erythropoiesis has many questions. I study the mechanism of erythropoietin production and the effect of microflora in intestine on erythropoiesis.
Keywords (1)Microflora (2)Bile acid (3) Anemia and erythropoiesis (4)Trypanosoma (5)Iron metabolism
Office hour Monday (12:00-13:00) <Rinku⋅B507>
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Associate Professor
MATSUZAWA Takeshi (Veterinary Public He
Classes in Charge
(Graduate School)
Special Seminar: Veterinary Environmental Sciences A
Research content My research focuses on a mechanism of the interaction between host cells and bacteria, which causes zoonosis. My aims are to elucidate (1)the machinery of sensor system of enteropathogenic E. coli for recognition of the host cells and (2)the molecular mechanism by interferon-inducible member of Immunity-Related GTPase (IRG) family, which contributes to disease resistance against intracellular bacteria like Salmonella and Listeria.
Keywords Zoonosis, Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Office hour Tuesday (12:00-13:00) <Rinku⋅D522>
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Associate Professor, D.V.M., Ph.D.
YASUGI Mayo (Veterinary Public Health)
Classes in Charge
(Graduate School)
Special Lecture in Bioenvironmental Sciences B
Research content My research interest is zoonotic diseases related to companion and wild animals, and the goal is controlling the infectious diseases. The ongoing studies are (1) to develop oral vaccine against rabies for wild life and (2) surveillance of multidrug-resistant bacteria in companion animals.
Keywords Zoonosis, Microbiology
Office hour Monday (12:00-13:00) <Rinku⋅D522>
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Assistant Professor
IWASAKI Tadashi (Veterinary Immunology)
Classes in Charge
(Graduate School)
Special Seminar: Veterinary Environmental Sciences A
Research content My major research interest is pathological mechanisms of allergic diseases and the application of its knowledge to the establishment of treatment of the disease.
Keywords allergy, immunization, diagnosis
Office hour Friday (16:00-17:00) <Rinku⋅D527>
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Assistant Professor
NAKAGAWA Hiroshi (Toxicology)
Classes in Charge
(Graduate School)
Special Seminar: Veterinary Environmental Sciences A
Research content Newly synthesized proteins are transported from endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to Golgi apparatus through the transport vesicles coated with COPII. The failure of transport vesicle formation causes the ER stress and then leads to ER stress-induced apoptosis. To clarify the regulation mechanism of the vesicle transport, I am currently studying the role of ER-localized trimeric GTP-binding proteins on intracellular transport pathways. Another my research interest is the mechanism of ER stress-induced apoptosis that is a feature programmed cell death as a result of the protein accumulation in ER.
Keywords Vesicular transport, Endoplasmic reticulum, G protein, Apoptosis
Office hour Monday-Wednesday (12:00-13:00) <Rinku⋅B506>
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