The Department of Applied Biological Science explores the basic laws of life science, ranging from microorganisms to human beings, and fosters human resources who possess the ability to plan and execute thorough experimental strategies for resolving issues in science, agriculture, medicine and pharmaceutical science, and environmental engineering.

List of Research Areas and Faculty Members

Major Name Title Research Area
Environmental Information Biology KUCHITSU Kazuyuki Professor Molecular Mechanisms of Environmental Responses and Signal Transduction
Plant Biology NISHIHAMA Ryuichi Professor Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and physiology of plants
Developmental Biology WADA Naoyuki Professor Developmental biology, Tissue morphogenesis and regeneration
Microbial Ecology SUZUKI Tomonori Professor Ecology and Phylogeny of Microorganisms
Bioorganic Chemistry KURAMOCHI Kouji Professor Chemical Biology, Organic Synthesis
Molecular Biology KAMAKURA Takashi Professor Molecular biology, Applied microbiology (Molecular biology of fungi and bacteria)
Reproductive Science MAEZAWA So Associate Professor Multiomics, Chromatin dynamics, Epigenetics, Bioinfomatics
Structural Biology
NAKAJIMA Masahiro Associate Professor Enzyme Engineering, Biomacromolecular Chemistry and Structural Biology
MASAIKE Tomoko Associate Professor Single-molecule Biology,Mechanisms of Proteins
Applied Biochemistry FURUYA Toshiki Associate Professor Microbial metabolism and
enzyme catalysis
Neuroscience HAGIWARA Akari Associate Professor Anatomical and
physiological neuroscience
Biological Psychology ICHIKAWA Hiroko Associate Professor Behavioral science based on measurement of gaze behavior and
brain activity
Cancer Cell Biology SADAIE Mahito Associate Professor Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology
Cell Biology, Biochemistry NAKAMURA Yoshikazu Associate Professor Lipid biology, Dermatology
(Visiting Faculty Members and Research Fields Based on the Joint Graduate School System)
Virus Life Science KURAMOCHI Kouji Professor* Research on emerging and tumor viruses, and drug discovery
WATASHI Koichi Visiting Professor
Plant Stress Physiology KUCHITSU Kazuyuki Professor* Molecular responses of plants to environmental stresses, Genome editing and plant biotechnology
IMAI Ryozo Visiting Professor
Biological Clock WADA Naoyuki Professor* Biological clock research
OISHI Katsutaka Visiting Associate Professor
Plant Molecular Biology KAMAKURA Takashi Professor* Plant Immunity, Molecular Breeding of Crops
INOUE Haruhiko Visiting Associate Professor
Molecular Biology MAEZAWA So Associate Professor* Chromosomal DNA Replication and Cell Cycle Regulation
Medical Science SADAIE Mahito Associate Professor* Cell cycle, Cell division, Chromosome dynamics
HIROTA Tohru Visiting Professor
Molecular Biology MASAI Hisao Visiting Professor Chromosomal DNA Replication and Cell Cycle Regulation
(Note) * indicates deputy advisors.