Kunifumi Tagawa

Last Updated :2021/10/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life Marine Biological Laboratory, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
kunihiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2005/04/01, 2007/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Science, Marine Biological Laboratory, Associate Professor
  • 2007/04/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Science, Marine Biological Laboratory, Associate Professor
  • 2001/02/01, 2003/07/31, University of Hawaii, Pacific Biomedical Research Center, Assistant Reseacher
  • 2003/11/01, 2004/03/31, The University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, Research Associate
  • 2004/04/01, 2005/03/31, Kwansei Gakuin, Junior High School, Teacher
  • 1997/06/01, 1998/07/31, The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1997/04/01, 1997/05/31, Kyoto University, Faculty of Science, Assistant Research Staff
  • 1998/11/01, 2001/01/31, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellowship for Young Scientist (PD)
  • 2017/04/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Science, Marine Biological Laboratory, Director
  • 2018/04/01, 2020/03/31, Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia, Faculty of Science and Technology, Visiting Professor
  • 2019/04/01, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Marine Biological Laboratory, Director & Associate Professor
  • 2019/11/25, 2021/11/24, Sunan Ampel State Islamic University of Surabaya, Indonesia, Faculty of Science and Technology, Visiting Professor
  • 2020/04/01, 2022/03/31, Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia, Faculty of Science and Technology, Visiting Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Kyoto University of Education, Japan, 1986/04, 1990/03
  • Kyoto University, Japan, 1992/04, 1994/03
  • Kyoto University, Japan, 1994/04, 1997/03

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Science, Kyoto University
  • Doctor of Science, Kyoto University

Research Fields

  • Biology;Biological Science;Developmental biology

Research Keywords

  • Hemichordates, acorn worm, Development, Evolution, Regeneration, Comparative Embryology, Evo-Devo, Acoelomorpha, Praesagittifera naikaiensis, Deuterostomes, Bilateria

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Zoological Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists
  • The Japanese Society for Genome Editing

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Advanced Biology
  2. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Comparative Embryology
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar for Evolution and Development
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology IV
  7. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Summer Course for Marine Biology A
  8. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Summer Course for Marine Biology B
  9. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Marine Biological Course
  10. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Year, Marine course for marine biological education
  11. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Shimanami Kaido Marine Biology Course
  12. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Shimanami Kaido Marine Biology Course
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar for Biological Science (Lecture)
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar for Biological Science (Lecture)
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology B
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 3Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology F
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology A
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  20. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  21. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  22. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Basic Biology
  23. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Natural History Sciences
  24. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology C
  25. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology D
  26. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 2Term, Seminar for Advanced Research in Basic Biology E
  27. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Introduction to Genetics and Genomics

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Regeneration in the Hemichordate Ptychodera flava, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 27(2), 91-95, 201002
  2. Identical Genomic Organization of Two Hemichordate Hox Clusters, CURRENT BIOLOGY, 22(21), 2053-2058, 20121106
  3. How was the notochord born?, EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT, 14(1), 56-75, 2012
  4. Identification of an intact ParaHox cluster with temporal colinearity but altered spatial colinearity in the hemichordate Ptychodera flava, BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 13, 20130627
  5. ★, A cDNA Resource for Gene Expression Studies of a Hemichordate, Ptychodera flava, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 31(7), 414-420, 201407
  6. On a Possible Evolutionary Link of the Stomochord of Hemichordates to Pharyngeal Organs of Chordates, GENESIS, 52(12), 925-934, 201412
  7. ★, Hedgehog Expression During Development and Regeneration in the Hemichordate, Ptychodera flava, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 32(1), 33-37, 201501
  8. ★, Hemichordate genomes and deuterostome origins, NATURE, 527(7579), 459-465, 201511
  9. Near complete loss of retinal ganglion cells in the math5/brn3b double knockout elicits severe reductions of other cell types during retinal development, DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 316(2), 214-227, 2008
  10. Diversification of epithelial adherens junctions with independent reductive changes in cadherin form: identification of potential molecular synapomorphies among bilaterians, EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT, 7(5), 376-389, 2005
  11. Development and neural organization of the tornaria larva of the Hawaiian hemichordate, Ptychodera flava, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 21(1), 69-78, 2004
  12. A novel amphioxus cadherin that localizes to epithelial adherence junctions has an unusual domain organization for chordate phylogeny, EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT, 4(6), 426-434, 2002
  13. Conserved and divergent aspects of expression pattern of BMP-2/4 in hemichordate acorn worm and echinoderm sea cucumber embryos, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 19(10), 1113-1121, 2002
  14. Amphi-Eomes/Tbr1: an amphioxus cognate of vertebrate Eomesodermin and T-Brain1 genes whose expression reveals evolutionarily distinct domain in amphioxus development, JOUNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY (MOLECULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL EVOLUTION), 294(2), 136-145, 2002
  15. Group B Sox genes that contribute to specifications of the vertebrate brain are expressed in the apical organ and ciliary bands of hemichordate larvae, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 19(1), 57-66, 2002
  16. Deuterostome evolution: Early development in the enteropneust hemichordate Ptychodera flava, EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT, 3(6), 375-390, 2001
  17. ★, Molecular Studies of Hemichordate Development: A Key to Understanding the Evolution of Bilateral Animals and Chordates, EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT, 3(6), 443-454, 2001
  18. Embryonic expression of a hemichordate distal-less gene, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 18(1), 57-61, 2001
  19. Characterization of Gill-Specific Genes of the Acorn Worm Ptychodera flava, DEVELOPMENTAL DYNAMICS, 217(3), 309-319, 2000
  20. Developmental expression of the hemichordate otx ortholog, MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT, 91(1-2), 337-339, 2000
  21. T-Brain Expression in the Apical Organ of Hemichordate Tornaria Larvae Suggests its Evolutionary Link to the Vertebrate Forebrain, JOUNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY (MOLECULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL EVOLUTION), 288(1), 23-31, 2000
  22. Characterization of a hemichordate fork head/HNF-3 gene expression, DEVELOPMENT GENES AND EVOLUTION, 210(1), 11-17, 2000
  23. A comparative molecular approach to mesodermal patterning in basal deuterostomes: the expression pattern of Brachyury in the enteropneust hemichordate Ptychodera flava, DEVELOPMENT, 126(1), 85-95, 1999
  24. Characterization of an ascidian maternal T-box gene, As-mT, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 42(8), 1093-1100, 1998
  25. ★, Novel pattern of Brachyury gene expression in hemichordate embryos, MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT, 75(1-2), 139-143, 1998
  26. ★, The Spawning and Early Development of the Hawaiian Acorn Worm (Hemichordate), Ptychodera flava, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 15(1), 85-91, 1998
  27. The recently-described ascidian species Molgula tectiformis is a direct developer, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 14(2), 297-303, 1997
  28. Predominant expression of a cytoskeltal actin gene in mesenchyme cells during embryogenesis of the ascidian Halocynthia roretzi, DEVELOPMENT GROWTH & DIFFERENTIATION, 38(4), 401-411, 1996
  29. Regeneration in the Hemichordate Ptychodera flava, 2011
  30. Introduction to Current Study on Hemichordates with Emphasis on Molecular Developmental Biology, Taxa, 22, 63-71, 2007
  31. How far are hemichordates related to human being?, Heredity, 58(2), 6-10, 2004
  32. ★, Hemichordate models, Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 39, 71-78, 20160618
  33. Magnetically tunable control of light reflection in an unusual optical protein of squid, AIP ADVANCES, 7(5), 201705
  34. ★, Regeneration in the enteropneust hemichordate, Ptychodera flava, and its evolutionary implications, Development, Growth & Differentiation, 60(6), 400-408, 20180814
  35. A draft nuclear-genome assembly of the acoel flatworm Praesagittifera naikaiensis, GigaScience, 8(4), 1-8, 20190406
  36. Xenacoelomorph-Specific Hox Peptides: Insights into the Phylogeny of Acoels, Nemertodermatids, and Xenoturbellids, Zoological Science, 36(5), 395-401, 2019

Publications such as books

  1. 2019, Evolutionary Developmental Biology: A Reference Guide, Evo-Devo Lessons Learned from Hemichordates, Hemichordates, Acorn worm, Animal evolution, Deuterostome, Direct and indirect development, Springer Nature Switzerland, 2019, Scholarly Book, Single work
  2. 2004, Hemichordate embryos; procurement, culture, and basic methods, Elsevier Press, 2004, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  3. 2000, Developmental mechanisms underlying the origin and evolution of chordate, Springer, 2000, Scholarly Book, Joint work

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. T Gene and Evolution of Chordates., Kuni Tagawa, 1999/04/12, With Invitation, English, University of Hawaii, Department of Genetics
  2. Expression of chordate notochord genes in acorn worm development, Kuni Tagawa, 1999/11/19, With Invitation, English, University of Hawaii, Department of Zoology
  3. Anuses, Mouths, and Brains: The evolution of deuterostomes., Kuni Tagawa, 2001/02/28, With Invitation, English, University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Laboratory
  4. Molecular Studies of Hemichordate Development: Anuses, Mouths, and Brains, Kun Tagawa, 2002/05, With Invitation, English, 14th Sea Urchin Meeting, Woods Hole
  5. Molecular Studies of Hemichordate Development: New Insights into Bilaterian Evolution, Kuni Tagawa, 2002/08/13, With Invitation, English, Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe
  6. Evolutionary origin of developmental programs for the chordate brain and mouth, Kuni Tagawa, 2003/01/20, With Invitation, English, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  7. Hemichordates: New Model System for the Origin and Evolution of Chordates, Kuni Tagawa, 2003/07/02, With Invitation, English, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Norway
  8. The nervous system of hemichordates and its marker, Kuni Tagawa, The 75th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2004/09/10, With Invitation, Japanese
  9. Towards the genome analysis of hemichordates, Kuni Tagawa, 2006/12/20, With Invitation, Japanese, Shimoda Marine Research Center, Tsukuba University
  10. The study on hemichordates, Kuni Tagawa, 2007/09/28, With Invitation, Japanese, Kochi University
  11. The enteropneust hemichordates and the evolution of deuterostomes, Kuni Tagawa, 2012/09/26, With Invitation, Japanese, Yamaguchi University
  12. Current progress of Ambulacraria genomics, Kuni Tagawa, Takeshi Kawashima, Kazunori Tachibana, The 84th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2013/09/26, With Invitation, Japanese
  13. Enteropneust Hemichordates, Kuni Tagawa, 2013/10/17, With Invitation, Japanese, Yamagata University
  14. The regeneration of the acorn worm Ptychodera flava and its genomic and EST analyses, Kuni Tagawa, The fourth Japanese Association for Marine Biology (JAMBIO) Forum, Japa, 2014/01/16, With Invitation, Japanese, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus
  15. Regenerative and genomic analyses of the hemichordates, Ptychodera flava, Kuni Tagawa, 2014/12/02, With Invitation, English, National Chung Hsing University
  16. Regenerative and genomic analyses of the hemichordates, Ptychodera flava, Kuni Tagawa, 2014/12/03, With Invitation, English, Academia Sinica
  17. The Regeneration and Evolutionary Development of Enteropneust Hemichordates, Kuni Tagawa, 2015/11/11, With Invitation, Japanese, Kagoshima University
  18. Hemichordate genomes and the ancestry of chordates, Kunifumi Tagawa, The 2nd Hiroshima International Symposium on Future Science (Hi-SFs 2016) on Current and Future trends on the Interdisciplinary Researches in Life Sciences, 2016/03/18, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Science, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima University
  19. Ptychodera flava works for the past quarter-century, Kuni Tagawa, First International Hemichodate Meeting, 2016/12/10, With Invitation, English, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
  20. Recent advance on the research of hemichordate development, Kuni Tagawa, 2017/03/27, With Invitation, English, State Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia
  21. Recent advance on the research of hemichordate development, Kuni Tagawa, 2017/03/29, With Invitation, English, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
  22. Recent advance on the research of hemichordate development,, Kuni Tagawa, 2017/03/30, With Invitation, English, State Islamic University of Surabaya, Indonesia
  23. The history of Ptychodera flava research, Kuni Tagawa, The 88th Annual Meetings of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2017/09/21, With Invitation, Japanese
  24. Deuterostome Origin and Chordate Evolution: From Hemichordate Perspectives, Kuni Tagawa, The 90th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2019/09/12, With Invitation, Japanese, Osaka City University Sugimoto Campus
  25. Regeneratin of acorn worms (Hemichordata) and acoel flatworms (Acoelomorpha), Kuni Tagawa, International Seminar on Marine Life, 2019/11/25, With Invitation, English, Universitas Islam Nergeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya, Indonesia
  26. Regeneratin of acorn worms (Hemichordata) and acoel flatworms (Acoelomorpha), Kuni Tagawa, 2019/11/26, With Invitation, English, State Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia, Indonesia

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2005, Zoological Science, Others, 1
  2. 2006, Development, Genes and Evolution, Others, 1
  3. 2007, Zoological Science, Others, 2
  4. 2011, Development, Genes and Evolution, Others, 2
  5. 2014, Development, Growth and Differentiation, Others, 2
  6. 2015, Zoological Scinece, Others, 1
  7. 2015, JEZ PartB: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, Others, 2
  8. 2016, Developmental Dynamics, Others, 3
  9. 2018, Scienteific Reports, Others, 1
  10. 2018, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Others, 1