Last Updated :2024/06/04

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Professor

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2007/04, 2011/09, Fudan University, Lecturer
  • 2011/10, 2018/03, Fudan University, Associate Professor
  • 2018/04, 2023/03, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan, 2004/04, 2007/03
  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science , Japan, 2002/04, 2004/03

Academic Degrees

  • The University of Tokyo
  • The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Plant production and environmental agriculture;Science in genetics and breeding
  • Biology;Basic biology;Biodiversity / Systematics
  • Biology;Basic biology;Evolutionary biology
  • Biological Sciences;Genome science;Genome biology

Research Keywords

  • Molecular Evolution, Population Genetics, Molecular Phylogeny, Genome, Breeding Science, Chicken

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Society of Biosophia Studies
  • the Japanese Society of Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Japan Poultry Science Association
  • The Mammal Society of Japan
  • Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Animal Breeding and Genetics
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory and Field Works in Animal Production I
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Reading of Foreign Literature in Applied Animal and Plant Schience
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis I
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis II
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis III
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Introduction Physiology of Domestic Animals
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Introductory Physiology of Domestic Animals
  9. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Animal Production Science I
  10. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Animal Production Science II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. The adaptational strategies of the hindlimb muscles in the Tenrecidae species including the aquatic web-footed tenrec (Limnogale mergulus)., Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, 188(4), 2006
  2. Molecular phylogenetic study on the origin and evolution of Mustelidae., Gene, 396(1), 2007
  3. The semifossorial function of the forelimb in the common rice tenrec (Oryzorictes hova) and the streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes hemispinosus), Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C: Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 36(6), 413-418, 20071201
  4. Molecular systematics and evolution of the recently discovered "Parnassian" butterfly (Parnassius davydovi Churkin, 2006) and its allied species (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae)., Gene, 441(1-2), 2009
  5. The monophyletic origin of sea lions and fur seals (Carnivora; Otariidae) in the Southern Hemisphere., Gene, 441(1-2), 2009
  6. A case study of the molecular genetical diagnosis of a small African Elephant (Loxodonta sp.) "Nana" kept at Asahiyama Zoo, Mammal Study, 34(3), 171-177, 20090901
  7. Episodic evolution and adaptation of chloroplast genomes in ancestral grasses., PloS one, 4(4), 2009
  8. Chronology of the extant African elephant species and case study of the species identification of the small African elephant with the molecular phylogenetic method., Gene, 441(1-2), 2009
  9. A quill vibrating mechanism for a sounding apparatus in the streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus)., Zoological science, 27(5), 2010
  10. The position of gnetales among seed plants: overcoming pitfalls of chloroplast phylogenomics., Molecular biology and evolution, 27(12), 2010
  11. Was the universal common ancestry proved?, Nature, 468(7326), 2010
  12. Domestication relaxed selective constraints on the yak mitochondrial genome., Molecular biology and evolution, 28(5), 2011
  13. Evaluation of genetic markers for identifying isolates of the species of the genus Fusarium., Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 91(13), 2011
  14. Why does the giant panda eat bamboo? A comparative analysis of appetite-reward-related genes among mammals., PloS one, 6(7), 2011
  15. Molecular phylogeny of the higher and lower taxonomy of the Fusarium genus and differences in the evolutionary histories of multiple genes., BMC evolutionary biology, 11, 2011
  16. Coxa morphologically adapted to large egg in aepyornithid species compared with various palaeognaths, Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C: Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, 41(1), 31-40, 20120201
  17. Some problems in proving the existence of the universal common ancestor of life on Earth., TheScientificWorldJournal, 2012, 2012
  18. The yak genome and adaptation to life at high altitude., Nature genetics, 44(8), 2012
  19. Phylogeny and biogeography of highly diverged freshwater fish species (Leuciscinae, Cyprinidae, Teleostei) inferred from mitochondrial genome analysis., Gene, 514(2), 2013
  20. Phylogenetic position and evolutionary history of the turtle and whale barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha: Coronuloidea)., Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 67(1), 2013
  21. High altitude adaptation of the schizothoracine fishes (Cyprinidae) revealed by the mitochondrial genome analyses., Gene, 517(2), 2013
  22. Complete chloroplast genome sequence of holoparasite Cistanche deserticola (Orobanchaceae) reveals gene loss and horizontal gene transfer from its host Haloxylon ammodendron (Chenopodiaceae)., PloS one, 8(3), 2013
  23. Domestication process of the goat revealed by an analysis of the nearly complete mitochondrial protein-encoding genes., PloS one, 8(8), 2013
  24. Utility of the phylotoxigenic relationships among trichothecene-producing Fusarium species for predicting their mycotoxin-producing potential, Food Additives and Contaminants - Part A, 30(8), 1370-1381, 20130101
  25. Extreme nearly neutral evolution in mitochondrial genomes of laboratory mouse strains., Gene, 534(2), 2014
  26. Polyphyletic origins of schizothoracine fish (Cyprinidae, Osteichthyes) and adaptive evolution in their mitochondrial genomes., Genes & genetic systems, 89(4), 2014
  27. Importance of synonymous substitutions under dense taxon sampling and appropriate modeling in reconstructing the mitogenomic tree of Eutheria., Genes & genetic systems, 89(5), 2014
  28. Genetic population structure of the desert shrub species lycium ruthenicum inferred from chloroplast DNA, Pakistan Journal of Botany, 46(6), 2121-2130, 20141201
  29. Transcriptome profiling of the UV-B stress response in the desert shrub Lycium ruthenicum., Molecular biology reports, 42(3), 2015
  30. Polymorphism and evolution of ribosomal DNA in tea (Camellia sinensis, Theaceae)., Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 89, 2015
  31. Phylogeographic and Demographic Analysis of the Asian Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus) Based on Mitochondrial DNA., PloS one, 10(9), 2015
  32. Speciation of two gobioid species, Pterogobius elapoides and Pterogobius zonoleucus revealed by multi-locus nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analyses., Gene, 576(2 Pt 1), 2016
  33. Compression-only CPR training in elementary schools and student attitude toward CPR., Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society, 58(8), 2016
  34. Evaluating the Phylogenetic Status of the Extinct Japanese Otter on the Basis of Mitochondrial Genome Analysis., PloS one, 11(3), 2016
  35. The genome and transcriptome of Trichormus sp. NMC-1: insights into adaptation to extreme environments on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau., Scientific reports, 6, 2016
  36. Origin and genetic diversity of Egyptian native chickens based on complete sequence of mitochondrial DNA D-loop region., Poultry science, 95(6), 2016
  37. Cretaceous origin of giant rhinoceros beetles (Dynastini; Coleoptera) and correlation of their evolution with the Pangean breakup., Genes & genetic systems, 91(4), 2017
  38. Phylogenomics and Morphology of Extinct Paleognaths Reveal the Origin and Evolution of the Ratites., Current biology : CB, 27(1), 2017
  39. Phylogeography of Sophora moorcroftiana Supports Wu's Hypothesis on the Origin of Tibetan Alpine Flora., The Journal of heredity, 108(4), 2017
  40. Rates of Molecular Evolution Suggest Natural History of Life History Traits and a Post-K-Pg Nocturnal Bottleneck of Placentals., Current biology : CB, 27(19), 2017
  41. Biogeography of cryoconite forming cyanobacteria on polar and Asian glaciers, Journal of Biogeography, 44(12), 2849-2861, 20171201
  42. Discovery of A high-altitude ecotype and ancient lineage of Arabidopsis thaliana from Tibet., Science bulletin, 62(24), 2017
  43. Demographic analysis of cyanobacteria based on the mutation rates estimated from an ancient ice core., Heredity, 120(6), 2018
  44. Bipolar dispersal of red-snow algae., Nature communications, 9(1), 2018
  45. An improved metagenomic strategy reveals an unprecedentedly high level of intragenomic polymorphism of ribosomal DNA in three species of Camellia, Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 56(3), 250-258, 20180501
  46. Maternal phylogeographic patterns and coalescent times of Arabidopsis thaliana based on chloroplast DNA analyses., Genes & genetic systems, 94(4), 2019
  47. Phylogeographic Analysis of Madagascan Goats Using mtDNA Control Region and SRY Gene Sequences., Zoological science, 36(4), 2019
  48. Evaluation of reported sediment samples from 20 Ma using a molecular phylogenetic approach: comment on Liu et al. (2017)., Environmental microbiology, 22(3), 2020
  49. Indonesian native goats (Capra hircus) reveal highest genetic frequency of mitochondrial DNA haplogroup B in the world., Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho, 91(1), 2020
  50. Cattle mitogenome variation reveals a post-glacial expansion of haplogroup P and an early incorporation into northeast Asian domestic herds., Scientific reports, 10(1), 2020
  51. Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Tosa-Jidori sheds light on the origin and evolution of Japanese native chickens., Animal bioscience, 34(6), 2021
  52. Concerted and birth-and-death evolution of 26S ribosomal DNA in Camellia L., Annals of botany, 127(1), 2021
  53. Evolution of Reproductive Life History in Mammals and the Associated Change of Functional Constraints., Genes, 12(5), 2021
  54. Ancient DNA reveals multiple origins and migration waves of extinct Japanese brown bear lineages., Royal Society open science, 8(8), 2021
  55. Comparative morphological study of skeletal muscle weight among the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) and various fowl breeds (Gallus domesticus)., Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution, 338(8), 2022
  56. Fine-scale genetic diversity and putative ecotypes of oxymonad protists coinhabiting the hindgut of Reticulitermes speratus., Molecular ecology, 31(4), 2022
  57. Molecular Evolutionary Rate Predicts Intraspecific Genetic Polymorphism and Species-Specific Selection., Genes, 13(4), 2022
  58. Paleogenomics reveals independent and hybrid origins of two morphologically distinct wolf lineages endemic to Japan., Current biology : CB, 32(11), 2022
  59. Phylogenomics and Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Bovine Leukemia Virus Focusing on Asian Native Cattle: Insights Into the Early Origin and Global Dissemination., Frontiers in microbiology, 13, 2022
  60. Comprehensive assessment of genetic diversity, structure, and relationship in four Japanese cattle breeds by Illumina 50 K SNP array analysis., Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho, 93(1), 2022
  61. Complete Mitochondrial Genome Analysis Clarifies the Enigmatic Origin of Haplogroup D in Japanese Native Chickens., The journal of poultry science, 59(4), 2022
  62. Evolution of snow algae, from cosmopolitans to endemics, revealed by DNA analysis of ancient ice., The ISME journal, 17(4), 2023
  63. Phylogenomic analyses of Camellia support reticulate evolution among major clades., Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 182, 2023
  64. Climate heterogeneity shapes phylogeographic pattern of Hippophae gyantsensis (Elaeagnaceae) in the east Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains., Ecology and evolution, 13(6), 2023
  65. Origin and spatial population structure of Malagasy native chickens based on mitochondrial DNA, Scientific Reports, 14, 569, 20240104

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2022, 2024
  2. 2023, 2025
  3. 2022, 2026
  4. 2022, 2025
  5. 2022, 2025
  6. 2021, 2023
  7. 2021, 2023
  8. 2021, 2025
  9. 2020, 2022
  10. 2019, 2022
  11. 2019, 2022
  12. 2019, 2023
  13. 2018, 2020
  14. 2018, 2022
  15. 2017, 2019
  16. 2018, 2019
  17. 2013, 2015