Last Updated :2021/07/02

Affiliations, Positions
., Assistant Professor
The aim of my research is to reveal the exaptaion history of endogenous retroviruses in mammals.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2014/04/01, 2015/03/31, Kyoto University, JSPS Research Fellow (DC2)
  • 2015/04/01, 2016/03/31, Kyoto University, JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
  • 2016/04/01, 2019/03/31, Kobe University, JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
  • 2019/04/01, 2019/06/30, Kobe University, Postdoc
  • 2019/07/01, Hiroshima University, Assistant Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, 2011/04/01, 2015/03/31
  • Kitasato University, School of Veterinary Medicine, 2005/04/01, 2011/03/11

Academic Degrees

  • Kyoto University

Research Fields

  • Biology;Basic biology;Evolutionary biology
  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Veterinary medical science
  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Integrative animal science

Research Keywords

  • Endogenous retroviruses

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science
  • The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society for Genome Editing
  • Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar for Molecular Genetics
  2. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology III
  3. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , OutOfTerm(1st), Basic Training of Genome Editing

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. RD-114 virus story: from RNA rumor virus to a useful viral tool for elucidating the world cats' journey, Uirusu, 66(1), 21-30, 2016
  2. ★, Multiple invasions of an infectious retrovirus in cat genomes., Scientific reports, 5, 2015
  3. Susceptibility of domestic animals to a pseudotype virus bearing RD-114 virus envelope protein., Gene, 567(2), 2015
  4. Contamination of live attenuated vaccines with an infectious feline endogenous retrovirus (RD-114 virus)., Archives of virology, 159(3), 2014
  5. Heterogeneity of koala retrovirus isolates., FEBS letters, 588(1), 2014
  6. Identification of cellular factors required for the budding of koala retrovirus., Microbiology and immunology, 57(7), 2013
  7. Identification of a novel subgroup of Koala retrovirus from Koalas in Japanese zoos., Journal of virology, 87(17), 2013
  8. Sequence comparison of three infectious molecular clones of RD-114 virus., Virus genes, 45(2), 2012
  9. Identification and characterization of feline UBE1L gene., The Journal of veterinary medical science, 74(2), 2012
  10. ★, Characterization of feline ASCT1 and ASCT2 as RD-114 virus receptor, 94(Pt 7), 1608-1612, 2013
  11. Binding of transcription factor activating protein 2 γ on the 5'-proximal promoter region of human porcine endogenous retrovirus subgroup A receptor 2/GPR172B., Xenotransplantation, 19(3)


  1. 2014/10/22, IDEXX award, International Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium & International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Disease 2014

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), 2016/04/01, 2019/03/31
  2. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow (Postdoc), 2016/04/01, 2019/03/31
  3. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow (DC2), 2014/04/01, 2016/03/31