MEI MATSUZAKI

Last Updated :2022/07/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Assistant Professor
E-mail
meimatsuhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Our research aims to develop genetic modification technology using genome editing in birds, and to apply it to the pharmaceutical and food industries. We will also elucidate the molecular mechanisms of avian reproductive systems and develop reproductive technologies for poultry based on these mechanisms.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2016/04, 2017/03, Gifu University, JSPS Research Fellow (DC)
  • 2017/04, 2018/03, Gifu University, JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
  • 2018/04, 2019/03, Shizuoka University, Science Researcher

Academic Degrees

  • Shizuoka University
  • Gifu University

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Animal production science

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Biology I
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis I
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Bio-organic Chemistry
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis II
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis III
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in Molecular Agro-life ScienceIII
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Bio-Analytical Science
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Reading of Foreign Literature in Molecular Agro-Life Science
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Food andAgriLife Science
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Animal Life Science II
  16. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis II
  17. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  18. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Biology I
  19. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Bio-organic Chemistry
  20. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis I
  21. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis III
  22. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in Molecular Agro-life ScienceIII
  23. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Bio-Analytical Science
  24. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Reading of Foreign Literature in Molecular Agro-Life Science
  25. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  26. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  27. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  28. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  29. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Food andAgriLife Science
  30. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Animal Life Science II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Targeted Knock-in of a Fluorescent Protein Gene into the Chicken Vasa Homologue Locus of Chicken Primordial Germ Cells using CRIS-PITCh Method, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 59(2), 182-190, 2022
  2. Longer and faster sperm exhibit better fertilization success in Japanese quail, POULTRY SCIENCE, 100(4), 100980, 2021
  3. ★, Effect of sperm surface oligosaccharides in sperm passage into sperm storage tubules in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE, 227, 106731, 2021
  4. Cyclin D1 gene expression is essential for cell cycle progression from the maternal-to-zygotic transition during blastoderm development in Japanese quail, DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 476, 249-258, 2021
  5. Knock-in of the duck retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) into the Mx gene in DF-1 cells enables both stable and immune response-dependent RIG-I expression, Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, 2021
  6. ★, Sperm Motility Regulation in Male and Female Bird Genital Tracts, Journal of Poultry Science, 59(1), 0200105, 2022
  7. Effect of Anserine and Carnosine on Sperm Motility in the Japanese Quail, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 58(3), 186-191, 202107
  8. Expression of Transferrin and Albumin in the Sperm-Storage Tubules of Japanese Quail and their Possible Involvement in Long-Term Sperm Storage, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 57(1), 88-96, 2020
  9. Female Japanese quail visually differentiate testosterone-dependent male attractiveness for mating preferences, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8, 2018
  10. Effects of a Protein Kinase Inhibitor on Sperm Motility in the Japanese Quail, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 54(1), 73-79, 2017
  11. Egg Envelope Glycoproteins ZP1 and ZP3 Mediate Sperm-Egg Interaction in the Japanese Quail, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 54(1), 80-86, 2017
  12. Expression of Prolactin Receptor on the Surface of Quail Spermatozoa, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 53(2), 157-164, 2016
  13. Sperm-Egg Interaction during Fertilization in Birds, JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, 53(3), 173-180, 2016
  14. A unique mechanism of successful fertilization in a domestic bird, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5, 2015
  15. ★, Lactic acid is a sperm motility inactivation factor in the sperm storage tubules, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5, 2015
  16. Sperm activation by heat shock protein 70 supports the migration of sperm released from sperm storage tubules in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), REPRODUCTION, 147(2), 167-178, 2014
  17. Sperm Storage in the Female Reproductive Tract in Birds, JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, 59(4), 334-338, 2013
  18. Knock-in of the duck retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) into the Mx gene in DF-1 cells enables both stable and immune response-dependent RIG-I expression, BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS REPORTS, 27, 101084, 202109
  19. 5-Aminolevulinic acid improves chicken sperm motility, ANIMAL BIOSCIENCE, 34(12), 1912-1920, 202112

Publications such as books

  1. 2018/20/18, Reproductive and Developmental Strategies: the Continuity of Life, Postcopulatory reproductive strategies in spermatozoa, Springer, 2018, 2018, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, Matsuzaki, M., Sasanami, T., Iwata, Y., Hirohashi, N., 978-4-431-56609-0
  2. 2017, Avian reproduction: From behavior to molecules, Sperm storage in the female reproductive tract - A conserved reproductive strategy for better fertilization success, Springer, 2017, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, Matsuzaki, M., Sasanami, T., 978-981-10-3975-1
  3. 2017, Avian and reptilian development biology methods and protocols, Handling of gametes for in vitro insemination in birds, Springer, 2017, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, Mizushima, S., Matsuzaki, M., Sasanami, T., 978-1-4939-7216-6
  4. 2014, Sexual Reproduction in Animals and Plants, Specific mechanism of sperm storage in avian oviducts, Springer, 2014, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, Matsuzaki, M., Hiyama, G., Mizushima, S., Shiba, K., Inaba, K., Sasanami, T., 978-4-431-54589-7, 23-29

Awards

  1. 2021/09/16, The Journal of Poultry Science Outstanding Paper Award (2021), Japan Poultry Science Association, Expression of transferrin and albumin in the sperm-storage tubules of Japanese quail and their possible involvement in long-term sperm storage.

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists), 2020, 2023

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. 2021/09, 2021/09