Department of Biological Sciences

About This Department

A knowledge of the biological sciences is essential in the quest to solve various issues related to human coexistence with nature, including environmental conservation, the securing of biological resources, and the development of regenerative medical treatments, to name a few. This department offers three fields that provide specialized knowledge of the biological sciences, enable students to apply that knowledge, and cultivate in them the ability to use new technologies.

Fields of Biological Sciences

● Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Students in this course study biological phenomena from the perspective of molecular properties.

● Individual and Cellular Biology

Organisms are investigated in terms of cellular structure and characteristics.

● Natural History and Ecology

Emphasis is placed on the study of the biosphere created by groups of organisms and their living environment.

List of Faculty Members,Department of Biological Sciences
Name Position Research Areas Link
Susumu Izumi Professor
  • Molecular biology
  • Protein chemistry
  • Insect physiology & biochemistry
Kazuhito Inoue Professor
  • Photosynthesis
  • Hydrogen production through microorganisms
  • Metabolic engineering
Tsuyoshi Ogasawara Professor
  • Fishes
  • Osmoregulation
  • Behavior and physiology
Ken'ichi Kanazawa Professor
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Functional morphology
  • Paleontology
  • Behavioral ecology
Susumu Kotani Professor
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Protein chemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
Akiya Hino Professor
  • Fertilization
  • Growth & Development
  • Organellar DNA
Haruki Hashimoto Professor
  • Plastids
  • Endosymbiosis
  • Electron microscopes
Emiko Maruta Professor
  • Treeline
  • Ecophysiology of tree water relations
  • Climate change
Yoshitaka Azumi Associate Professor
  • Plants
  • Cell division
  • Chromosomes
Tsuyoshi Ohira Associate Professor
  • Crustaceans
  • Peptide hormones
Yoshihiro Suzuki Associate Professor
  • Plant ecology
  • Primary production
  • Photosynthesis
Ryuji Toyoizumi Associate Professor
  • Embryogenesis
  • Morphogenesis
  • Cellular differentiation
  • Graduate School of Science and Research Institutes
  • For International Students

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