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

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