バイオロジカルサイエンス2022
サイエンス・オープンラボ
動物標本室
国際交流事業
奈良女子大学
奈良女子大学 理学部
奈良女子大学 共生科学研究センター
生物科学コース(理学部HP)
博士前期課程 生物科学専攻(理学部HP)
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Biological Sciences Course

Molecular and Cellular Biology Unit

In this Unit, we study fundamental life processes at molecular and cellular levels to elucidate how the collective behavior of biomolecules and cells contributes to the characteristics of living organisms. Our research interests include: cell-cell interactions and sexual reproduction, genome structure and dimorphism, biomembrane biogenesis and transport, evolution of developmental complexities, plant-microbe interactions and nitrogen fixation, and molecular phylogeny and classification. These subjects are investigated using bacteria, yeasts, algae, and protists, applying a broad range of techniques, such as molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, cell imaging, and electron microscopy.

Associate Prof.
Shin-ichi Iwaguchi
Molecular Microbiology
Genome structure in fungi. Fungal dimorphism

Email: iwaguchi*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Prof.
Ichiro Nishii
Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics
Evolution of developmental complexities in volvocine algae

Email: ichiron*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Prof.
Satoshi Kagiwada
Molecular Cell Biology
Biomembrane biogenesis and transport in eukaryotic cells

Email: kagiwada*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Associate Prof.
Hisao Yoshikawa
Molecular Phylogeny and Cell Biology
Phylogeny, classification and ultrastructure of protests

Email: h.yoshikawa*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Associate Prof.
Mayumi Sugiura
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Studies on cell-cell interaction and the molecular mechanism of sexual reproduction in ciliates

Email: msugi*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Prof.
Kazuhiko Saeki
Genome Biology, Biochemical Genetics
Plant-Microbe Interaction, Symbiotic and Non-Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

Email: ksaeki*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
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Functional Biology of Multicellular Organisms Unit

In this Unit, we study the mechanisms by which living organisms work, and examine them at molecular, cellular, and whole-organism levels. Our research interests include: mammalian reproduction, cancer formation, photoreception, plant morphogenesis, proliferation and differentiation of plant organelles, water transport in plants, and animal behavior. These subjects are investigated by employing many approaches, such as molecular biology, molecular genetics, physiology, morphology, and behavioral biology.

Associate Prof.
Shuichi Sakaguchi
Cell Biology, Plant Morphology
Morphogenesis of higher plants

Email: guchi*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Prof.
Toshio Watanabe
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Mouse Molecular Genetics
Functional analysis of G protein in membrane traffic, Roles of transcription factors and actin binding protein in Leukemogenesis

Email: toshiwatana*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Associate Prof.
Emi Kawano-Yamashita
Animal Physiology, Photobiology
Physiological studies on non-visual photoreception in lower vertebrates

Email: kawano*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Prof.
Atsushi Sakai
Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry
Physiological and Biochemical studies on plant organelles, photosynthesis, and allelopathy

Email: sakai*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Associate Prof.
Kumi Sato-Nara
Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology
Physiological and molecular biological studies on light responses of roots in plants

Email: kumisn*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
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Ecology Unit

Our ecological research within this unit is diverse. Our areas of research activities include: animal ecology, aquatic ecology, behavioral ecology, conservation biology, limnology, and plant biology. We adopt three approaches: field studies, laboratory studies, and theoretical studies, to explore both basic and applied ecological issues.

Prof.
Yoichi Yusa
Animal Ecology, Pest Control
Ecological studies on freshwater and marine animals (mainly molluscs), and control of pest species

Email: yusa*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Associate Prof.
Izumi Katano
Freshwater Ecology, Applied Ecology
Studies on biodiversity and the maintaining mechanisms in freshwater ecosystems

Email: katano*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Associate Prof.
Hiroaki Sato
Community and Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation Biology
Ecological studies on population, community, ecosystems from an evolutionary

Email: scarab*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
Associate Prof.
Takashi Ida
Ecology, Evolution, Biology
Ecology and evolution of plant reproductive strategy, with focuses on the mutualism between plants and pollinators and resource utilization of plants

Email: tyida*cc.nara-wu.ac.jp
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