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Associate Professor Biological Sciences 402-472-5367 Manter Hall 243

My laboratory is interested in the relationship between the three-dimensional structure and function of proteins.



 Information stored in gene is expressed as proteins and other metabolites. Proteins work as elements in the biological network. Studies of the structure and function of proteins provide us with opportunities to understand the performance of the biological network, and hence of organisms. 

The performance of the network is evolved to exercise homeostasis and reproduction at given environments. Network regulation is performed in a manner of time and space. Proteins contribute to the network regulation by modulating the quality and quantity. Better understanding of the structures and functions at a specific physiological condition allow us to mitigate problems caused by unbalanced diet, virus infections, and pest invasions. Since cells obey the rules of chemistry and physics, I am using biophysical methods to approach these themes.



I am serving the university's and departmental committees. I want to help young people enjoy science.



I am teaching BIOS 337 Applications of Bioinformatics in fall and BIOS 998-005 Structural Informatics and Biology in spring.

  • chemosensing; diffraction structural biology and electrophysiology

  • Ph.D. Osaka University
  • M.S. Kumamoto Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Kumamoto Institute of Technology