Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Koganei, Tokyo Japan
Areas of Expertise:
transporter, FRET, gene transfer, calcium imaging, electrophysiology
Polypedilum vanderplanki (the sleeping chironomid)
I study the molecular/cellular dynamics involved in insect physiology using fluorescent proteins. My research is to understand transportation of sugars, metabolites or small molecules such as hormone. I develop genetically encoded FRET-based sensors to detect, visualize, and quantify circulating molecules in the hemolymph. And also, I am interested in the gene transfer technologies against non-model organisms to understand specialized characteristics in themselves.