Biography1980-1983: Postdoctoral Fellowship supported by Japanese Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS), National Institute for Basic Biology. Okazaki, Aichi, Japan.
1983-1991: Assistant Professor. University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine. Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan.
1985-1986: Visiting Scientist. Worcester Foundation of Experimental Biology. Worcester, MA, USA.
1986-1987: Forgaty Fellowship supported by National Institute of Health (NIH), University of North Carolina, Department of Cell Biology. Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
1991-2001: Associate Professor. Hokkaido University, Faculty of Fisheries, Toya Lake Station for Environmental Biology. Abuta, Hokkaido, Japan.
2001-present: Professor. Hokkaido University, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Section of Ecosystem Conservation, Laboratory of Aquatic Bioresources and Ecosystem. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
Reproductive Endocrinology, Neurobiology, Behavioral Physiology
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Fish Physiology (Reproductive Endocrinology, Neurobiology, Behavioral Physiology) and Environmental Biology (Relationship between Aquatic Environment Conservation and Fisheries Productivity)
Mechanisms of salmon physiology