Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University
Assistant ProfessorMy research primarily focuses on the “Bud Dormancy Phenomenon,” a seasonal physiological phenomenon of deciduous trees. Similar to animal hibernation, this phenomenon allows trees to survive the low temperatures in winter by ceasing their growth. I mainly study this phenomenon from a genetic perspective, paying attention to the “memory” of the cells. While it may seem unexciting, this research tackles a fundamental theme of global agricultural challenges, particularly in relation to climate change.
Recent Topics of Interest:
Recently, I got interested in studying the color and aroma components of fruits, particularly grapes and apples. In this research, I consider plant hormones to be a vital factor, exploring their roles in shaping fruit characteristics.
Motto in Research or in Life:
One good turn deserves another: My goal is to contribute to global agriculture through climate change research. However, to be honest, the motivation comes from genuine curiosity and passion for this topic.
Hobby / Holiday: Watching sports and live music