Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University
Associate ProfessorI am engaged in research aimed at studying the intracellular structure of plants. Particularly, I am focusing on lipid droplets, which serve as organelles responsible for lipid storage. The primary objectives of my research are twofold: firstly, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the significance of lipid storage in plants, and secondly, to make valuable contributions towards enhancing the production of plant lipids as a valuable food resource.
Recent Topics of Interest:
・In plants, oil droplets are found in leaves. Under what conditions do lipid droplets accumulate?
・What proteins are present in lipid droplets?
・What is the significance of plants having lipid droplets?
Motto in Research or in Life: If you don’t enjoy the process of researching, you won’t get good results.
Hobby / Holiday: Reading, Light exercise, Games, Railfan
Development of Low-carb, High-lipid Vegetables: Unveiling Novel Nutritional Profiles and Flavors!
Unfettered thinking, elaborate theorizing, and an accepting and positive attitude: With the precepts of his former supervisors in mind, Dr. Shimada is tackling the global food crisis