Laboratory of Molecular Recognition
NAGATA Shinji Prof. Ph.D.
Other Affiliations: Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry (Intra-university Cooperative Laboratory)
Entomological endocrinology, Entomology, Chemical ecology
Feeding behavior, Endocrine factors, Sterol
Biologically active compounds contributte to most of all physiological and biological events. Discoveries and functional studies of bioactive compounds experienced during my graduate student life encompass my current research interests.
Our current research projects aim to elucidate innate behavioral control by bioactive compounds in insects. Mainly, we focus on the fundamental feeding selective behavior by insects. For satisfying the elucidation, we investigate the cricket behavior, which has omnivorous characteristics. This cricket provides many exciting issues, body color, individual recognition, cannibalism, in addition to feeding selection controlled by endocrine factors, nervous systems, metabolisms.. We hope that chemical biology, molecular biology, and borderless fields will address such exciting issues.
|2021||Professor, Department of Integrated Biosciences, the University of Tokyo|
|2012||Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Biosciences, the University of Tokyo|
|2002||Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, the University of Tokyo|
|2000||Research Associate, Department of Integrated Biosciences, the University of Tokyo|
|1999||Post-doctral fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, USA|
|1998||Ph.D. Graduate School of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo|
|1993||B.Sc Department of Agricultural Biological Chemistry, the University of Tokyo|