Faculty Members YASUKAWA Hiro

  • Biology



  • [Master's Program] Biological Sciences
  • [Doctoral Program] Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Molecular microbiology

Research Themes

Whole genome analysis of the brain-eating amoeba N. fowleri

Analysis of the BLUF-containing proteins encoded by the pathogenic amoebae Naegleria fowleri.
Whole genome analysis of N. fowleri showed that it encodes two BLUF-containing proteins, suggesting that the pathogenic organism exhibits a photoresponse. Analysis of photoresponse has not been conducted for N. fowleri, but we should start such an investigation for public health prevention.

Teaching Philosophy

The quest of excellence is a state of mind. I can support students who have the passion to be the first and the unique.