Associate Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

animal ecology, evolutionary developmental biology, entomology

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1991.04

    Hiroshima University   Faculty of Science   Biology   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 1997.04

    The University of Tokyo  Graduate School, Division of Science  Doctor's Course  Completed

  • 1995.04

    The University of Tokyo  Graduate School, Division of Science  Master's Course  Completed

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2007.04

    University of ToyamaGraduate School of Science and Engineering for Research   Life, Information and System Sciences   Human and Life Information Systems   Associate Professor  

  • 2007.04

    University of ToyamaFaculty of Science   Department of Biology   Associate Professor  

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Ecology/Environment

  • Insect science

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Usual Car License (first kind)

  • Organic Solvent Work Chief Person

  • Specified Chemical Substances Work Chief


Research project summary 【 display / non-display

  • Evolutionary ecology, evolutionary developmental biology and molecular phylogeny of social insects

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Transcriptomic changes during caste development through social interactions in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis.

    Yaguchi H, Suzuki R, Matsunami M, Shigenobu S & Maekawa K.

    Ecology and Evolution     2019.02

    Joint Work


  • Caste-specific microRNA expression in termites: insights into soldier differentiation.

    Matsunami M, Nozawa M, Suzuki R, Toga K, Masuoka Y, Yamaguchi K, Maekawa K, Shigenobu S & Miura T.

    Insect Molecular Biology   28   86 - 98   2019.01

    Joint Work


  • A crucial caste regulation gene detected by comparing termites and sister group cockroaches.

    Masuoka Y, Toga K, Nalepa CA, Maekawa K

    Genetics   209 ( 4 ) 1225 - 1234   2018.08

    Joint Work


  • A lipocalin protein, Neural Lazarillo, is key to social interactions that promote termite soldier differentiation.

    Yaguchi H, Shigenobu S, Hayashi Y, Miyazaki S, Toga K, Masuoka Y, Maekawa K

    Proceedings of the Royal Society B   285 ( 1883 ) 20180707   2018.07

    Joint Work


  • TGFβ signaling related genes are involved in hormonal mediation during termite soldier differentiation.

    Masuoka Y, Yaguchi H, Toga K, Shigenobu S, Maekawa K.

    PLOS Genetics   14 ( 4 ) e1007338   2018.04

    Joint Work


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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Juvenile Hormones and Juvenoids: Modeling Biological Effects and Environmental Fate

    Toga K, Maekawa K (Part: Joint Work )

    CRC Press  2013

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2016.04  -   

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2012.04  -  2015.03