Research Fields

Plant gravity sensing

How do plants sense the gravity vector?
What is a plant gravity sensor?

Plant-insect interaction

How do plants sense insect feeding and mechanical wounding and transmit this information throughout the plant body?

Rapid movements in the sensitive plant Mimosa pudica

Why does Mimosa pudica move its leaves rapidly?
What is the mechanism underlying the rapid leaf movements?

Plant-plant communication via volatile organic compounds

How do plants transmit their information toward the neighboring plants?

Rapid movements in the carnivorous plant Venus flytrap

How does Venus flytrap close its leaf rapidly?

Mechanosensory transduction in Arabidopsis roots

How do plant roots sense mechanical bending?

Glutamate/Glutamate receptor channel/Ca2+ signaling network in plants

What is the role of Glu/GLR/Ca2+ signaling in plant physiology?

Research Grants

Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST) Strategic Basic Research Program "Presto"(Sakigake)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science "Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)"

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science "Specially Promoted Research"