Graduate School of Agriculture, Iwate University (Master Program)
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Animal Sciences

Introduction

Education and research in veterinary and other animal sciences covering a diversity of animals from domestic and laboratory animals to wildlife with the aim of creating vibrant communities in which humans and animals coexist, and developing efficient livestock industries that pay attention to human-animal relationships, environmental issues, and other concerns

Research Projects

  • Nutrient Metabolism in Ruminant
  • Animal Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology; Animal Reproductive Technology
  • Nutrients as metabolism regulating factors, Animal feeds processed from food by-products
  • Application of Chimeras for the production of useful animals
  • Study of Super Early Pregnancy Factor, Study of Primordial germ cells, Study of Wild animals
  • Physiological and Functional Aspects of Digestion and Metabolism in Ruminants
  • Study of animal behavior for wildlife management
  • Muscle information analysis by nondestructive methods
  • Study of epigenetic systems in early embryos, Animal Reproductive Biotechnology
  • Investigation of Species Differences in Drug-induced Target Toxicities
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic study of animal renal disease, Therapeutic study of feline AIDS
  • Placental function in Ruminant, Analysis of bovine gene expression
  • Pathology of bovine leukosis and other virus-induced tumors
  • Contolled reproductive disorder in cattle, Thriogenology
  • Molecular biology of bacterial exotoxins
  • Study on parasites
  • Physiology and morphology of nervous system
  • Phylogenetic studies on the olfactory system in vertebrates
  • Studies on trophoblast differentiation, endometrial function and placental angiogenesis in cow.
  • Biochemical studies on the regulation of homeostasis
  • Studies on the development of vertebrate olfactory organs
  • Chemical Hygiene on Environmental Pollutants
  • Reproductive disorders in the cow, Large Animal Theriogenology
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Dietetics in Ruminant
  • Control technology of animal breeding, In vitro bovine embryo production

Academic Staff

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HASHIZUME, Tsutomu
Professor
Animal Reproduction, Reproductive Endocrinology
pituitary hormones, hypothalamic hormones, endocrinology
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KITA, Kazumi
Professor
Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry
protein synthesis, poultry nutrition, amino-carbonyl reaction, IGF-I
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SANO, Hiroaki
Professor
Animal nutrition and physiology
protein synthesis, glucose metabolism, plant biomass, bioactive compound, ruminant
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SAWAI, Ken
Professor
Animal Reproduction, Developmental Biology
oocyte, embryo, fetus, implantation, nuclear transfer, in vitro fertilization, epigenetics
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DEGUCHI, Yoshitaka
Associate professor
Applied animal behaviour science
wildlife management, captive animals, zoo, animal welfare
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MATSUBARA, Kazuei
Associate professor
Animal breeding and reproduction, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Super-Early Pregnancy Factor, Primordial germ cells, Wild Animals
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MURAMOTO, Takayuki
Associate professor
Animal resources utilization, Meat science
meat color stability, nondestructive analysis, wildlife
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NISHIMUKAI,Megumi
Associate professor
 
 
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ODA, Shinichi
Associate professor
Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Feed functionality
ruminants, antioxidative ability, antioxidative vitamines, cytokine, phagocytosis,
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HIRATA, Toh-Ichi
Assistant professor
Animal Reproduction
Control technology of animal breeding, In vitro bovine embryo production
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