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Toru Shimada

  • Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Department of Life Science, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University
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About

Research Interests: 1. Molecular mechanism of phenotypic expression of the genes in the silkworm 2. Comparative genomics of the silkworm and bombycoid moths 3. Adaptation of bombycid silkworms to moraceous plants 4. Sex, reproduction, and diapause in the silkworm 5. Microorganisms pathogenic to the silkworm and lepidopterans 6. Application of silkworm biology to sericulture, silk industry, and biotechnology

Editorships

Sericologia (International Sericultural Commission)

Editorial Board Member

2014 - Present

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Editorial Board Member

2003 - Present

Recent publications

  • CRISPR/Cas9-mediated somatic mutation of the sex-linked translucent (os) gene in the silkworm, Bombyx mori

    • Tomihara K, Satta K, Shimada T K
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    0Citations
  • Duplication and diversification of trehalase confers evolutionary advantages on lepidopteran insects

    • Zhou Y, Li X, Katsuma S, Xu Y, Shi L, Shimada T W
    N/AReaders
    N/ACitations

Professional experience

Professor

Department of Life Science, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University

April 2019 - Present

Professor

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

May 2004 - March 2019(15 years)

Director

Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Grad. Sch. Agric. Life Sci., Univ. of Tokyo

April 2013 - March 2016(3 years)

Director

Experimental Station of Landscape Plants, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

April 2009 - March 2010(a year)

Associate Professor (Insect Genetics and Bioscience)

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

April 1996 - May 2004(8 years)

Associate Professor (Bioresource Technology)

Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

June 1995 - March 1996(9 months)

Assistant Professor (Sericultural Science)

Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

August 1990 - April 1995(5 years)

Researcher

Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Health

July 1988 - July 1990(2 years)

JSPS Researcher

Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

April 1988 - June 1988(2 months)

Research Resident, Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research

Department of Cellular Immunology, National Institute of Health

April 1987 - March 1988(a year)

Education

Ph.D.

Graduate School of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

April 1984 - March 1987(3 years)

Master in Agricultural Science

Graduate School of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

April 1982 - March 1984(2 years)

Bachelor in Agricultural Science

The University of Tokyo

April 1978 - March 1982(4 years)

Co-authors (493)

  • TRAN THI THU PHUONG
  • Marian R. Goldsmith
  • Anandrao Patil
  • mayumi karimazawa