Profile of Researchers
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Zoology Director
& Director of the Showa Memorial Institute
Toshiaki Kuramochi Parasitic helminths (trematodes, cestodes, nematodes etc.)
  Division of Vertebrates Head of the Division
& Curator of the Team of Urban Ecology Research
Shoji Hamao Birds, behavioral ecology
    Senior Curator Gento Shinohara Fishes
    Senior Curator
& curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Isao Nishiumi Birds
    Senior Curator Shin-ichiro Kawada Mammals
    Curator Masanori Nakae Fishes
    Curator Yuko Tajima Marine Mammalogy,Veterinary Pathology,Vertebrate Morphology
  Division of Marine Invertebrates Head of the Division Toshihiko Fujita Echinoderm (asterid)
    Senior Curator Hiroshi Saito Mollusks (chitons etc.)
    Senior Curator
& curator of the Showa Memorial Institute
Curator
Hiroshi Namikawa

Cnidaria, Tunicata

    Senior Curator
& curator of the Showa Memorial Institute
Curator
Kazunori Hasegawa Mollusks (gastropods)
    Senior Curator Hironori Komatsu Crustacea (crabs)
    Curator Goro Tanifuji Comparative genomics, Endosymbiosis, Parasitism, Protist
  Division of Terrestrial Invertebrates Head of the Division Akihiko Shinohara Hymenoptera (bees, ants)
    Senior Curator
& Collection Manager
Hirotsugu Ono Arachnida (spiders)
    Senior Curator
& Curator of the Team of Urban Ecology Research
Shuhei Nomura Coleoptera
    Curator Takuya Kiyoshi Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
    Curator Utsugi Jinbo Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), biodiversity informatics
    Curator Tatsuya Ide Hymenoptera, gall-inducing insects
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Botany Director
& Director of Tsukuba Botanical Garden
& Head of Division of Land Plants
Masanobu Higuchi Bryophyta (mosses, liverworts & hornworts)
  Division of Land Plants Senior Curator
& Collection Manager
Shinobu Akiyama Spermatophyta (seed plants)
    Senior Curator
& curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Atsushi Ebihara Pteridophyta (ferns & fern allies)
    Senior Curator Nobuyuki Tanaka Spermatophyta (seed plants)
  Division of Fungi and Algae Head of the Division
& curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
& Curator of the Team of Urban Ecology Research
Tsuyoshi Hosoya Fungi - Ascomycota (cup fungi & microfungi)
    Senior Curator Taiju Kitayama Algae - macroalgae
    Senior Curator Akihiro Tuji Algae - microalgae
    Senior Curator Yoshihito Ohmura Fungi - lichens
    Senior Curator Kentaro Hosaka Fungi - Basidiomycota (mushrooms & false truffles)
  Division of Plant Diversity and Conservation Head of the Division
& curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
& Collection Manager
& Curator of the Team of Urban Ecology Research
Tomohisa Yukawa Spermatophyta (seed plants)
    Senior Curator
& curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
Goro Kokubugata Spermatophyta (seed plants)
    Senior Curator
& curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
Norio Tanaka Spermatophyta (seed plants)
    Senior Curator
& curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
Chie Tsutsumi Tracheophyta (vascular plants)
    Curator
& curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
Yudai Okuyama Flowering plants
(Pollination biology, Evolutionary genetics)
    Curator
& curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
Yoshinori Murai Plant Science, Environmental Adaptation, Chemical Ecology
    Curator
& curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
Takayuki Mizuno Flower Coloration, Horticultural Science, Natural Product
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Geology and Paleontology Director Ritsuro Miyawaki Rare earth minerals
  Division of Mineral Sciences Head of the Division Takashi Sano Volcanology
    Senior Curator Yukiyasu Tsutsumi Geochronology
    Curator Koichi Momma Mineralogy
    Curator Kenichiro Tani Petrology, Geochronology, Volcanology
  Division of Biotic Evolution Head of the Division Naoki Kohno Fossils of marine mammals
    Senior Curator Atsushi Yabe Paleobotany
    Curator Yuri Kimura Fossil terrestrial mammals
  Division of Paleoenvironment and Paleoecology Head of the Division
& Collection Manager
Yasunari Shigeta Fossil cephalopods (ammonoids, nautiloids), Mesozoic stratigraphy
    Senior Curator Megumi Saito-Kato Freshwater microfossils
    Curator Yoshimi Kubota Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography
    Curator Takuma Haga Evolutionary paleontology, Historical phylogeny, Taxonomy of mollusks, Malacology
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Anthropology Director
& Head of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Kenichi Shinoda morphology of human skulls and teeth (search for the causes of variations and changes in forms)
  Division of Human Evolution Head of the Division Yousuke Kaifu Human evolution in Asia
    Senior Curator Kazuhiro Sakaue Forensic anthropology

(identification of the bones found in criminal cases)

    Senior Curator
& Collection Manager
Reiko Kono Human evolution (especially teeth morphology)
    Curator
& Curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Hideaki Kanzawa Biological anthropology (Molecular anthropology)
    Research Masaki Fujita Physical Anthropology, Zooarchaeology
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Science and Engineering Director Fumitaka Wakabayashi Chemistry (physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry)
  Division of History of Science and Technology Head of the Division
& Collection Manager
Masahiro Maejima Electric engineering (electricity, communication technology), history of technology
    Senior Curator
& Curator of the Center of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology
Toshio Kubota History of civil engineering
    Curator Nobumichi Ariga history of physical and mathematical sciences
    Curator
& Curator of the Center of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology
Takahiko Kutsuna  
  Division of Physical Sciences Head of the Division Shigekazu Yoneda Space chemistry (meteorite)
    Senior Curator Toshihiro Horaguchi Astronomy, astronomical science
    Curator Satoko Murotani Seismology
Department Position Name Research Field
Collection Center Collection Director
& Head of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Makoto Manabe Mesozoic reptiles and birds including dinosaurs
Department Position Name Research Field
Center of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology Head of the Center Kazuyoshi Suzuki Mechanical Engineering
  Head Osamu Kamei Organic resources chemistry (Resources, Energy, Environment science), Science education