Profile of Researchers
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Zoology Director
& Director of the Showa Memorial Institute
Toshihiko Fujita Echinoderm (asterid)
  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 Isao Nishiumi Birds
    Senior Curator Shin-ichiro Kawada Mammals
    Senior Curator Yuko Tajima Marine Mammalogy,Veterinary Pathology,Vertebrate Morphology
    Senior Curator
& Collection Manager
Masanori Nakae Fishes
    Curator Natsuhiko Yoshikawa Amphibians, Reptiles
  Division of Marine Invertebrates Head of the Division 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
& Collection Manager
Kazunori Hasegawa Mollusks (gastropods)
    Senior Curator Hironori Komatsu Crustacea (crabs)
    Senior Curator
& Curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Goro Tanifuji Comparative genomics, Endosymbiosis, Parasitism, Protist
  Division of Terrestrial Invertebrates Head of the Division
& Curator of the Team of Urban Ecology Research
Shuhei Nomura Coleoptera
    Senior Curator
& Deputy Collection Director
& Deputy Head of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Utsugi Jinbo Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), biodiversity informatics
    Senior Curator Takuya Kiyoshi Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
    Curator Tatsuya Ide Hymenoptera, gall-inducing insects
    Curator Kenichi Okumura Arachnida (spiders)
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Botany Director
& Director of Tsukuba Botanical Garden
Tsuyoshi Hosoya Fungi - Ascomycota (cup fungi & microfungi)
  Division of Land Plants Head of Division of Land Plants Nobuyuki Tanaka Spermatophyta (seed plants)
    Senior Curator Shinobu Akiyama Spermatophyta (seed plants)
    Senior Curator
& Collection Manager
Atsushi Ebihara Pteridophyta (ferns & fern allies)
    Curator Yuya Inoue Bryophytes
  Division of Fungi and Algae Head of the Division
& Curator of the Team of Urban Ecology Research
Yoshihito Ohmura Fungi - lichens
    Senior Curator Taiju Kitayama Algae - macroalgae
    Senior Curator Akihiro Tuji Algae - microalgae
    Senior Curator
& Curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Kentaro Hosaka Fungi - Basidiomycota (mushrooms & false truffles)
  Division of Plant Diversity and Conservation Head of the Division
& Curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
& 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
& Curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Chie Tsutsumi Tracheophyta (vascular plants)
    Senior Curator
& Curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
Yudai Okuyama Flowering plants
(Pollination biology, Evolutionary genetics)
    Senior Curator
& Curator of theTsukuba Botanical Garden
& Collection Manager
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
& Collection Manager
Takashi Sano Volcanology
    Senior Curator Yukiyasu Tsutsumi Geochronology
    Senior Curator Koichi Momma Mineralogy
    Senior 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
    Senior Curator Takanobu Tsuihiji Dinosaurs and other Mesozinc reptiles including avialans
    Senior Curator Yuri Kimura Fossil terrestrial mammals
  Division of Paleoenvironment and Paleoecology Head of the Division Yasunari Shigeta Fossil cephalopods (ammonoids, nautiloids), Mesozoic stratigraphy
    Senior Curator Megumi Saito-Kato Freshwater microfossils
    Senior Curator Yoshimi Kubota Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography
    Senior Curator Takuma Haga Evolutionary paleontology, Historical phylogeny, Taxonomy of mollusks, Malacology
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Anthropology Director & Senior Director in Research
& Head of the Collection Director
& Head of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Makoto Manabe Mesozoic reptiles and birds including dinosaurs
  Division of Human Evolution Head of the Division
& Collection Manager
Kazuhiro Sakaue Physical Anthropology, Forensic anthropology
(identification of the bones found in criminal cases)
    Senior Curator Masaki Fujita Physical Anthropology, Zooarchaeology
    Curator
& Curator of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Hideaki Kanzawa Biological anthropology (Molecular anthropology)
    Curatorh Wataru Morita Morphological variation of tooth (Pleistocene hominin evolution, Tooth evo-devo)
Department Group Position Name Research Field
Department of Science and Engineering Director Shigekazu Yoneda Space chemistry (meteorite)
  Division of History of Science and Technology Head of the Division 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
    Senior Curator
& Curator of the Center of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology
Takahiko Kutsuna  
    Curator Hiroto Kouno  
  Division of Physical Sciences Head of the Division
& Collection Manager
Toshihiro Horaguchi Astronomy, astronomical science
    Senior Curator Satoko Murotani Seismology
    Curator Shun Hayashi Chemistry
Department Position Name Research Field
Center for Collections Collection Director
& Head of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Makoto Manabe Mesozoic reptiles and birds including dinosaurs
  Deputy Collection Director
& Deputy Head of the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Utsugi Jinbo Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), biodiversity informatics
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