◆1974: BSc at Niigata University (Biology).
◆1976: MSc at Tokyo Kyoiku University (Botany).
◆1979: Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, Japan (Microalgal Biochemistry).
◆1979: Assistant Professor of Biology Dept, Niigata University (NU).
◆1984-86 & 1994: Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation Fellow, Germany (Bielefeld U., Marburg U.)
◆1989: Associate Professor, Biology Dept, NU.
◆1989 & 1990: Visiting Research Fellow in Biochemistry Dept, Michigan State University, USA.
◆1997: Professor, Inst. of Biology, University of Tsukuba (UT).
◆2004-2009: Chairperson, Division of Functional Sciences, Graduate School of Life & Environmental Sciences (UT).
◆2005-2010: Chairperson, Institute of Biological Sciences (UT).
◆2008-2009: President, The Society of Marine Biotechnology, Japan.
◆2011: Provost, Graduate School of Life & Environmental Sciences (UT).
◆2012-: Chair, Faculty of Life & Environmental Sciences (UT).
Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae
◆The carbon-concentrating mechanism (CCM), CO2-sequestration, growth regulation, CO2– and Stress-sensing mechanisms by microalgae
◆Photosynthetic carbon metabolism of a marine coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi
◆Nano-scale-biomineralization mechanism in coccolithophorids
◆Selenium and microelement accumulation by coccolithophorids
◆Influence of ocean acidification on calcium carbonate deposition and phytoplankton growth in the Arctic Ocean
◆Biofuel production by a colonial green alga Botryococcus braunii and marine Haptophytes