HIROI Toyoko Associate Professor

Themecellular and molecular mechanisms on pathogenesis of "human infectious diseases" and development of a rapid and convenient detection methods for pathogens

My DreamClarify the function of the cells and the molecular mechanism of infectious diseases!

Belongs

Research Department/Department of Veterinary Medicine/Division of Veterinary Sciences/Section of Applied Veterinary Sciences
Field Molecular cell biology, Cell Signaling, Pathogenic microbiology, Zoonosis, Foodborne pathogens, Food Hygiene, Veterinary public health
Keyword Small GTPase, Membrane trafficking and Endocytosis, Pathogens and bacterial toxins, Cell invasion, Cell adhesion and barrier, Transcription factor, Bioterrorism, Cultured cells, Pathogenesis, Detection

Introduction

Working on cellular and molecular mechanisms on pathogenesis of "human infectious diseases" important in veterinary fields and public health fields such as zoonoses and food-borne infectious diseases. Especially focusing on the entry of infectious agents and/or virulent factors to the target host cells.

Analysis of pathogenic mechanism using human cells
Development of a rapid and convenient detection method for pathogens

List of current research topics

  • Molecular mechanisms on cellular entry of infectious agents and bacterial toxins related to zoonoses and foodborne diseases.
  • Development of a rapid and convenient detection method for human pathogens.
  • Survey of infectious agents in wildlife.
  • Food hygiene and Food safety.
Academic degree Ph.D. (Doctor of Medical Science)
License Veterinarian
Self introduction

I was going to be a veterinarian for industrial animals, but I found myself enjoying on the path of basic medical research. Life phenomena and the molecular mechanisms of the onset of disease, are still very poorly understood. I would like to pursue research work on life science with fun.

Room addressReserch Building I
Mail address tykhiroi atmark obihiro.ac.jp