Associate Professor


National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Research Unit for Infection and Pathology

National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Department of Global Cooperation, Research Unit for International Surveillance

Research Center for Global Agromedicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine

Field of research Vector biology, Molecular biology, Innate immunity, Parasitology
Keyword Malaria parasite, Filaria, Heartworm, Mosquito, Wildlife, Bear, Deer


The prevention of transmission of infectious diseases by pathogen-mediated vectors is an important issue for animals and people. The propagation of pathogens by vectors is caused not only by the simple and automatic movement of pathogens through blood-sucking behavior, but also by complex processes of differentiation and proliferation within a vector that enable the next generation to become infected. To contribute to the control of infectious diseases such as malaria and canine filariasis that are transmitted by societally harmful mosquitoes found around the world, members of my lab try to clarify how pathogens are transmitted to vector insects at the molecular level.
To clarify how pathogens infect vectors, we research pathogen-mediated mechanisms at the molecular level by applying genetic modification techniques to both the pathogen and the insect vector. In addition, we develop ways to utilize pathogens that deliver molecules to vectors and mammals.
In contrast to the above research, we study ways to improve methods for capturing wild animals that inhabit Hokkaido, such as brown bears and Hokkaido sika deer, and the epidemiology of wild animal infections.

Affiliated academic society The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology, The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, The Molecular Biology Society of Japan, The Japanese Society of Parasitology, Japanese Society of Food Microbiology, The Japanese Biological Safety Association
Academic degree Ph.D.(Veterinary Medicine)
License Veterinarian
Room address General Research Building 4
Mail address fukumoto atmark