Japanese
Yamaguchi University, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Hygiene
<For the safety of animals and humans>

Faculty

HIROYUKI IWATA, PhD, DVM
Dean of United Graduate School of Veterinary Science
Professor, Veterinary Hygiene

SHUSAKU SHIBUTANI, PhD, DVM
Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Veterinary Hygiene

Our Lab

Using methods of immunology, molecular biology, and cell biology, we study the interactions between pathogens and the immune system, the functions of nutrients as cellular signaling molecules, etc. We aim to develop methods to prevent diseases of animals and humans.

Research Interests

  • Analysis of carbohydrate chain modification and functions of acute phase proteins in intractable diseases and animal models.
  • Development of diagnostic and preventive methods for Ibaraki virus infection.
  • Understanding virus assembly mechanism and host-specific pathogenesis of Ibaraki virus.
  • Development of prediction methods for allergy induction caused by environmental chemicals.
  • Studying nutrients (especially amino acids) as cellular signaling molecules.

URL to Our HP

http://web.cc.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/~vethyg/ (Japanese)