Yuichiro Sakamoto, Visiting M.S. Student from Meiji University and RIKEN (Wako, Japan)
2013-2017, Bachelor degree of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
2017-Present, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Advisor: Dr. Takeshi Nakano, RIKEN. Wako, Japan.
Tobitate Japan Scholarship Program, from May 1 to November 30, 2018.
My curiosity in plant-microbe interactions stems from my childhood, where I worked for a number of years on a family operated produce farm. This is where I was first exposed to the problems that face agriculture as the worldwide population is increasing extremely rapidly. I am using the model pathosystem Arabidopsis thaliana-Pseudomonas syringae to define the molecular-genetic interactions underpinning host resistance. Specifically, I am using a combination of biochemical and cellular techniques to gain a better understanding of how NDR1 specifies resistance, including the role of NDR1 in ABA-mediated signaling processes. It is my ultimate goal to define the convergence of abiotic and biotic stress signaling processes.
Tanaka Y., Taguchi R., Yamagami A., Ikeda M., Mitsuda N., Kushiro T., Shinozaki K., Asami T., Ohme-Takagi M., Nakano T. Arabidopsis transcription factors in BR signaling by CRES-T method.(October, 2017). The Japanese Society for Chemical Regulation of Plants, Kagoshima, Japan.
Tanaka Y., Taguchi R., Yamagami A., Miyaji T., Ikeda M., Mitsuda N., Kushiro T., Shinozaki K., Asami T., Ohme-Takagi M., Nakano T. Screening of Arabidopsis bHLH transcription factors in brassinosteroid signaling by combination of CRES-T method and chemical biology method.(March, 2018). The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Hokkaido, Japan.