We are studying evolutionary/adaptation strategies of Gram-positive pathogens. Major research interests include population heterogeneity, and the acquisition of antibiotic resistance. The main research target is the important human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus that inhabits in our nasal cavity but can cause a variety of diseases. We are also trying to develop a new in vitro system to study the nasal environment consisting of nasal flora and host cells.


NEWS新着情報

       
2017/07/25
Nguyen Thi Le Thuy (Lena) graduated from our lab as a doctor in philosophy. She has returned to Vietnam but will continue collaborations with us.
2017/07/02
Our previous PhD student Yuri Ushijima sent us an update on her current Research. She is currently carrying out a project in Gabon.    Update from Yuri.pdf
2017/04/04
Mais Maree and Gayan Abeyshinghe joined our lab as MEXT scholarship research students while Takero Kurosawa and Takuya Miyai joined our laboratory for their undergraduate research placement as part of the Medical Sciences course.
2016/09/29
Mamiko(B4) presented her project at the final examination.
2016/09/04-20
Prof. Mizuno worked with our lab as a collaborator.
2016/09/17-19
Veronica Romero (D3) was awarded for her presentation (Best Speaker Award) at the Tsukuba Global Science Week.
2016/08/16
Dr. Ushijima's paper titled "Nucleoid clumping is dispensable for the Dps-dependent hydrogen peroxide resistance in Staphylococcus aureus" was accepted for publishing by the journal Microbiology.
2016/06/01
The website was updated
2016/01/26
Veronica Romero (D2)'s paper was accepted in the Journal of Bacteriology.
2015/10/25
The laboratory moved to the fourth floor of the Innovation Building
2015/10/30
Lena (HBP4) 's paper was accepted by the Journal of Antibiotics
2015/09/28-30
Prof. Morikawa and Yuri Ushijima (D4) gave a presentaion at the Tsukuba Global Week. Aya Takemura (HBP4) was awarded a prize for her poster.
2015/09/13-18
Prof. Mizuno worked with our lab as a collaborator.
2015/02/17-05/12
Fabio Cafini Barrado joined the lab as a short-term research fellow.
2015/03/26-28
Aya Takemura (HBP3) and Saki Imai (M2) gave a poster presentation at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Bacteriology General Assembly.
2015/02/24
Lisa Maudsdotter's paper was accepted in the journal Microbes and Infection.