Academic Staff and Fellows

MAKI Teruya
Professor Ph.D
Department/Life Science  Graduate school/Science
Research Area Environmental Microbiology, Bioaerosols, Airborne microorganisms, Public health, Climate change
Teaching (Graduate Course) Environmental Microbiology
Research Interests Bioaerosols including fungi, bacteria and virus are transported to atmosphere at high altitudes and possibly impact on human health, biological ecosystems, cloud formation and so on. We are attempted to investigate the ecological characteristics of airborne microbial communities, which are transported globally for long-range distance (in particular over East Asia). Finally, the airborne microbial functions, such as pathogenicity, allergy induction, and ice-nucleation, are figured out hopefully for contributing to provide the important information about public hygiene and climate changes and bio-diversity regulations.
Selected Publications T. Maki, K.C. Lee, K. Kawai, K. Onishi, C.S. Hong, Y. Kurosaki, M. Shinoda, K. Kai, Y. Iwasaka, S.D.J. Archer, D.C. Lacap-Bugler, H. Hasegawa and S.B. Pointing, Aeolian dispersal of bacteria associated with desert dust and anthropogenic particles over continental and oceanic surfaces, Journal of Geophysical Research (2019). doi.org/10.1029/2018JD029597, 02 April 2019
S.D.J. Archer, K.C. Lee, T. Caruso, T. Maki, Charles K. Lee, S.C. Cary, D.A. Cowan, F.T. Maestre, S.B. Pointing, Airborne microbial transport limitation to isolated Antarctic soil habitats. Nature Microbiology (2019), doi.org/10.1038/s41564-019-0370-4
Igarashi, Y, K. Kita, T. Maki, T. Kinase, N. Hayashi, K. Hosaka, K. Adachi, M. Kajino, M. Ishizuka,, T. Sekiyama, Y. Zaizen, C. Takenaka, K. Ninomiya, H. Okochi, and A. Sorimachi, Fungal spore involvement in resuspension of radiocesium in summer, Scientific Reports, 9, 1954 (2019). doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37698-x
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Diversity of intracellular bacteria in the bivalve killer dinoflagellate Heterocapsa circularisquama and interrelationships in growths
Doctor of Philosophy awarded for the Doctors Course of the Applied Biology on the Faculty of Agriculture from Kyoto University in March, 2002.
Biography History of Schooling:
1. Graduated from the Department of the Fisheries on the Faculty of Agriculture from Kyoto University in March, 1974.
2. Graduated from the Masters Course of the Applied Biology on the Graduate School of Agriculture from Kyoto University in March, 1998.
3. Completed the three-year in the Doctors Course of the Applied Biology on the Graduate School of Agriculture from Kyoto University in March, 2001.
History of Employment:
1. Bio-originated Technology Research Advancement Institution, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Postdoctor
2. Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa University, April, 2002 – March, 2004.
3. Research Assistant, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, April, 2004 – March, 2007.
4. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, April, 2007 – June, 2007.
5. Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa University; July, 2007 – March, 2020
6. Professor, Department of Life Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University ; April, 2020 – onward.

Environmental Microbiology Lab.

E-mail makiteru(at)life.kindai.ac.jp
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Academic Staff and Fellows