Executive Director



Now, NAIST should bring out the full potential to respond to an increasing social request of human resources in the science and technology. To promote a gender equality in our institute, I would like to encourage young researchers and junior faculty with small children in more effective ways. The 30th anniversary of NAIST foundation is coming up. By supporting our alumni association, we will contribute to making a tight-knit network of former students playing a leading role in industry and/or academy. I believe that this will improve our brand.

Academic Degree

Doctor of Science, the University of Tokyo
Master of Science, Nara Women's University

Professional Background

Assistant Instructor, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University
Part-time Instructor, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University
Research Associate, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University
Professor, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University
Principal, Attached Elementary School, Nara Women's University
Councilor, Nara Women's University
Dean, Attached Schools Bureau, Nara Women's University
Vice President, Nara Women's University
Professor, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University
Auditor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
2015 :
Professor Emeritus, Nara Women's University
Professor, Nara Women's University
Visiting Professor, The Open University of Japan
2020- :
President, The general incorporated association SAHOKAI
Executive Director, NAIST

Research Fields

Cell Biology

Academic and Social Activities

  1. Botanical Society of Japan
    2007 - 2009: Councilor
    2002 - 2004: District Leader of Kinki
  2. The Japanese society of Plant Physiologists
    2012 - 2013: Councilor
    2007 - 2008: Member, Awards Committeei
  3. The Japanease Society of Plant Morphology
    2012 - 2013: President
    2008 - 2009: Councilor
    1998 - 2003: Editor-in-Chief of Plant Morphology
  4. The Japanese Society of Microscopy
  5. Japan Society for Cell Biology
    2004 - 2007: Councilor
  6. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology
    1996 - 1998: Kakenhi Expert Committee Member, Biology Subcommittee
    1999 - 2000, 2015-2019: Textbook Authorization Research Council Subcommittee Member of Science
    2016 - 2018: Council member, Review Council for University Governance Reform Promotion Measures
  7. National Center for University Entrance Examination.
    1996 - 1998: Subject Expert Committee member
  8. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    1997 - 1999, 2003 - 200: Special Researcher Screening Committee Expert Member
    2000 - 2001, 2004: Kakenhi Expert Committee Member, Biology Subcommittee
    2005: Committee on the International Prize for Biology, Screening Committee Member
    2006 - 2012: Collaborative member
  9. Nara District Court
    2007 - 2011: Committee member
  10. Nara Prefectural Nara High School
    2008 - 2010: SSH Adviser
  11. NAIST
    2009 - 2013: the Graduate School of Biosciences・Adviser Committee member
  12. Educational Corporation SAHOKAIGAKUEN
    2014 - 2020: Councilor
    2020 - : Executive Director
  13. National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education
    2018: Committee for National University Corporation Education and Research Evaluation, Subcommittee member
    2019: Committee for Certified Evaluation and accreditation of Universities; Subcommittee Member


Kazato Award, Kazato Research Foundation
Hirase Award, the Japanese Society of Plant Morphology
Award for the Japanese Society of Plant Morphology

Major Publications

  1. Atlas of Plant Cell Structure, Editor in chief; T. Noguchi,
    Ed; S. Kawano, H. Tsukaya, S. Matsunaga, I. Karahara, A. Sakai and Y. Hayashi, Springer (2014).
  2. 3D reconstruction of endoplasmic reticulum in a hydrocarbon‑secreting green alga, Botryococcus braunii . (Race B). R, Suzuki, I. Nishii, S. Okada and T. Noguchi, Planta 247(3), 663-677 (2018).
  3. Transformation of Lipid Bodies Related to Hydrocarbon Accumulation in a Green Alga, Botryococcus braunii (Race B). R. Suzuki, N. Ito, Y. Uno, I. Nishii, S. Kagiwada, S. Okada S and T. Noguchi. PLoS ONE, 8, Issue 12:e81626 (2013).
  4. Cytoskeleton mediating transport between the ER system and the Golgi apparatus in the green alga, Scenedesmus acutus. Y. Tanaka and T. Noguchi. Euro. J. Cell Biol. 79, 750-758 (2000).