Academic Degree

  • 1992:
    Doctor of Science, Kyoto University

Professional Background

  • 1998-2002:
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology,
    University of California, Davis
  • 2002-2008:
    Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology,
    University of California, Davis
  • 2008-2011:
    Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of California, Davis
  • 2011-2018:
    Professor, Graduate School of Biological Sciences,
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
  • 2012-2014:
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,
    University of California, Davis
  • 2015-present:
    Visiting Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,
    University of California, Davis
  • 2013-2017:
    Advisor to the President on Global Partnership, NAIST
  • 2017-2019:
    Advisor to the President on Education, NAIST
  • 2018-2021:
    Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, NAIST
  • 2020-2021:
    Deputy Director, Division of Biological Science, NAIST
  • 2021-present:
    President, NAIST

Research Fields

Molecular Cell Biology、Yeast Molecular Genetics

Professional Service

  1. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
    -KAKENH grant reviewer
    -KAKENHI grant review panelist
  2. US National Institute of Health
    -CDF-6 Review Group
    -CDF-1 Study Section
    -Molecular and Integrative Signal Transduction Study Section
  3. US National Science Foundation
    -Integrative Organismal Systems, grant review panelist
    -proposal reviewer
  4. Cancer Research UK
    -referee for quinquennial program review
    - grant reviewer
  5. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, UK)
    -grant reviewer
  6. French National Agency for Research (ANR)
    -grant reviewer
  7. National Contest for Lice Foundation (Germany)
    -grant reviewer
  8. National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS, Belgium)
    -grant reviewer
  9. Israel Science Foundation
    -grant reviewer
  10. Grant Agency of Czech Republic,
    -grant reviewer
  11. Research Grant Council (Hong Kong)
    -grant reviewer
  12. Editorial Board member, ISRN Oxidative Medicine
  13. Textbook reviewer for Cooper & Hausman "The Cell" 6th edition


  • 1992-1994:
    Human Frontier Science Program, Long-term Research Fellow
  • 1995-1997:
    American Cancer Society, California Division, Senior Research Fellow
  • 2008-2009:
    US National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences
  • 2016:
    Citation for Outstanding Reviewer, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2019:
    Yeast Research Consortium Fellow, Ohsumi Frontier Science Foundation

Major Publications

  1. Fukuda, T., Sofyantro, F., Tai, Y.T., Chia, K.H., Matsuda, T., Murase, T., Morozoumi,
    Y., Tatebe, H., Kanki, T. and Shiozaki, K. (2021).
    Tripartite suppression of fission yeast TORC1 signaling by the GATOR1-Sea3 complex, the TSC complex, and Gcn2 kinase.
    eLife 10, e60969.
  2. Chia, K.H., Fukuda, T., Sofyantoro, F., Matsuda, T., Amai, T. and Shiozaki, K. (2017).
    Ragulator and GATOR1 complexes promote fission yeast growth by attenuating TOR complex 1 through Rag GTPases.
    eLife 6, e30880.
  3. Tatebe, H., Murayama, S., Yonekura, T., Hatano, T., Richter, D., Furuya, T., Kataoka,
    S., Furuita, K., Kojima, C. and Shiozaki, K. (2017).
    Substrate specificity of TOR complex 2 is determined by a ubiquitin-fold domain of the Sin1 subunit.
    eLife 6, e19594.
  4. Tatebe, H., Morigasaki, S., Murayama, S., Zeng, C.T. and Shiozaki, K. (2010).
    Rab-family GTPase regulates TOR complex 2 signaling in fission yeast.
    Curr. Biol. 20, 1975-1982.
  5. Morigasaki, S., Shimada, K., Ikner, A., Yanagida, M. and Shiozaki, K. (2008).
    Glycolytic enzyme GAPDH promotes peroxide stress signaling through multistep phosphorelay to a MAPK cascade.
    Mol. Cell 30, 108-113.
  6. Tatebe, H., Shimada, K., Uzawa, S. Morigasaki, S. and Shiozaki, K. (2005).
    Wsh3 is a novel cell-end factor essential for bipolar distribution of Tea1 and protects cell polarity under environmental stress in S. pombe.
    Curr. Biol., 15, 1006-1015.
  7. Nguyen, A. N. and Shiozaki, K. (1999).
    Heat shock-induced activation of stress MAP kinase is regulated by threonine- and tyrosine-specific phosphatases.
    Genes Dev. 13, 1653-1663.
  8. Shiozaki, K. and Russell, P. (1996).
    Conjugation, meiosis and the osmotic stress response are regulated by Spc1 kinase through Atf1 transcription factor in fission yeast.
    Genes. Dev. 10, 2276-2288.
  9. Shiozaki, K. and Russell, P. (1995).
    Cell-cycle control linked to extracellular environment by MAP kinase pathway in fission yeast.
    Nature 378, 739-743.
  10. Shiozaki, K. and Russell, P. (1995).
    Counteractive roles of protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) and a MAP kinase kinase homolog in the osmoregulation of fission yeast.
    EMBO J. 14, 492-502.