(Last updated : 2022-05-15 13:11:14)
  Kawakami Naoto
   Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Agriculture
   Position   Professor
■ Books and Papers
1. 2021/12 Article Flower meristem maintenance by TILLERS ABSENT 1 is essential for ovule development in rice. Development 148 (Collaboration)  Link
2. 2020/09 Article Plant-Specific Domains and Fragmented Sequences Imply Non-Canonical Functions in Plant Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases. Genes 11 (Collaboration) 
3. 2016/03 Article Highly sprouting tolerant wheat grain exhibits extreme dormancy and cold imbibition resistant accumulation of abscisic acid. Plant & Cell Physiology  (Collaboration) 
4. 2013/12 Article ABA-INSENSITIVE3, ABA-INSENSITIVE5, and DELLAs Interact to Activate the Expression of SOMNUS and Other High-Temperature-Inducible Genes in Imbibed Seeds in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 25,pp.4863-4878 (Collaboration) 
5. 2013/03 Article Isolation of a wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) mutant in ABA 8’-hydroxylase gene: effect of reduced ABA catabolism on germination inhibition under field condition. Breeding Science 63(1),pp.104-115 (Collaboration) 
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■ Conference Presentations
1. 2022/03/24 Analysis of natural allelic variation loci that control the capacity of Arabidopsis thaliana seeds to germinate at high temperatures
2. 2022/03/24 Chemical and physiological analyses in the Arabidopsis mutant for key enzyme genes in abscisic acid biosynthesis
3. 2022/03/24 Sdr4 like1 (SFL1) of Arabidopsis regulates phase transition from seed dormancy to germination
4. 2022/03/22 TAB1 promotes ovule development by maintaining the flower meristem in rice
5. 2021/10/26 Characterisation of an atypical MAPK module promoting seed germination in Arabidopsis (Colloque Graines 2021)
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■ Academic Qualifications
1. 1988/03
Degree Acquisition
Nagoya University,
2. 1983/04~1988/03 〔Doctoral course〕, Graduate School of Agriculture, Nagoya University, Completed,
3. 1979/04~1983/03 Faculty of Education, Utsunomiya University, Graduated,
■ Career History
1. 2008/04~2009/03 University of Toronto Department of Cell & Systems Biology Visiting Professor
2. 2007/04~2009/03 Meiji University Department of Life Science, School of Agriculture Associate Professor
3. 2000/04~2007/03 Meiji University Department of Life Science, School of Agriculture Associate Professor
4. 1997/04~2000/03 Meiji University Department of Agriculure, School of Agriculture Assistant Professor
5. 1988/04~1997/03 Yokohama City University Kihara Institute for Biological Research Assistant Professor
■ Major Subjects
Plant Molecular Physiology
■ Academic Associations Membership
1. 2017/01~2020/12 ∟ Editor, Journal of Plant Research
2. 2021/01~ ∟ Editorial Board, Journal of Plant Research
3. 1997/04~ International Society for Seed Science Link
4. 2019/10~ ∟ Regional Representative for Japan
■ Research Topics, Consignment Studies & KAKENHI Researches
1. 1997  Molecular genetic study on regulation mechanism of seed germination by temperature  (Key Word : seed,dormancy,temperature)
2. 1997  Molecular cloning and functional analysis of genes that regulate wheat seed dormancy  (Key Word : seed,Dormancy,gene)
■ Web Sites
   http://meiji-lifesci.jp/master/川上%E3%80%80直人/
   https://kawakami41.wixsite.com/mysite
■ Current Specialized Field
Plant molecular biology and physiology (Key Word:Plant physiology, seed, dormancy, germination, temperature, phytohormone, abscisic acid, mutant, gene expression, Molecular genetics, Chemical genetics) 
■ Courses and Lectures taught or delivered in the past
1. Plant Physiology