Professor & Chairman   Sohkichi Matsumoto  D.D.S., Ph.D.

■Research Theme
・Molecular biology of tuberculosis and mycobacterial diseases
・Molecular mechanisms of intracellular survival of mycobacteria
・Latent tuberculosis infection and dormancy
・Development of the control strategies (recombinant vaccines, diagnostic tools, drugs) against tuberculosis and mycobacterial diseases
【Born place】
Izuhara-cho, Tsushima, Nagasaki, Japan.
Nagasaki University, School of Dentistry
Assistant & Associate professor
Dep. Bacteriology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
Associate professor of Host defense
Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
Visiting fellow
Tuberculosis Research Section
Instructor of Bacteriology,
Nagasaki University, School of Dentistry
Hi, I love anybody who likes science.  Let’s get together.

Associate professor   Yoshitaka Tateishi  MD, PhD

■Research Theme
Microbiological activity of hypothalamic peptides as a new therapeutic strategy for tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases
Pathogenesis mechanism of nontuberculous mycobacteria (Mycobacterium avium and M. intracellulare) focusing on intracellular growth and biofilm formation

Lecturer   Akihito Nishiyama  Ph.D.

■Research Theme
Investigation of global gene regulation mediated by nucleoid-associated protein in mycobacteria
Investigation of anti-microbial mechanisms of novel anti-mycobacterial agents

Visiting researcher   Yuriko Ozeki Ph.D.

■Research Theme
1. Development of new anti tuberculosis vaccine.
2. Screening of anti tuberculosis drug candidates from natural products.

PhD course student SHABAN AMINA KABOSO

■ Born place

 Nakuru, Kenya

 ■ Profile

 1st degree in Biomedical Science and Technology, Egerton University Kenya 2007-2011.

Master course student at Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

 ■ Research theme 

 The role of immune response in Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathology

 ■ Favorites

 Traveling, Hiking, Cooking 





PhD course student   Atsuki Takeishi  M.D.


2020- present

2018-2020 junior residency of medicine, Niigata university medical and dental hospital - Niigata Japan

2018 MD, Niigata university - Niigata Japan


Mycobacterial genome research.


walking, computing, and reading.




PhD course student  Md. Shafiul Islam  

 ■ Born place

Bogura, Bangladesh

 ■ Profile

 2012-2016 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Bangladesh Agricultural University)

2017-2018 MS in Medicine (Bangladesh Agricultural University)

2018-2021 worked as field Veterinarian in development organization

2022-  PhD student at Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University

 ■ Research theme 

Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccine development

In vivo imaging in Tuberculosis research

 ■ Favorites

Travelling, Cooking


PhD course student    Mahin Reza

■ Born place

Shariatpur, Bangladesh

 ■ Profile

2023-  PhD student at Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University

2017-  Faculty Member, Department of Microbiology, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh

2015-2016 MS in Microbiology at Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

 ■ Research theme 

Post Translation Modifications in Mycobacteria

 ■ Favorites

Travelling, Movies, Classical Rock Music and Soccer


Master course student   Zakiyathun Nuha

■ Born place

Kediri, East Java, Indonesia

 ■ Profile

 2011-2015 Bachelor of Science and Technology, Airlangga University

2018-2023 Research Assistant, Institute of Tropical Disease, Airlangga University

 ■ Research theme 

Mycobacteria diagnosis and drug development

 ■ Favorites

 Working out, especially swimming and yoga




Master course student   Kumiko Furukawa

■ Born place


Niigata University School of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine

Tuda University

 ■ Profile

Research associate of Niigata University of Health and Welfare

Medical technologist

Clinical lab adviser

 ■ Research theme 

Development of Mycobacterial testing

 ■ Favorites

 Traveling, YouTube


Special Research Student   Setyawan Muhamad Frendy

 ■ Born place

East Java, Indonesia.


 ■ Profile

Bachelor of Science in Biology - Faculty of Science and Technology, Airlangga University, Indonesia (2016-2020).

Master of Tropical Medicine - Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Indonesia (2021-2023).

Ph.D. candidate by research in Medical Science - Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, Indonesia (2023-present).

 ■ Research theme 

(1) Investigating the mutation of genes associated with drug resistance in M. tuberculosis and Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria

(2) development of a drug resistance diagnostic kit.

 ■ Favorites

Walking, Reading, and Learning.


Secretary Yuko Kobayashi