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

Research associate   Yuriko Ozeki Ph.D.

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

Research associate   Desak Nyoman Surya Suameitria Dewi Ph.D.

■Born place

Surabaya, Indonesia

■ Profile

2010-2014 Bachelor of Science, Universitas Airlangga

2015-2017 Master of Tropical Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

2018-2019, PhD in Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

■Research theme

Development of Mycobacterial diagnosis and Vaccines


Ice cream, rock music, watching movies



Research associate    Gebremichal Gebretsadik Gebretsadik Ph.D.

 ■ Born place

Tigray, Ethiopia 

 ■ Profile

・2012-2017- Lecturer at Assosa University, Ethiopia

・2018- PhD student of Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

 ■ Research theme 

Investigation of Mycobacterial genome

 ■ Favorites

Watching movies and TV shows, listening music, reading books and others




PhD course student  Satoshi Ishikawa   D.V.M.

■Research Theme

■ Favorites

Traveling, Cooking Okonomiyaki


※This elephant is Fuku-chan.


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


Research assistant  Yuko Ito


Making bread


Secretary Yuko Kobayashi