Masanori Komatsu National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science (NILGS), National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba Ibaraki, Japan
He was engaged in “Serum and milk protein polymorphisms in Wagyu cattle” as a Researcher, in the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, National Institute of Animal Industry (NIAI), Japan after graduation from Tohoku University, Sendai Japan (1974-1980). He studied Immunological Genetics as a Visiting Scientist for Immunology and Biochemistry; Department of Molecular Immunology, Cancer Institute of Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan (1980-1981). He was engaged in Molecular biology of the complement deficiencies in rabbits (C8α-γsubunit deficiency and C3 hypocomplementemia in rabbits) as a Senior Researcher, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, NIAI, Tsukuba, Japan (1981-1990). He was a Guest Researcher in Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA (Molecular cloning of the beta subunit of T-cell antigen receptor in the rabbit)(1985-1986). He was a
Research Coordinator, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Tokyo, Japan (1990-1991). He was engaged in “Molecular Biology of the SLA class II genes and the complement system in pigs” as a Research Leader, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics National Institute of Animal Industry (NIAI), Tsukuba, Japan (1991-1996). He was engaged in “QTL mapping for growth traits and gene expression of cytokines in pregnancy in Japanese Black Cattle” as a Research Leader, Department of Livestock and Grassland Science, National Agricultural Research Center for Western Region (WeNARC), Oda, Shimane, Japan (1996-2003). He is engaged in “Nucleotide polymorphisms, gene expression and bioinformatics for bovine ghrelin receptor gene (GHSR1a) on growth and carcass traits, and on-farm evaluation of profitability using DNA markers in Wagyu” as a Research Leader (2004-2010)/Research Expert (2010-Currently:2014), Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Team/National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science (NILGS), NARO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Japan.
He was also engaged in “Coordinate Professor for Animal Genetics, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan (1999–2004) and Lecturer for Animal Genetics, Kitasato University School of Veterinary Medicine, Towada, Aomori, Japan (2005-2007).
Animal Science, Molecular Biology,Biological Chemistry, Bioinformatics.