Satoshi Imamura Research Associate

Work Experience
2023.4〜currentResearch Associate, Programs of Biology and Bioengineering, New York University Abu Dhabi
2019.4〜2023.3 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Japan
2015.4〜2019.3 Researcher, WDB Co., Ltd (EUREKA Company), Tokyo, Japan
2012-2015Ph.D. Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
2010-2012MS. Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
2006-2010BS. Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Marine Science, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan


PhD Thesis

Imamura, S., 2015. “Molecular mechanisms of photoregulation on the reproductive activity in the sapphire devil, Chrysiptera cyaneaDoctoral dissertation. University of the Ryukyus.

Peer Review Journal

Imamura, S., Hur, S.P., Takeuchi, Y., Bouchkioua, S., Takemura, A., 2017. “Molecular cloning of kisspeptin receptor genes (gpr54-1and gpr54-2) and their expression profiles in the brain of a tropical damselfish during different gonadal stages” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology203, 9-16.

Fukuoka, T., Imamura, S., Takeuchi, Y., Badruzzaman, M., Hur, S.P., Bouchekioua, S., Takemura, A., 2017. “Does depth become a permissive factor for reproductive habitat selection in the reef-associate damselfish Chrysiptera cyanea?” Cybium41(4), 343-350.

Takeuchi, Y., Hada, N., Imamura, S., Hur, S.P., Bouchekioua, S., Takemura, A., 2015.  “Existence of a photoinducible phase for ovarian development and photoperiod-related alteration of clock gene expression in a damselfish” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 188, 32-39. 

Badruzzaman, M., Imamura, S., Takeuchi, Y., Ikegami, T., Takemura, A., 2015. “Effects of neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) treatment on ovarian development of the sapphire devil, Chrysiptera cyanea” Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 41(1), 61-71. 

Igarashi, S., Imamura, S.,Hur, S.P., Takeuchi, Y., Takemura, A., 2015. “Seasonal change in testicular activity of the sapphire devil, Chrysiptera cyanea, inhabiting coral reefs around Okinawa-Jima” The Biological Society of Okinawa53, 1-9.

Takeuchi, Y., Imamura, S*., Sawada, Y., Hur, S.P., Takemura, A., 2014. “Effects of different colors of light on melatonin suppression and expression analysis of Aanat1 and melanopsin in the eye of a tropical damselfish” General and Comparative Endocrinology 204, 158-165. (*Equal contribution) 

Imamura, S., Bapary, M.A.J., Takeuchi, Y., Hur, S.P., Takemura, A., 2014. Stimulation of ovarian development in a tropical damselfish by prolonged photoperiod using pellets containing long-afterglow phosphorescent pigment” Fisheries and Aquatic Science17(2), 223-227. 

Kashiwagi, T., Park,Y.J., Park, J.G., Imamura, S., Takeuchi, Y., Hur, S.P., Takemura, A., 2013.  “Moonlight affects mRNA abundance of arylalkylamine N‐acetyltransferase in the retina of a lunar‐synchronized spawner, the goldlined spinefoot” Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 319(9), 505-516. 

Bapary, M.A.J., Imamura, S., Takemura, A., 2012.  “Long-afterglow phosphorescent pigment is a potent tool for manipulation of reproductive performance in the tropical damselfish Chrysiptera cyaneaFisheries Science 78, 337–342. 

Takeuchi, Y., Bapary, M.A.J., Igarashi, S., Imamura, S., Sawada, Y., Matsumoto, M., Hur, S.P., Takemura, A., 2011.  “Molecular cloning and expression of long-wavelength-sensitive cone opsin in the brain of a tropical damselfish” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology160, 486–492.