CURRICULUM VITAE

 

■EDUCATION:

  • 2011 September: Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, concentration in Faunal Diversity Sciences, Department of Bioresource Science, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.

  • 2009 March: MA in Agricultural Science, concentration in Faunal Diversity Sciences,Department of Bioresource Science, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.

  • 2007 March: BA in Natural Environmental Science, Department of Human Development, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.

 

■PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 2017 April – present: Assistant Professor, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

  • 2016 November2017 January (Loan): Expert, MAB Networking Section, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris France.

  • 2014 September – 2017 March: Assistant Professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi, Japan.

  • 2012 April – 2014 August: Post-doctoral fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

  • 2011 October – 2012 March: Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics, Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan.

 

■RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  • Post-doctoral fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Estrous Monitoring by Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Female Orangutan (Pongo Sp.).

  • Post-doctoral fellow of Kobe University: Near infrared spectroscopy for Estimating Ovulation in Female Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, concentration in Faunal Diversity Sciences: Development of Estrous Monitoring Methods in Captive Threatened Carnivore.

  • MA in Agricultural Science, concentration in Faunal Diversity Sciences: Monitoring Reproductive Physiology of Captive Female Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia) and Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus).

  • BA in Natural Environmental Science: Relationship between Seasonal Changes of Fecal Sex Steroid Hormone Concentrations and Estrous Behaviors in Captive Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia).

 

■RESEARCH FIELD:

  • Endocrinology

  • Conservative physiology

  • Cell Physiology

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (Gamete Cryopreservation and Artificial Insemination)

  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy

 

■RESEARCH SKILL:

  • Hormonal analysis with enzyme-immunoassay and high performance liquid chromatography

  • Measurement of near infrared spectra

  • Field work in the wild habitats

  • Multivariate analysis with Unscrambler

  • SPSS and Microsoft Office

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 2017 April - present: Lecturer at Kyoto University (Wildlife Research)

  • 2016 April - present: Lecturer at Kyoto University (Conservation biology, Laboratory works in Genome Science)

  • 2016 April - 2017 March: Lecturer at Kyoto University (Cellular and molecular biology)

  • 2014 September- 2016 March: Lecturer at Kyoto University (Laboratory animal science)

  • 2014 April - September: Part-time lecturer at Ritsumeikan University (Biology)

 

■AWARD:

  • 2017 December: Joint Research Presentation Award by Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University.

  • 2016 January: Best Poster Presentation Award by the 60th PRIMATES Conference.

  • 2014 November: NIR Advance Award (annually 1 or 2 researchers are selected from Japan Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy).

  • 2013 August: Best Oral Presentation Award by the 19th Annual meeting of Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

  • 2011 March: Rikusou Award  (annually 1 or 2 researchers are selected from graduate school of Agricultural Science of Kobe University).

  • 2009 September: Excellent Poster Presentation Award by Workshop on Information, Nano and Photonics Technology 2009.

 

■PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

  • Primatological Society of Japan

  • Mammal Society of Japan

  • Japan Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy

  • International Primatological Society

  • International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy

 

■RESEARCH SUPPORT:

  • 2017 April -2019 March: Joint Research, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University. 486,000 JPY.

  • 2016 April – 2019 March: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (16K18482). 4,160,000 JPY.

  • 2015 August-2016 July: Inui Tasuke Scientific Foundation. 500,000 JPY.

  • 2015 August-2016 March: Ishizue Program of Kyoto University Research Development Programs. 1,950,000 JPY.

  • 2012 April – 2015 March: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (241484). 3,330,000 JPY.

  • 2011 October – 2012 March: the Cooperation Research Program of Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University. 150,000 JPY.

 

■PUBLICATION:

Original Paper (only peer reviewed):

  • Shirasu M, Ito S, Itoigawa A, Hayakawa T, Kinoshita K, Munechika I, Imai H, Touhara K. Key male glandular odorants attracting female ring-tailed lemurs, Current Biology, In press, 2020.

  • Kikuchi DM, Zhumabai K, Sharma K, Soma T, Kinoshita K, Is water an important resource for the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) in periods when terrain is covered with snow? Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 52(1) 105-108, 2020.

  • Kinoshita K. Application of near infrared spectroscopy for rapid physiological assay in animals, Mammal Study, In press, 2020.

  • Kurihara K, Kinoshita K, Shiroishi I, Hanya G, Seasonal Variation in Energy Balance of Wild Japanese Macaques (Macaca fucata yakui) in a Warm-Temperate Forest: A Preliminary Assessment in the Coastal forest of Yakushima, Primates, In press, 2020.

  • Kinoshita K, Nakamura T, Kimura K, Shimizu M, Kuze N, Ozaki Y. Gynaecological diagnosis by ultrasound and the measurement of urinary sex steroid hormone in female orangutans (Pongo spp.), Veterinary Medicine and Science, In press, 2020.

  • Kinoshita K, Nakamura T, Kimura K, Shimizu M, Kuze N, Ozaki Y. Gynaecological diagnosis by ultrasound and the measurement of urinary sex steroid hormone in female orangutans (Pongo spp.), Veterinary Medicine and Science, In press, 2020.

  • Tomisawa K,  Ban K, Kinoshita K, Kinoshita S, Jumabay K, Shiihara S. The Contribution for the in-situ Conservation Research by the Small Zoo. Himalayan Study Monographs, In press, 2020.

  • Takeshita RSC, Huffman MA, Kinoshita K, Bercovitch FB. Changes in social behaviour and faecal glucocorticoids in a Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) carrying her dead infant, Primates, 61(1) 35-40, 2019.

  • Kinoshita K. A review of hormone analysis on primate ecology, Primate Research, 34(1) pp. 5-15, 2018.

  • Fukuda T, Eitsuka T, Donai K, Kurita M, Saito T, Okamoto H, Kinoshita K, Katayama M, Nitto H, Uchida T, Onuma M, Sone H, Inoue-Murayama M, Kiyono T, Expression of human mutant cyclin dependent kinase 4, Cyclin D and telomerase extends the life span but does not immortalize fibroblasts derived from loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), Scientific Reports 8 (1) : 9229, 2018.

  • Takeshita RSC, Bercovitch FB, Kinoshita K, Huffman MA. Beneficial effect of hot spring bathing on stress levels in Japanese macaques, Primates, 59(3), pp. 215−225, 2018.

  • Takeshita RSC, Huffman MA, Bercovitch FB, Kinoshita K. Development and validation of an enzyme immunoassay for fecal dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (fDHEAS) in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), International Journal of Primatology, 39(2), pp.208−221, 2018.

  • Takeshita RSC, Huffman MA, Kinoshita K, Bercovitch FB. Effect of castration on social behavior and hormones in male Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), Physiology & Behavior, 181, pp. 43-50 2017.

  • Kinoshita K, Kikuchi DM. Conflicts between humans and snow leopards in Mongol and India, Himalayan Study Monographs, 18, pp. 65-71, 2017.

  • Kinoshita K (Corresponding author), Sano Y, Takai A, Shimizu M, Kobayashi T, Ouchi A, Kuze N, Inoue-Murayama M, Idani G, Okamoto M, Ozaki Y. Urinary sex steroid hormone and placental leucine aminopeptidase concentration differences between live births and stillbirth of Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus), Journal of Medical Primatology, 46(1), pp. 3-8, 2017.

  • Mendonça RS, Takeshita RSC, Kanamori T, Kuze N, Hayashi M, Kinoshita K, Bernard H, Matsuzawa T. Behavioral and physiological changes in a juvenile Bornean orangutan after a wildlife rescue. Global Ecology and Conservation, 8, pp. 116-122, 2016.

  • Vance CK, Tolleson DR, Kinoshita K, Rodriguez J, Foley WJ. Near infrared spectroscopy in wildlife and biodiversity, Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 24, pp. 1-25, 2016.

  • Yamanashi Y, Teramoto M, Morimura N, Hirata S, Suzuki J, Hayashi M, Kinoshita K, Murayama M, Idani G. Analysis of hair cortisol levels in captive chimpanzees: Effect of various methods on cortisol stability and variability, MethodsX, 3, pp. 110-117, 2016.

  • Kinoshita K (Corresponding author), Kuze N, Kobayashi T, Miyakawa E, Narita H, Inoue-Murayama M, Idani G, Tsenkova R. Detection of urinary estrogen conjugates and creatinine using near infrared spectroscopy in Bornean Orangutans (Pongo Pygmaeus), Primates, 57, pp. 51-59, 2016.

  • Kinoshita K, Tsenkova R. Near infrared spectra of body fluids reveal the relationship between water spectral pattern and the oestrous cycle, NIR news, 26 (5), pp. 4-5, 2015.

  • Kinoshita K. Visit to Royal Manas National Park in the South part of Bhutan –Report on the recent conservation of rare wild feline specie-, Himalayan Study Monographs, 16, pp. 73−79, 2015.

  • Fukuda T, Katayama M, Kinoshita K, Kasugai T, Okamoto H, Kobayashi K, Kurita M, Soichi M, Donai K, Uchida T, Onuma M, Sone H, Isogai E, Inoue-Murayama M. Primary fibroblast cultures and karyotype analysis for the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology –Animal–, 50(5), pp.381-383, 2013.

  • Takenaka A, Kashiwagi N, Maezono Y, Nakao T, Uwano Y, Kakizoe Y, Kinoshita K, Kusunoki H, Hoshi N. Study on the ejaculate characteristics and liquid storage of semen in the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine,18(3), pp.107-114, 2013.

  • Kinoshita K, Morita H, Tsenkova R. Spectral pattern of urinary water as a biomarker of estrous. Protocol Exchange, doi:10.1038/protex.2013.033, 2013.

  • Kinoshita K, Miyazaki M, Morita H, Vassileva M, Tang C, Li D, Ishikawa O, Kusunoki H, Tsenkova R. Spectral pattern of urinary water as a biomarker of estrus in the giant panda, Scientific Reports, 2, srep00856, 2012.

  • Kinoshita K (Corresponding author), Kiwata M, Kuwano R, Sato N, Tanaka T, Nagata M, Taira H, Kusunoki H. Temporal association of serum progesterone concentrations and vaginal cytology in walruses (Odobenus rosmarus), Theriogenology, 77(5), pp.933−939, 2012.

  • Kinoshita K, Inada S, Seki K, Sasaki A, Hama N, Kusunoki H. Long-term monitoring of fecal steroid hormones in female snow leopards (Panthera uncia) during pregnancy or pseudopregnancy, PLoS ONE, e19314, 2011.

  • Kinoshita K, Ohazama M, Ishida R, Kusunoki H. Daily fecal sex steroid hormonal changes and mating success in captive female cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in Japan, Animal Reproduction Science, 125(1), pp.204−210, 2011.

  • Kinoshita K, Morita H, Miyazaki M, Hama N, Kanemitsu H, Kawakami H, Wang P, Ishikawa O, Kusunoki H, Tsenkova R. Near infrared spectroscopy of urine proves useful for estimating ovulation in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Analytical Methods, 2(11), pp.1671−1675, 2010.

  • Yoneda K, Kinoshita K, Hayashi T, Ito S, Ohazama M, Okuda K, Kawakami S, Taniguchi A, Okuda R, Ishikawa T, Sato A, Ikebe Y, Tadano R, Tsudzuki M, Kunieda T, Kusunoki H. Evaluation of genetic diversity and relationship in a population of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) under captivity in Japan, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho, 81(2), pp.133−141, 2010.

  • Kinoshita K, Inada S, Aramaki Y, Seki K, Ashida M, Hama N, Ohazama M, Kusunoki H. Relationship between sexual behaviors and fecal estrogen levels in a female snow leopard (Uncia uncia) and a female cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) under captivity, Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 14(1), pp.59−66, 2009.

 

Review Article (only peer reviewed):

  • Vance CK, Tolleson DR, Kinoshita K, Rodriguez J, Foley WJ. Near infrared spectroscopy in wildlife and biodiversity, Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 24, pp. 1-25, 2016.

  • Kusunoki K, Kinoshita K, Sasaki H, Aramaki Y. Researches on reproduction for species conservation in collaboration with Japanese zoos and aquariums, Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 14(1), pp.37−50, 2009.

 

Conference Proceedings (only peer reviewed):

  • Matsuo Y, Ichikawa K, Kinoshita K, Arai N. Measurement of fecal progesterone in female dugongs (Dugong dugon), Proceeding of The 1st Design Symposium on Conservation of Ecosystem (SEASTAR2000), 2, pp. 55−58, 2014.

  • Kinoshita K, Morita H, Miyazaki M, Hama N, Ishikawa O, Kusunoki H, Tsenkova R.  Near-infrared spectroscopy to monitor the timing of ovulation in Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) based on urinary steroid hormones, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, pp.639−644, 2009.

 

Ph.D. Dissertation:

  • Kinoshita K, Monitoring methods of estrus in threatened carnivores, Kobe University, 2011.

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