Animal Science

Animal Functional Morphology


Our research focuses on understanding the functional and structural maturation of tissues and cells during the process of animal development to contribute to animal science for improving the livestock and poultry productivity. In particular, our interest is to understand the molecular processes of functional and structural formation in immune organs to identify target molecules that enhance immune activity in animals. Specifically, the aim of our research is to establish an immune strategy that protects livestock and poultry from mucosal infectious diseases (e.g., mastitis and diarrhea) by activating immune system in mucosal tissues.


1) Elucidation of the molecular mechanism of maternal immunity in the mammary glands to improve breastfeeding quality

2) Elucidation of the developmental mechanism of immune organs during fetal and neonatal period

3) Prevention and treatment of intestinal infections in livestock and poultry by improving the immune and microbial environment in the gastrointestinal tract

4) Elucidation of the pathogenesis of mastitis in dairy cows and development of strategies to control the disease


Structural formation, Functional maturation, Tissues, Cells, Intestine, Mammary glands, Mucosal infectious diseases, Diarrhea, Mastitis