Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Shoji Kawamura


Personal Data
  Born September 26, 1962, Nagasaki City, Japan
  Male
  Nationality: Japanese

Business Address
  Department of Integrated Biosciences
  Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
  The University of Tokyo
  Seimeitou 502
  5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
  Kashiwa-City, Chiba 277-8562, Japan
  tel: +81-4-7136-5422
  fax: +81-4-7136-3692
  e-mail: kawamura[at]k.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Education

1986.3 BS, Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
1988.3 MS, Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Under supervision of Dr. Shintaroh Ueda and Prof. Keiichi Omoto
Thesis: Genomic organization of hominoid immunoglobulin epsilon and alpha genes
1991.3 PhD, Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Under supervision of Prof. Shintaroh Ueda
Thesis: Evolution of the immunoglobulin alpha gene in higher primates
1991.4 Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Shintaroh Ueda Laboratory {~1992.7}
Evolution of immunoglobulin CH genes in primates
1992.1 Postdoctoral Research Associate of Syracuse University
Department of Biology
Shozo Yokoyama laboratory {~1996.8}
Genomic and spectral characterization of visual pigment genes of American chameleon and pigeon

Professional Positions

1996.9 Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo {~1999.3}
1999.4 Associate Professor
Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
2010.10 Full Professor
Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo


Publications

[PDF or reprint is available upon request (kawamura@k.u-tokyo.ac.jp)]

* Corresponding author

<Original articles in peer-reviewed journals>
  1. *Melin, A. D., Khetpal, V., Matsushita, Y., Zhou, K., Campos, F. A., Welker, B. and Kawamura, S. (2017). Howler monkey foraging ecology suggests convergent evolution of routine trichromacy as an adaptation for folivory. Ecology and Evolution, 7 (5): 1421-1434. Journal Cover Image

  2. *Kalbitzer, U., Bergstrom, M. L., Carnegie, S. D., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Campos, F. A., Jack, K. M. and Fedigan, L. M. (2017). Female sociality and sexual conflict shape offspring survival in a Neotropical primate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (8): 1892-1897. New Scientist 6 Feb 2017, PHYS ORG 7 Feb 2017

  3. *Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Campos, F. A., Yashima, A. S., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T., Kawamura, S. (2017). Inbreeding avoidance and female mate choice shape reproductive skew in capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus imitator). Molecular Ecology, 26 (2): 653-667. Journal Cover Image

  4. Koganebuchi, K., Haneji, K., Toma, T., Joh, K., Soejima, H., Fujimoto, K., Ishida, H., Ogawa, M., Hanihara, T., Harada, S., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2016). The allele frequency of ALDH2*Glu504Lys and ADH1B*Arg47His for the Ryukyu islanders and their history of expansion among East Asians. American Journal of Human Biology, In Press

  5. Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Misaka, T., Ishimaru, Y., Aurel, F., Melin, A. D., *Kawamura, S. and *Imai, H. (2016). Variation in ligand responses of the bitter taste receptors TAS2R1 and TAS2R4 among New World monkeys. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16: 208. Video

  6. Katsumura, T., Fukuyo, Y., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2016). A comparative study on the regulatory region of the PERIOD1 gene among diurnal/nocturnal primates. Journal of Physiological Anthropology, 35: 21. Equally contributed.

  7. *Kawamura, S., Kasagi, S., Kasai, D., Tezuka, A., Shoji, A., Takahashi, A., Imai, H. and Kawata, M. (2016). Spectral sensitivity of guppy visual pigments reconstituted in vitro to resolve association of opsins with cone cell types. Vision Research, 127: 67-73.

  8. *Sargeant, E. J., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Jack, K. M. and Fedigan, L. M. (2016). Paternal kin recognition and infant care in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). American Journal of Primatology, 78 (6): 659-668.

  9. Sakai, Y., Ohtsuki, H., Kasagi, S., Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M. (2016). Effects of light environment during growth on the expression of cone opsin genes and behavioral spectral sensitivities in guppies (Poecilia reticulata). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16: 106.

  10. *Melin, A. D., Wells, K., Moritz, G. L., Kistler, L., Orkin, J. D., Timm, R. M., Bernard, H., Lakim, M. B., Perry, G. H., Kawamura, S. and *Dominy, N. J. (2016). Euarchontan opsin variation brings new focus to primate origins. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33 (4): 1029-1041.

  11. *Tsujimura, T., Masuda, R., Ashino, R. and *Kawamura, S. (2015). Spatially differentiated expression of quadruplicated green-sensitive RH2 opsin genes in zebrafish is determined by proximal regulatory regions and gene order to the locus control region. BMC Genetics, 16: 130.

  12. *Sargeant, E. J., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M. (2015). Allonursing in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) provides evidence for cooperative care of infants. Behaviour, 152 (12-13): 1841-1869.

  13. Mitchell, D. M., Stevens, C. B., Frey, R. A., Hunter, S. S., Ashino, R., Kawamura, S. and *Stenkamp, D. L. (2015). Retinoic acid signaling regulates differential expression of the tandemly-duplicated long wavelength-sensitive cone opsin genes in zebrafish. PLoS Genetics, 11 (8): e1005483.

  14. Nakagome, S., Sato, T., Ishida, H., Hanihara, T., Yamaguchi, T., Kimura, R., *Mano, S., *Oota, H., Omoto, K., Tokunaga, K., Saitou, N., Kawamura, S., Tanabe, H., Umetsu, K., Tajima, A., Osada, N., Yamamoto, T., Ohashi, J., Suto, Y., Nishida, N., Sakate, R. and Sawai, H. (2015). Model-based verification of hypotheses on the origin of modern Japanese revisited by Bayesian inference based on genome-wide SNP data. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32 (6): 1533-1543.

  15. *Kasagi, S., Mizusawa, K., Murakami, N., Andoh, T., Furufuji, S., Kawamura, S. and Takahashi, A. (2015). Molecular and functional characterization of opsins in barfin flounder (Verasper moseri). Gene, 556 (2): 182-191.

  16. Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Nakagome, S., Hanihara, T., Kataoka, H., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2014). Natural allelic variations of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes pleiotropically affect sexual dimorphism in Oryzias latipes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281 (1797): 20142259.

  17. *Schoof, V. A. M., Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Ziegler, T. E. and Kawamura, S. (2014). Infanticides during periods of social stability: kinship, resumption of ovarian cycling, and mating access in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Neotropical Primates, 21 (2): 192-196.

  18. Tezuka, A., Kasagi, S., van Oosterhout, C., McMullan, M., Iwasaki, W. M., Kasai,D., Yamamichi, M., Innan, H., *Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M. (2014). Divergent selection for opsin gene variation in guppy (Poecilia reticulata) populations of Trinidad and Tobago. Heredity, 113 (5): 381-389.

  19. *Wikberg, E. V., Jack, K. M., Campos, F. A., Fedigan, L. M., Sato, A., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T. and Kawamura, S. (2014). The effect of male parallel dispersal on the kin composition of groups in white-faced capuchins. Animal Behaviour, 96: 9-17.

  20. *Takezawa, Y., Kato, K., Oota. H., Caulfield, T., Fujimoto, A., Honda, F., Kamatani, N., Kawamura, S., Kawashima, K., Kimura, R., Matsumae, H., Saito, A., Savage, P. E., Seguchi, N., Shimizu, K., Terao, S., Yamaguchi-Kabata, Y., Yasukouchi, A., Yoneda, M. and Tokunaga, K. (2014). Correspondence: Human genetic research, race, ethnicity and the labeling of populations: recommendations based on an interdisciplinary workshop in Japan. BMC Medical Ethics, 15: 33.

  21. Matsumoto, Y., Hiramatsu, C., Matsushita, Y., Ozawa, N., Ashino, R., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S., Di Fiore, A. Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Melin, A. D. and *Kawamura, S. (2014). Evolutionary renovation of L/M opsin polymorphism confers a fruit discrimination advantage to ateline New World monkeys. Molecular Ecology, 23 (7): 1799-1812.

  22. Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B. J., Pavelka, M. S. and *Kawamura, S. (2014). Color vision variation as evidenced by hybrid L/M opsin genes in wild populations of trichromatic Alouatta New World monkeys. International Journal of Primatology, 35 (1): 71-87.

  23. *Melin, A. D., Hiramatsu, C., Parr, N. A., Matsushita, Y., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M. (2014). The behavioral ecology of color vision: considering fruit conspicuity, detection distance and dietary importance. International Journal of Primatology, 35 (1): 258-287.

  24. *Fedigan, L. M., Melin, A. D., Addicott, J. F. and Kawamura, S. (2014). The heterozygote superiority hypothesis for polymorphic color vision is not supported by long-term fitness data from wild Neotropical monkeys. PLoS One, 9 (1): e84872.

  25. Suzuki, S. C., Bleckert, A., Williams, P. R., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and *Wong, R. O. L. (2013). Cone photoreceptor types in zebrafish are generated by symmetric terminal divisions of dedicated precursors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (37): 15109-15114.

  26. *Aureli, F., Di Fiore, A., Murillo-Chacon, E., Kawamura, S. and Schaffner, C. M. (2013). Male philopatry in spider monkeys revisited. American Journal of Physical Anthropology., 152 (1): 86-95.

  27. *Melin, A. D., Matsushita, Y., Moritz, G. L., Dominy, N. J. and *Kawamura, S. (2013). Inferred L/M cone opsin polymorphism of ancestral tarsiers sheds dim light on the origin of anthropoid primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280 (1759): 20130189. Journal Cover Image. The New York Times, 1 April 2013.

  28. Fang, W., Bonaffini, S., Zou, J., Wang, X., Zhang, C., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S. and *Wei, X. (2013). Characterization of transgenic zebrafish lines that express GFP in the retina, pineal gland, olfactory bulb, hatching gland, and optic tectum. Gene Expression Patterns, 13 (5-6): 150-159.

  29. Japanese Archipelago Human Population Genetics Consortium: Jinam, T., Nishida, N., Hirai, M., Kawamura, S., Oota, H., Umetsu, K., Kimura, R., Ohashi, J., Tajima, A., Yamamoto, T., Tanabe, H., Mano, S., Suto, Y., Kaname, T., Naritomi, K., Yanagi, K., Niikawa, N., *Omoto, K., *Tokunaga, K. and *Saitou, N. (2012). The history of human populations in the Japanese Archipelago inferred from genomewide SNP data with a special reference to the Ainu and the Ryukyuan populations. Journal of Human Genetics, 57 (12): 787-795.

  30. Koganebuchi, K., Katsumura, T., Nakagome, S., Ishida, H., Kawamura, S., *Oota, H. and The Asian Archival DNA Repository Consortium (2012). Autosomal and Y-chromosomal STR markers reveal a close relationship between Hokkaido Ainu and Ryukyu islanders. Anthropological Science, 120 (3): 199-208.

  31. *Li, Y. N., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S. and Dowling, J. E. (2012). Bipolar cell-photoreceptor connectivity in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) retina. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 520 (16): 3786-3802.

  32. Nakagome, S., Mano, S., Kozlowski, L., Bujnicki, J. M., Shibata, H., Fukumaki, Y., Kidd, J. R., Kidd, K. K., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2012). Crohn's disease risk alleles on the NOD2 locus have been maintained by natural selection on standing variation. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29 (6): 1569-1585.

  33. Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Tsukamoto, K., Sekiya, Y., Yamashita, T., Aso, M., Hata, M., Nonaka, M., Mano, S., Ishida, H., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2012). A population genetic study on the relationship between medaka fish and the spread of wet-rice cultivation across the Japanese archipelago. Anthropological Science, 120 (1): 81-89.

  34. Wu, P. C., Chen, J.-B., Kawamura, S., Roos, C., Merker, S., Shih, C.-C., Hsu, B.-D., Lim, C. and *Chang, T. W. (2012). The IgE gene in primates exhibits extraordinary evolutionary diversity. Immunogenetics, 64 (4): 279-287.

  35. *Melin, A. D., Moritz, G. L., Fosbury, R. A. E., Kawamura, S. and *Dominy, N. J. (2012). Commentary: Why aye-ayes see blue. American Journal of Primatology, 74 (3):185-192.

  36. Hiwatashi, T., Mikami, A., Katsumura, T., Suryobroto, B., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Malaivijitnond, S., Siriaroonrat, B., Oota, H., Goto, S. and *Kawamura, S. (2011). Gene conversion and purifying selection shape nucleotide variation in gibbon L/M opsin genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11: 312.

  37. *Miyazaki, T., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S., Iwami, T., Yamauchi, M. and Kawamura, S. (2011). Molecular cloning of ultraviolet-sensitive visual pigment in juvenile Champsocephalus gunnari (Channichthyidae). Polar Biology, 34 (2): 235-242.

  38. Tsujimura, T., Hosoya, T. and *Kawamura, S. (2010). A single enhancer regulating the differential expression of duplicated red-sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish. PLoS Genetics, 6 (12): e1001245.

  39. *Allison, W. T., Barthel, L. K., Skebo, K. M., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and Raymond, P. A. (2010). Ontogeny of cone photoreceptor mosaics in zebrafish. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518 (20): 4182-4195.

  40. Matsukusa, H., *Oota, H., Haneji, K., Toma, T., Kawamura, S. and Ishida, H. (2010). A genetic analysis of the Sakishima islanders reveals no relationship with Taiwan aborigines but shared ancestry with ainu and main-island Japanese. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 142 (2): 211-223.

  41. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Young, H. C. and Kawamura, S. (2010). Can color vision variation explain sex differences in invertebrate foraging by capuchin monkeys? Current Zoology, 56 (3): 300-312.

  42. Nakagome, S., Takeyama, Y., Mano, S., Sakisaka, S., Matsui, T., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2010). Population-specific susceptibility to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis; dominant and recessive relative risks in the Japanese population. Annals of Human Genetics, 74 (2): 126-136.

  43. Hiwatashi, T., Okabe, Y., Tsutsui, T., Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Oota, H., Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M., Innan, H. and *Kawamura, S. (2010). An explicit signature of balancing selection for color-vision variation in New World monkeys. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27 (2): 453-464.

  44. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Hiwatashi, T., Parr, N. and *Kawamura, S. (2009). Fig foraging by dichromatic and trichromatic white-faced capuchin monkeys in a tropical dry forest. International Journal of Primatology, 30 (6): 753-775.

  45. *Kimura, R., Yamaguchi, T., Takeda, M., Kondo, O., Toma, T., Haneji, K., Hanihara, T., Matsukusa, H., Kawamura, S., Maki, K., Osawa, M., Ishida, H., Oota, H. (2009). A common variation in EDAR is a genetic determinant of shovel-shaped incisors. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 85 (4): 528-535.

  46. Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mano, S., Suguro, N., Watanabe, K., Mitani, H., *Oota, H. and Kawamura, S. (2009). Genetic differentiation among local populations of medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) evaluated through grid- and deme-based sampling. Gene, 443 (1-2): 170-177.

  47. Matsumoto, Y., *Oota, H., Asaoka, Y., Nishina, H., Watanabe, K., Bujnicki, J. M., Oda, S., Kawamura, S. and *Mitani, H. (2009). Medaka: a promising model animal for comparative population genomics. BMC Research Notes, 2:88.

  48. Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Vorobyev, M., and *Kawamura, S. (2009). Interplay of olfaction and vision in fruit foraging of spider monkeys. Animal Behaviour, 77 (6): 1421-1426.

  49. Takechi, M., Seno, S. and *Kawamura, S. (2008). Identification of cis-acting elements repressing blue opsin expression in zebrafish UV cones and pineal cells. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283 (46): 31625-31632.

  50. Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Vorobyev, M., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2008). Importance of achromatic contrast in short-range fruit foraging of primates. PLoS One, 3 (10): e3356.

  51. *Kozmik, Z., Ruzickova, J., Jonasova, K., Matsumoto, Y., Vopalensky, P., Kozmikova, I., Strnad, H., Kawamura, S., *Piatigorsky, J., Paces, V. and *Cestmir, V. (2008). Assembly of the cnidarian camera-type eye from vertebrate-like components. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 (26): 8989-8993.

  52. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C. and *Kawamura, S. (2008). Polymorphic color vision in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus): Is there foraging niche divergence among phenotypes? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62 (5): 659-670.

  53. *Fukamachi, S., Kinoshita, M., Tsujimura, T., Shimada, A., Oda, S., Shima, A., Meyer, A., Kawamura, S. and Mitani, H. (2008). Rescue from oculocutaneous albinism type 4 using medaka slc45a2 cDNA driven by its own promoter. Genetics, 178 (2): 761-769.

  54. Tsujimura, T., Chinen, A. and *Kawamura, S. (2007). Identification of a locus control region for quadruplicated green-sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (31): 12813-12818. Brief Summary

  55. *Kawata, M., Shoji A., Kawamura, S. and Seehausen, O. (2007). A genetically explicit model of speciation by sensory drive within a continuous population in aquatic environments. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7: 99.

  56. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Sendall, C. and *Kawamura, S. (2007). Effects of colour vision phenotype on insect capture by a free-ranging population of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Animal Behaviour, 73 (1): 205-214. ScienceNOW Daily News, 9 January 2007. DISCOVER, 2 April 2007. Brief Summary

  57. *Wei, X., Zou, J., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and Li, L. (2006). Nok plays an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the outer nuclear layer in the zebrafish retina. Experimental Eye Research, 83 (1): 31-44.

  58. Matsumoto, Y., Fukamachi, S., Mitani, H. and *Kawamura, S. (2006). Functional characterization of visual opsin repertoire in Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Gene, 371 (2): 268-278. Brief Summary

  59. Hiramatsu, C., Tsutsui, T., Matsumoto, Y., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Color vision polymorphism in wild capuchins (Cebus capucinus) and spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in Costa Rica. American Journal of Primatology, 67 (4): 447-461. Brief Summary

  60. *Saito, A., *Mikami, A., *Kawamura, S., Ueno, Y., Hiramatsu, C., Widayati, K. A., Suryobroto, B., Teramoto, M., Mori, Y., Nagano, K., Fujita K., Kuroshima, H. and Hasegawa, T. (2005). Advantage of dichromats over trichromats in discrimination of color-camouflaged stimuli in non-human primates. American Journal of Primatology, 67 (4): 425-436. Brief Summary

  61. *Saito, A., *Kawamura, S., *Mikami, A., Ueno, Y., Hiramatsu C., Koida, K., Fujita, K., Kuroshima, H. and Hasegawa, T. (2005). Demonstration of genotype-phenotype correlation in polymorphic color vision of a non-callitrichine New World monkey, capuchin (Cebus apella). American Journal of Primatology, 67 (4): 471-485.

  62. *Kawamura, S., Takeshita, K., Tsujimura, T., Kasagi, S. and Matsumoto, Y. (2005). Evolutionary conserved and divergent regulatory sequences in the fish rod opsin promoter. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B, 141 (4): 391-399.

  63. Nagao, K., Takenaka, N., Hirai, M. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Coupling and decoupling of evolutionary mode between X- and Y-chromosomal red-green opsin genes in owl monkeys. Gene, 352: 82-91. Brief Summary

  64. Chinen, A., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Reconstitution of ancestral green visual pigments of zebrafish and molecular mechanism of their spectral differentiation. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22 (4): 1001-1010. Brief Summary

  65. Takechi, M. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Temporal and spatial changes in the expression pattern of multiple red and green subtype opsin genes during zebrafish development. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 208 (7): 1337-1345. Brief Summary

  66. Chinen, A., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Spectral differentiation of blue opsins between phylogenetically close but ecologically distant goldfish and zebrafish. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280 (10): 9460-9466.

  67. Kim, I.-C., Kim, Y. J., Yoon, Y.-D., Kawamura, S., Lee, Y.-S. and *Lee, J.-S. (2004). Cloning of cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A) genes from the hermaphrodite fish Rivulus marmoratus and the Japanese medaka Oryzias latipes. Marine Environmental Research, 58 (2-5): 125-129.

  68. Hiramatsu, C., Radlwimmer, F. B., Yokoyama, S. and *Kawamura S. (2004). Mutagenesis and reconstitution of middle-to-long-wave-sensitive visual pigments of New World monkeys for testing the tuning effect of residues at sites 229 and 233. Vision Research, 44 (19): 2225-2231. Brief Summary

  69. *Kawamura, S. and Kubotera, N. (2004). Ancestral loss of short wave-sensitive cone visual pigment in lorisiform prosimians, contrasting with its strict conservation in other prosimians. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 58 (3): 314-321.

  70. *Kawamura, S. and Kubotera, N. (2003). Absorption spectra of reconstituted visual pigments of a nocturnal prosimian, Otolemur crassicaudatus. Gene, 321: 131-135.

  71. Takechi, M., Hamaoka, T. and *Kawamura, S. (2003). Fluorescence visualization of ultraviolet-sensitive cone photoreceptor development in living zebrafish. FEBS Letters, 553 (1-2): 90-94. Brief Summary

  72. Chinen, A., Hamaoka, T., Yamada, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2003). Gene duplication and spectral diversification of cone visual pigments of zebrafish. Genetics, 163 (2): 663-675. Brief Summary

  73. Hamaoka, T., Takechi, M., Chinen, A., Nishiwaki, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2002). Visualization of rod photoreceptor development using GFP-transgenic zebrafish. Genesis, 34 (3): 215-220. Brief Summary

  74. *Kawamura, S., Takenaka, N., Hiramatsu, C., Hirai, M. and Takenaka, O. (2002). Y-chromosomal red-green opsin genes of nocturnal New World monkey. FEBS Letters, 530 (1-3): 70-72. Brief Summary

  75. *Kawamura, S., Hirai, M., Takenaka, O., Radlwimmer, F. B. and Yokoyama, S. (2001). Genomic and spectral analyses of long to middle wavelength-sensitive visual pigments of common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Gene, 269 (1-2): 45-51. Brief Summary

  76. Kawamura, S., Blow, N. S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1999).Genetic analyses of visual pigments of the pigeon (Columba livia). Genetics, 153 (4): 1839-1850.

  77. *Yokoyama, S., Radlwimmer, F. B. and Kawamura, S. (1998). Regeneration of ultraviolet pigments of vertebrates. FEBS Letters, 423 (2): 155-158.

  78. Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1998). Functional characterization of visual and nonvisual pigments of American chameleon (Anolis carolinensis). Vision Research, 38 (1): 37-44.

  79. *Sumiyama, K., Kawamura, S., Takenaka, O. and Ueda, S. (1998). A high sequence variety in the immunoglobulin C-alpha hinge region among Old World monkeys. Anthropological Science, 106 (1): 31-39.

  80. Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1997). Expression of visual and nonvisual opsins in American chameleon. Vision Research, 37 (14): 1867-1871.

  81. Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1996). Molecular characterization of the pigeon P-opsin gene. Gene, 182 (1-2): 213-214.

  82. Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1996). Phylogenetic relationships among short wavelength-sensitive opsins of American chameleon (Anolis carolinensis) and other vertebrates. Vision Research, 36 (18): 2797-2804.

  83. Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1995). Paralogous origin of the rhodopsinlike opsin genes in lizards. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 40 (6): 594-600.

  84. Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1994). Cloning of the rhodopsin-encoding gene from the rod-less lizard Anolis carolinensis. Gene, 149 (2): 267-270.

  85. Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S. (1993). Molecular characterization of the red visual pigment gene of the American chameleon (Anolis carolinensis). FEBS Letters, 323 (3): 247-251.

  86. Kawamura, S. and *Ueda, S. (1992). Immunoglobulin CH gene family in hominoids and its evolutionary history. Genomics, 13 (1): 194-200.

  87. Kawamura, S., Saitou, N. and *Ueda, S. (1992). Concerted evolution of the primate immunoglobulin alpha-gene through gene conversion. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267 (11): 7359-7367.

  88. Kawamura, S., Tanabe, H., Watanabe, Y., Kurosaki, K., Saitou, N. and *Ueda, S. (1991). Evolutionary rate of immunoglobulin alpha noncoding region is greater in hominoids than in Old World monkeys. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 8 (6): 743-752.

  89. Kawamura, S., Omoto, K. and *Ueda, S. (1990). Evolutionary hypervariability in the hinge region of the immunoglobulin alpha genes. Journal of Molecular Biology, 215 (2): 201-206.

  90. Kawamura, S., Omoto K. and *Ueda, S. (1989). Nucleotide sequence of the gorilla immunoglobulin alpha1 gene. Nucleic Acids Research, 17 (16): 6732.
<Reviews and book chapters written in English>
  1. *Kawamura, S. and *Melin, A. D. (2017). Evolution of genes for color vision and the chemical senses in primates. In: Evolution of the Human Genome I: The Genome and Genes (Saitou, N. ed.), in Press, Springer, Tokyo, Japan.

  2. *Kawamura, S. (2016). Color vision diversity and significance in primates inferred from genetic and field studies. Genes & Genomics, 38 (9): 779-791.

  3. *Melin, A. D., Hiramatsu, C., Fedigan, L. M., Schaffner, C. M, Aureli, F. and *Kawamura, S. (2012). Polymorphism and adaptation of primate colour vision. In: Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends (Pontarotti, P. ed.), pp. 225-241, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.

  4. *Kawamura, S., Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Schaffner, C. M, Aureli, F. and Fedigan, L. M. (2012). Polymorphic color vision in primates: evolutionary considerations. In: Post-Genome Biology of Primates (Hirai, H., Imai, H. and Go, Y. eds.), pp. 93-120, Springer, Tokyo, Japan.

  5. Kawamura, S. (2011). Evolutionary diversification of visual opsin genes in fish and primates. In: From Genes to Animal Behavior: Social Structures, Personalities, Communication by Color (Inoue-Murayama, M., Kawamura, S. and Weiss, A. eds.), pp. 329-349, Springer, Tokyo, Japan.

  6. Kawamura, S., Tanabe, H., Watanabe, Y., Kurosaki, K., Omoto, K. and *Ueda, S. (1991). Evolution of the immunoglobulin alpha gene in primates. In: Primatology Today, A. Ehara, T. Kimura, O. Takenaka and M. Iwamoto (eds.), pp. 623-626, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

  7. *Ueda, S. and Kawamura, S. (1990). Hominoid immunoglobulin alpha genes: multiple recombinational events in their hinge regions. In: Molecular Evolution, M. T. Clegg and S. T. O'Brien (eds.), pp. 13-18, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York.


International conference/symposium hosting

Sensory genetics, ecology and evolution of primates
In: The 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Evolutionary Studies, Japan, Chuo University Korakuen Campus, Tokyo. August 20-23, 2015.
 Organized by Shoji Kawamura and Hiroo Imai (Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University)

General introduction
 Shoji Kawamura (Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

Shoji Kawamura
 Significance of color vision diversity in primates inferred from genetic and field studies

Amanda D. Melin (Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis)
 Sensory ecology of wild capuchins: Integrating fruit signals, nutrition, and foraging behavior

Yoshihito Niimura (Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo; ERATO Touhara Chemosensory Project, JST)
 Evolution of olfactory receptor genes in primates and other mammals

Takashi Hayakawa (Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University; Japan Monkey Centre)
 Dietary adaptation and bitter taste receptor gene evolution in primates

Yasuka Toda (Kikkoman Corporation; Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
 Evolution of the umami taste perception in primates

Hiroo Imai (Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University)
 Functional analysis of bitter and sweet receptors of primates by cellular and behavioral experiments

Discussion (Chaired by Kawamura and Imai)

Conclusions
 Hiroo Imai


Variation and Evolution of Primate Color Vision Revealed by Cross-disciplinary Studies
In: The 23rd International Primatological Society Congress Kyoto 2010, Kyoto University (Yoshida Main Campus), Kyoto, Japan, September 12-18, 2010.
 Organized by Shoji Kawamura and Amanda D. Melin (University of Calgary)

Session 1
OPENING REMARKS
 A.D. Melin
DISCOVERY AND EVALUATION OF PRIMATE COLOR VISION POLYMORPHISMS
 G.H. Jacobs
THE ECOLOGY OF PRIMATE COLOR VISION
 D. Osorio
CONSIDERING VISUAL SYSTEMS WHEN EXPLORING PRIMATES AND COLOR
 M. Stevens, J.P. Higham
THE VISUAL ECOLOGY OF NEOTROPICAL PRIMATES: FOOD SELECTION, PREDATION AVOIDANCE AND REPRODUCTION
 D.M.A. Pessoa, V.F. Pessoa
THE VISUAL ECOLOGY OF NOCTURNAL PRIMATES
 G.L. Moritz, N.J. Dominy
DIETARY SELECTIVITY BY WHITE-FACED CAPUCHINS: HOW IMPORTANT ARE COLOURFUL FRUITS?
 A.D. Melin, L.M. Fedigan, N. Parr, S. Kawamura

Session 2
BEHAVIORAL TESTS OF COLOR VISION HYPOTHESES: WHERE WE HAVE BEEN AND WHERE WE SHOULD GO NEXT
 N.G. Caine
THE EFFECT OF SEX AND COLOUR VISION STATUS ON INSECT PREY CAPTURE EFFICIENCY BY CAPTIVE AND WILD TAMARINS (SAGUINUS SPP.)
 A.C. Smith, A.K. Surridge, M.J. Prescott, D. Osorio, N.I. Mundy, H.M. Buchanan-Smith
CHALLENGING ADVANTAGE OF TRICHROMACY IN FRUIT FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF WILD SPIDER MONKEYS
 C. Hiramatsu, A.D. Melin, F. Aureli, C.M. Schaffner, M. Vorobyev, S. Kawamura
THE IMPLICATIONS OF COLOR VISION ON PREY CAPTURE STRATEGIES FOR WILD SQUIRREL MONKEYS(SAIMIRI SCIUREUS)
 M.J. Montague, A. Di Fiore
POLYMORPHIC COLOUR VISION COMPARED AMONG LEMURS AND NEW WORLD MONKEYS
 N.I. Mundy
A POPULATION GENETIC TEST OF BALANCING SELECTION FOR COLOR VISION VARIATION IN NEW WORLD MONKEYS
 S. Kawamura, T. Hiwatashi, Y. Okabe, T. Tsutsui, C. Hiramatsu, A.D. Melin, H. Oota, C.M. Schaffner, F. Aureli, L.M. Fedigan, H. Innan
CLOSING REMARKS
 S. Kawamura

Membership in Scientific Societies
The Anthropological Society of Nippon, Primate Society of Japan, The Genetics Society of Japan, Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan, The Zoological Society of Japan, The Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, The Molecular Biology Society of Japan, Ecological Society of Japan, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, International Primatological Society

Editorial Board
Anthropological Sciences, Primates

Referee for International Journals
American Journal of Primatology, BMC Developmental Biology, BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Genomics, Brain Research Bulletin, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Ecological Research, FEBS Letters, Gene, Genes & Genetic Systems, Genetics, Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Naturwissenschaften, PNAS, Primates

Courses taught
47140-21E Adaptive Evolutionary Genetics (every two years) (Year 2016Texbook PDF is here)
47140-27 Lessons in Writing Scientific Papers in English
47140-31 Basic Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Grants
Principal Investigator

2016.4 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (16K14818)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI {~2019.3}
2015.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (15H02421)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI {~2018.3}
2011.4 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (23657164)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI {~2013.3}
2010.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (22247036)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI {~2014.3}
2009.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas "Cellular Sensors" (21026007)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) KAKENHI {~2011.3}
2008.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas "Comparative Genomics" (20017008)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) KAKENHI {~2010.3}
2007.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (19207018)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI {~2010.3}
2004.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (16405015)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI {~2007.3}
2003.4 Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research (15657005)
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) KAKENHI {~2005.3}
2001.4 Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research (13874105)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2003.3}
2000.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (12440243)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2003.3}
1999.4 Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research (11878160)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2001.3}
1997.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (09554056)
The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (MESSC) KAKENHI {~2000.3}
1997.4 Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (09740647)
MESSC KAKENHI {~1999.3}

Collaborative Investigator

2016.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (PI, Akiko Matsumoto)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2019.3}
2015.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (PI, Hiroo Imai)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2019.3}
2012.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (PI, Hiroo Imai)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2015.3}
2011.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (PI, Akiko Matsumoto)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2015.3}
2007.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (PI, Hiroki Oota)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2009.3}
2006.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (PI, Masakado Kawata)
JSPS KAKENHI {~2009.3}
1997.4 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (PI, Momoki Hirai)
MESSC KAKENHI {~1999.3}