I received my PhD degree in Biological and Biophysical Chemistry from Saga University (Saga, Japan) in 1995.
After graduation, I worked as a lecturer in biochemistry in Saga University, pursued my research as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Alberta, and taught organic chemistry and biochemistry at Brandon University as an assistant professor.
I joined Laurier in 2001 as an assistant professor.
Research Interests - Conformation and ion transport properties of the mitochondrial uncoupling proteins to elucidate their physiological roles. - Mechanism of interaction of natural and synthetic cationic antimicrobial peptides, neuropeptides and antioxidant peptides with biological membranes as a crucial step in their biological activity. - A combination of chemical, biochemical and biophysical techniques such as peptide synthesis, recombinant protein expression, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry, and patch clamp are used for these studies.