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Preventive Dentistry, Oral Microbiology

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  • 2000.04.01 - 2007.03.31, Course for Molecular Oral Biology and Dentistry, Graduate School of Dentistry, Research Assistant

  • 2007.04.01 - 2011.12.31, Course for Molecular Oral Biology and Dentistry, Graduate School of Dentistry, Assistant Professor

  • 2012.01.01 - 2016.03.31, Osaka University Dental Hospital, Associate Professor

  • 2016.04.01 - , Course for Oral Sciences, Graduate School of Dentistry, Associate Professor

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Kyoto University Faculty of Agriculture  Graduated 1988.03
Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry  Graduated 1995.03

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Post doctoral fellow, Dept. of Oral Biology, University of Florida 2003.09 - 2005.12
Assistant Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry 2007.04 - 2011.12
Associate Professor, Osaka University Dental Hospital 2012.01 - 2016.03
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Dentistry, Department of Preventive Dentistry 2016.04 -

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • mechanisms in the development of periodontopathic biofilms
    Social dentistry-related

  • Social dentistry-related

  • virulence factors of periodontopathic bacteria
    Social dentistry-related

Academic Society Membership 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Society for Dental Health

  • Japanese Association for Oral Biology

  • Japanese Society for Bacteriology

  • International Association for Dental Research

  • American Society for Microbiology

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Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Metabolic crosstalk regulates Porphyromonas gingivalis colonization and virulence during oral polymicrobial infection., Kuboniwa M, Houser JR, Hendrickson EL, Wang Q, Alghamdi SA, Sakanaka A, Miller DP, Hutcherson JA, Wang T, Beck DAC, Whiteley M, Amano A, Wang H, Marcotte EM, Hackett M, Lamont RJ, Nature Microbiology,(2) 1493-1499, 2017.09, Papers

  • Distinct signatures of dental plaque metabolic byproducts dictated by periodontal inflammatory status, Sakanaka A, Kuboniwa M, Hashino E, Bamba T, Fukusaki E, Amano A, Scientific Reports,21;7:42818, 2017.03, Papers

  • Prediction of Periodontal Inflammation via Metabolic Profiling of Saliva, Kuboniwa M, Sakanaka A, Hashino E, Bamba T, Fukusaki E, Amano A, Journal of Dental Research,95(12)1381-1386, 2016.11, Papers

  • Ornithine Antiporter ArcD Controls Arginine Metabolism and Interspecies Biofilm Development of Streptococcus gordonii., Sakanaka, A., Kuboniwa, M., Takeuchi, H., Hashino, E., Amano, A. , the Journal of Biological Chemistry,290(35), 21185-21198., 2015.08,, Papers

  • Erythritol alters microstructures and metabolomic profiles of biofilm composed of Streptococcus gordonii and Porphyromonas gingivalis, Hashino E, Kuboniwa M, Alghamdi S, Yamaguchi M, Yamamoto R, Cho H, Amano A , Molecular Oral Microbiology,28(6):435-451, 2013.12, Papers

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  • Special, Genotyping of periodontal anaerobic bacteria in relationship to pathogenesis, Kuboniwa M, Amano A, Springer, 2012.10

  • Special, Heterotypic Streptococcus gordonii-Porphyromonas gingivalis communities: formation, gene regulation and development. Genomic inquiries into oral bacterial communities, Kuboniwa M, Lamont RJ., ASM Press, 2011.08

  • Special, HEINEMANN DENTAL DICTIONARY 4th ed. Japanese version, ISBN, 978-4263455784, 2004.10

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  • Osaka University Presidential Awards for Research Achievement , Masae Kuboniwa, Osaka University, 2014.07

  • The First Prize of Award in Modern Periodontology, Masae Kuboniwa, 2001.07

  • Yumikura Memorial Award, Masae Kuboniwa, Osaka University Faculty of Dentistry, 1995.03

Media report 【 display / non-display

  • Ornithine Cross-feeding by S. gordonii ArcD to F. nucleatum, JBC Podcasts, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2015.08


Outside Activity Management 【 display / non-display

  • Other, University of Melbourne, External Examiner of PhD and Doctoral Thesis, 2018.11 - 2019.05

  • Other, Molecular Oral Microbiology, Editorial Board, 2009.11 -

  • Other, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Review Editor, 2012.04 -