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Introduction of our tenure-track faculties

Endo Natsumi

Affiliation Institute of Agriculture
Division Division of Animal Life Science
Research field Veterinary Reproduction
Keyword(S) cows, goats, subfertility, endocrine, nutrition, metabolism
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Research experience

・2006.4~2008.3: On-farm veterinarian, Kyodo Milk Industry Company Ltd.
・2013.4~2013.9: Research fellow, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
・2013.10~: Assisitant Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Educational background

・2006 D.V.M., Veterinary Medical Science, Tottori University
・2013 Ph.D., Veterinary Medical Science, Gifu University

Awards
Selected papers and publications

・Tanaka T, Ohkura S, Wakabayashi Y, Kuroiwa T, Nagai K, Endo N, Tanaka A, Matsui H, Kusaka M, Okamura H., "Differential effects of continuous exposure to the investigational metastin/kisspeptin analog TAK-683 on pulsatile and surge mode secretion of luteinizing hormone in ovariectomized goats.", Journal of Reproduction and Development (In press)
・Endo N, Nagai K, Tanaka T, Kamomae H., "Progesterone profiles in the caudal vena cava and jugular vein in response to pulsatile luteinizing hormone stimulation induced by GnRH treatment during the mid-luteal phase in lactating dairy cows.", Journal of Reproduction and Development, 2013; 59(3): 282-287.
・Nagai K, Endo N, Tanaka T, Kamomae H., "Exposure to estrogen mimicking the level of late pregnancy suppresses estrus subsequently induced by estrogen at the level of the follicular phase in ovariectomized Shiba goats.", Journal of Reproduction and Development, 2013; 59(2): 131-138.
・Endo N, Nagai K, Tanaka T, Kamomae H., "Changes in plasma progesterone levels in the caudal vena cava and the jugular vein and luteinizing hormone secretion pattern after feeding in lactating and non-lactating dairy cows.", Journal of Reproduction and Development, 2013; 59(2): 107-114.
・Endo N, Nagai K, Tanaka T, Kamomae H., "Profiles of ovarian steroids, luteinizing hormone and estrous signs from luteolysis to ovulation in lactating and non-lactating dairy cows.", Journal of Reproduction and Development, 2012; 58(6): 685-690.
・Endo N, Nagai K, Tanaka T, Kamomae H., "Comparison between lactating and non-lactating dairy cows on follicular growth and corpus luteum development, and endocrine patterns of ovarian steroids and luteinizing hormone in the estrous cycles.", Animal Reproduction Science, 2012; 134(3-4): 112-118

Research Description

Milk productivity of dairy cow has been increased rapidly during the past half century. On the other hand, decreasing reproductive efficiency of dairy cows, in particular conception rates and pregnancy rates, is a major problem in modern dairy industry. For solving these problems, it is necessary to clarify the effects of nutrition and metabolic status associated with high milk production on the hypothalamus-pituitary gonadal axis and to develop effective therapeutic and prevention methods for reproductive diseases in dairy cows. From these points of view, I am currently conducting several experiments on dairy cows and Shiba goats (an experimental model animal).

Main research theme
1. Understanding the association between nutrition, metabolism and reproduction in dairy cows

2. Developing new therapeutic and prevention strategies for estrus and ovulation failure

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About TUAT's tenure-track program

The tenure trac project of our university has really robst supports for young reserchers by providing research start-up assistance fund and reducing burden of facalty tasks and classes. I am very greatful to have a big opportunity that I can concentrate on my research activities.

Future aspirations

First of all, I will steadily progress my research so that I can get sufficient outcomes in my research during 5-year tenure track period. Also, I think that one of the major attration of this position is that I can be involved in education of undergraduate and graduate students. I will work hard on teaching students along with my research, and I would like to make my laboratory full of vigor.