FacultyFaculty of Medicine
PositionAssistant Professor



    Faculty of Medicine,  Assistant Professor


    FUKUDA Masako


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Oita Medical University), 大分医科大学, Sep. 1996



  • 2012
  • 2013

Research Achievements

Field of Study

    Medical Zoology

Research content keyword

    filariasis, zoonotic parasitosis, Onchocerca, black fly, biting insect

Research Title

  • Studies on the transmission of zoonotic filariases, Taxonomy: vectorial identification Ecology: investigations as to the distribution and the biting habits of black flies Medical importance: investigations on experimental and natural infections of black flies with filarial larvae


  • 2004, A case of sexual mosaic in Simulium asakoae (Diptera: Simuliidae) collected from Thailand, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 2004
  • 2004, Zoonotic onchocerciasis caused by a parasite from wild boar in Oita, Japan: A comprehensive analysis of morphological characteristics of the worms for its diagnosis, Parasite, 2004
  • 2005, An Onchocerca species of wild boar found in the subcutaneous nodule of a resident of Oita, Japan, Parasitology International, 2005
  • 2005, Natural infections of Simulium (Nevermannia) uchidai (Diptera: Simuliidae) with infective filarial larvae, probably from a bird, in Oita, Japan, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 2005
  • 2005, Seasonal abundance and daily flying activity of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) attracted to human baits in Doi Inthanon National Park, northern Thailand, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 2005
  • 2006, A new species of Simulium (Boreosimulium) from Hokkaido, Japan (Diptera: Simuliidae), Medical Entomology and Zoology, 2006
  • 2007, A new species of Simulium (Hellichiella) from Kyoto, Japan (Diptera: Simuliidae), Medical Entomology and Zoology, 2007
  • 2007, Onchocerca eberhardi n. sp. (Nematoda: Filarioidea) from sika deer in Japan; relationships between species parasitic in cervids and bovids in the Holarctic region, Parasite, 2007
  • 2008, Infective larvae of five Onchocerca species from experimentally infected Simulium species in an area of zoonotic onchocerciasis in Japan, Parasite, 2008
  • 2008, Seasonal and diurnal biting activities and zoonotic filarial infections of two Simulium species (Diptera: Simuliidae) in northern Thailand, Parasite, 2008
  • 2009, Genetic evidence for the presence of two species of Onchocerca from the wild boar in Japan, Parasite, 2010
  • 2009, Molecular identification of infective larvae of three species of Onchocerca found in wild-caught females of Simulium bidentatum in Japan, Parasite, 2010
  • 2010, Zoonotic filariasis caused by Onchocerca dewittei japonica in a resident of Hiroshima Prefecture, Honshu, Japan, Parasitology International, 2010
  • 2011, Zoonotic onchocerciasis in Hiroshima, Japan, and molecular analysis of a paraffin section of the agent for a reliable identification, Parasite, 2011
  • 2012, Blackfly vectors of zoonotic onchocerciasis in Japan, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2012
  • 2012, Acanthocheilonema delicata n. sp. (Nematoda: Filarioidea) from Japanese badgers(Meles anakuma): Description, molecular identification, and Wolbachia screening, Parasitology International, 2013
  • 2012, Infective larvae of Cercopithifilaria spp. (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) from hard ticks (Ixodidae) recovered from the Japanese serow (Bovidae), Parasite, 2013
  • 2013, Genetic compatibility between Anopheles lesteri from Korea and Anopheles paraliae from Thailand, Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2013

Learned Societies to Belong

  • The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology
  • The Japanese Society of Parasitology
  • Japanese Society for DNA Polymorphism Research
  • The Molecular Biology Society of Japan

Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research(For10years)

  • Studies on speciation of black flies and filaria transmission in Southeast Asia, 2006-2008

Social Contribution

International Research Project

  • 2013, Taxonomy, ecology and medical importance of black flies in tropical Asia

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