Azusa KAGE

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Azusa KAGE
Toyohashi University of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Job title
Assistant Professor
Ph.D in Biology(Ochanomizu University)
Research funding number


I'm a gravitational biologist particularly interested in motility and collective dynamics of microorganisms.

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
Oct 2014
Mar 2018
Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Jun 2015
Mar 2016
Visiting Scholar, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
Apr 2014
Sep 2014
Postdoctral Scholar, Department of Bioengineering and Robotics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Apr 2012
Mar 2014
Research Fellow DC2, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Published Papers

Misaki Yokoyama, Manami Senoo, Azusa Kage, Yoshihiro Mogami
Zoological Science   36(2)    Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Yuki Nonaka, Kenji Kikuchi, Keiko Numayama-Tsuruta, Azusa Kage, Hironori Ueno, Takuji Ishikawa
Biology Open   5 154-160   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Azusa Kage and Yoshihiro Mogami
Zoological Science   32 396-404   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Azusa Kage, Chiharu Hosoya, Shoji A. Baba, Yoshihiro Mogami
The Journal of Experimental Biology   216 4557-4566   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Azusa Kage, Eriko Asato, Yoko Chiba, Yuuko Wada, Yumiko Katsu-Kimura, Ayami Kubota, Satoe Sawai, Maki Niihori, Shoji A. Baba, Yoshihiro Mogami
Zoological Science   28(3) 206-214   Mar 2011   [Refereed]

Books etc

Integrated Nano-Biomechanics
Takami Yamaguchi, Takuji Ishikawa, Yohsuke Imai (Eds.) (Part:Contributor, Chapter 6, Section 3 "Gravitaxis and collective motion of eukaryotic microswimmers in low Reynolds number conditions")
Elsevier   Jun 2018   


Azusa Kage, Chiharu Hosoya, Shoji A. Baba, Yoshihiro Mogami
Space Utilization Research   26 190-193   Mar 2010

Conference Activities & Talks

Collective motion of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii [Invited]
Azusa KAGE
Workshop "Multi-scale pattern formation by cilia", The 41st Annual Meeting of Molecular Biology Society of Japan   29 Nov 2018   
Collective motion of living spinners [Invited]
Azusa Kage, Takayuki Torisawa, Ayano A. Medo, Ken H. Nagai
11th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Cell Synthesis Research   19 Oct 2018   
Behavior of motile unicellular alga flowing in a microchannel
Cheng-Hsi Chuang, Kenji Kikuchi, Azusa Kage, Takuji Ishikawa
The 8th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics   28 Sep 2018   
Dynamic structural changes in collective motion of the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: connecting individual and collective behavior
Azusa KAGE
Micro and Nanoengineering Conference 2018   26 Sep 2018   
Development of Chip-Based Microfluidic Device for Diagnosis of Arbovirus Infections
Keisuke Takishita, Azusa Kage, Miho Ishii-Teshima, Moeto Nagai, Hirotaka Kanuka, Takayuki Shibata
Micro and Nanoengineering Conference 2018   26 Sep 2018   

Awards & Honors

Mar 2019
Best Presentation Award, 2019 JSPE Spring Meeting, Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Dec 2012
2nd place in the Fluids Category Poster Competition, American Society for Gravitational and Space Research
Nov 2012
Yasui-Kuroda Scholarship, Ochanomizu University
Sep 2012
Zoological Science Award, Fujii Award, The Zoological Society of Japan
Winner: Azusa Kage, Eriko Asato, Yoko Chiba, Yuuko Wada, Yumiko Katsu-Kimura, Ayami Kubota, Satoe Sawai, Maki Niihori, Shoji A. Baba, Yoshihiro Mogami

Research Grants & Projects

National Institute of Genetics: NIG-JOINT
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Azusa KAGE
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Azusa KAGE
Toyohashi University of Technology: Research Funding granted by President
Project Year: Jun 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Azusa KAGE
The Japan Science Society: Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Feb 2018    Investigator(s): Azusa KAGE
Sumitomo Foundation: Grant for Basic Science Research Projects
Project Year: Nov 2016 - Nov 2017    Investigator(s): Azusa KAGE


Apr 2011
Mar 2014
Division of Life Sciences, Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences, Ochanomizu University
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
Division of Life Sciences, Master's Program, Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences, Ochanomizu University
Apr 2005
Mar 2009
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ochanomizu University
Apr 2001
Mar 2004
Hokkaido Muroran Sakae High School