2017 Solely authored “The World Is Filled with Slime Molds” published by Asahi Press
2018 Peer-reviewed paper on allorecognition behavior of Myxomycetes published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
2021 Original theory taken up in Stephenson & Rojas, ed., “Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology” 2nd Edition, a paper covering research findings on Myxomycetes
2021 Solely authored “MYXOVERSE? The World of Slime Molds” published by Shueisha
2022 Contributed paper in May issue of magazine Eureka
During the past 14 years, numerous lectures, academic society presentations, and prizes.
I encountered Myxomycetes(slime molds) when I was five. In first grade, I started to study their behavior and from third grade, I began to study their allorecognition. I discovered non-contact allorecognition and proposed the self-extension model when I was a sophomore in high school (Masui et al., 2018.) Currently, I am focused on finding the mechanism behind this model and answering the question “why do Myxomycetes recognize self and non-self?”
I think understandings on Myxomycetes allorecognition will provide important clues to find why “the self” exists and how it is going to change in the future. I am also working hard to share findings on Myxomycetes and “the self” not only to researchers and experts, but to the general public as well, from children to adults.
I will keep on loving Myxomycetes and devote my life to mastering “the self.”