Jun Kitano

1. Contact information

Division of Ecological Genetics
Department of Population Genetics
National Institute of Genetics
Yata 1111, Mishima
Shizuoka 411-8540, Japan
Office phone: +81-55-981-9415
E-mail: jkitano@nig.ac.jp
Jun Kitano

2. Education, Professional Training, and Employment

1996 M.D. (Kyoto University School of Medicine)
2002 Ph.D. Physiology (Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine)
2000-2003 Research Fellow (2000-2001) and Instructor (2001-2003) at the Laboratory of Neuroscience, Department of Molecular and System Biology, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University (Japan)
2003-2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (USA)
2009-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University (Japan)
2011-2015 Project Associate Professor, Ecological Genetics Laboratory, Center for Frontier Research, National Institute of Genetics (Japan)
2015-present
Professor, Division of Ecological Genetics, Department of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics (Japan)

3. Other appointments

2010- Editorial Board of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology
2010-2014 PRESTO Researcher of the JST Epigenetics Research Program
2011- Reviewing Editor of Zoological Science
2011 Adjunct Lecturer of Ecological Genetics Course, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2011- Associate Professor of the Department of Genetics, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)
2012 Lecturer of the Quantitative Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics Course (QECG) 2012 at OIST
2014
Lecturer of Hokkaido Univerisity
2014-
Associate Editor of Zoological Letters
2015
Visiting Professor of Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University
2016-2017
International Associate Editor of Integrative and Comparative Biology
2016-
Editorial Board of Axios Review

4. Honors

2010 Young Scientist Initiative Award, Society for Evolutionary Studies, Japan
2010 Young Investigator Prize, The Zoological Society of Japan
2011 MEXT Young Investigator Prize, Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology, Japan
2015
JSPS Prize

5. Grant Support (selected)

2016-2018
Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research. "Experimental evolution of neo-sex chromosomes" (16K15792)
2015-2018
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) from the Ministry of Science, Education, Sports, and Culture. "Genetic basis for key traits important for stickleback freshwater adaptation" (15H02418)
2014-2017 Asahi Glass Foundation "Experimental tests of adaptive radiation in artificial ponds"
2012-2015 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) from the Ministry of Science, Education, Sports, and Culture. "Genetic mechanisms of diversification of sexual dimorphism in fishes" (24370039)
2012-2014 The Environment Research and Technology Development Fund from the Ministry of the Environment. "Genetic surveys to estimate the risk of animal extinction in the areas struck by the big tsumani"
2011-2015 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas from the Ministry of Science, Education, Sports, and Culture. "Molecular mechanisms of genomic incompatibility and reproductive isolation between stickleback species" (23113007)
2010-2014 Japan Science ad Technology Agency (JST) PRESTO Epigenetic control and biological functions. "Evolution of diversity in epigenetic control"
2010-2012 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) from the Ministry of Science, Education, Sports, and Culture. "Genetic mechanisms of speciation in sticklebacks" (22770075)
2011 Inamori Foundation "Identification of speciation genes"
2011 Asahi Glass Foundation "Host adaptation to new pathogens"
2010 Uehara Memorial Foundation Research Grant "Effects of sex chromosome translocation on genome evolution and gene expression"
2010 Brain Science Foundation Research Grant "Sex chromosome translocation and behavioral evolution"
2010 Takeda Life Science Foundation Research Grant "Hormonal variation between stickleback populations"
2010 The Naito Foundation "Natural variation in the hormonal signaling involved in regulation of life span"
2009 Research Grant for Young Investigator, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences "Sex chromosome translocation and speciation in sticklebacks"

6. Publications