Researcher Database

Kevin Wakeman
Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education

Job Title

    Assistant Professor

Profile

  • My research interests broadly revolve around exploring the biodiversity and evolution single-celled marine microeukaryotes (protists). Currently, I am working on alveolates, a collective of organisms that include notorious apicompelxan pathogens such as causative agent of malaria, as well as dinoflagellate microalgae that produce harmful algal blooms (red tides) and shellfish poisoning. My goal is to apply this work to ecological and economical significant systems such as coral reef biology and shellfish fisheries in the oceans around Japan and globally.

Research Interests

  • Phylogenomics   Evolution   Systematics   Phylogenetics   Marine Biology   Biodiversity   

Research Areas

  • Basic biology / Biodiversity/Systematics
  • Basic biology / Evolutionary biology
  • Basic biology / Morphology/Structure
  • Biological Science / Cell biology
  • Biological Science / Molecular biology

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2016/03 - Today    Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education (ISP)/Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido UniversityBiologyAssistant Professor
  • 2015/04 - 2016/02    University of TokyoCenter for Global Communication StrategiesAssistant Professor
  • 2013/01 - 2015/03    Okinawa Institute of Science and TechnologyResearcher/Research Specialist
  • 2010/06 - 2013/12    University of British ColoumbiaZoology DepartmentTeaching Assistant

Education

  • 2010/06 - 2013/12  University of British Columbia  Zoology Department  PhD
  • 2005/09 - 2009/12  Humboldt State University  Biology  BSc
  • 2005/09 - 2009/12  Humboldt State University  German  BA

Association Memberships

  • International Society of Protistologists   

Research Activities

Published Papers

Conference Activities & Talks

  • A taxonomic study of a novel Haplozoon parasite from Akkeshi, Japan  [Not invited]
    Mana Yamamoto, Kevin Wakeman, 冨岡森理, 堀口健雄
    Japanese Society of Phycology  2018/03
  • Taxonomic study of two new Amphidinium species (Dynophyceae) with predominant non-motile stage  [Not invited]
    Joao Henriques Kiefer e Silva, Kevin Wakeman, Ryuta Terada, Takeo Horiguchi
    Japanese Society of Phycology  2018/03
  • Diversity of Marine Gregarine Apicomplexans  [Not invited]
    Davis Iritani, Takeo Horiguchi, Kevin Wakeman
    Japanese Society of Phycology  2018/03
  • The Evolutionary (photosynthetic) history of marine apicomplexans and their bizarre relatives  [Invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    Botanical Society of Japan  2017/11
  • Algal toxins from novel strains of benthic dinoflagellates from Okinawa, Japan  [Invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    2015/08
  • A brief look at remnant plastids in gregarine apicomplexans  [Invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    2015/08
  • Transciptomics reveal relic plastids and diverse evolutionary histories among marine gregarine apicomplexans  [Not invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    2015/05
  • Apicomplexans in our oceans  [Invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    2014
  • Evolutionary history of two sister species exemplify niche partitioning among gregarine apicomplexans  [Not invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    International Congress of Protistology  2013/08
  • Marine Apicomplexan Associates of Coral Reefs  [Invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    2013/01
  • Marine Apicomplexans  [Invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    2012/10
  • Evolutionary History of Marine Gregarine Apicomplexans  [Not invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    International Society of Protistology  2012/08
  • Eugregarine and the Archigregarine Concepts  [Not invited]
    Kevin Wakeman
    Joint meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Protistologsts and the Phycological Society of America  2011

Awards & Honors

  • 2013   University of British Columbia, Zoology Department   Zoology Graduate Student Award
      
    Winner: Kevin Wakeman

Research Grants & Projects

  • Apicomplexans associated with coral reefs in Japan
    Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS):Grant in-aid for Young Scientists B
    Date (from‐to) : 2018/04 -2020/03 
    Author : Kevin Wakeman
  • Novel haplosporidian and apicomplexan parasites infecting shellfish fisheries between Japan and New Zealand
    Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS):Bilaterial Joint Research
    Date (from‐to) : 2017/04 -2019/03 
    Author : Kevin Wakeman, Jonathan Banks, Stephen Webb

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • Arts and Science Courses in English 2
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際本部


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