Takuto Suito


Email: takuto.suito@fulbright.edu.vn

Fields of Interest:

・Functional roles of lipid molecules in thermal sensation and adaptation.

・Molecular mechanism of sensory proteins modulation by lipid molecules

Education: PhD, 2019, Kyoto University, Japan


Dr. Takuto Suito is a biological scientist in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. He joined as the adjunct faculty in Fulbright University Vietnam since 2023. He is an expert in the lipid biology and has been promoted to study the role of lipid molecules in thermal adaptation and thermosensation.  He had reported the involvement of lipid metabolism and commensal bacteria in the thermoregulatory system through the lipidomics and next-generation sequencing technologies as well as molecular biological analysis using Drosophila as a model. He is currently working on the functional roles of lipid molecules in the somatosensory proteins, such as Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels.

Dr. Takuto Suito was born in Aichi, Japan, and finished his undergraduate and graduate programs at the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University. During his Ph.D. course at Kyoto University, he was awarded the Scholarship from the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, Training Program of Leaders for Integrated Medical System for Fruitful Healthy-Longevity Society (LIMS program), supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). After Ph.D. program, he joined in National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, as a researcher. His research projects are supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists. At the same time, he is also working for the company as a visiting scientist for the metagenome analysis.

Select Publications:

<Publications in peer-reviewed paper>

Suito T, Nagao K, Juni N, Hara Y, Sokabe T, Atomi H, and Umeda M, “Regulation of thermoregulatory behavior by commensal bacteria in Drosophila” Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry 86 (2022): 1060–1070

Suito T, Nagao K, Takeichi K, Juni N, Hara Y, and Umeda M, “Functional expression of Δ12 fatty acid desaturase modulates thermoregulatory behaviour in Drosophila.” Scientific Reports 10 (2020): 11798. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68601-2

– Matsuo N, Nagao K, Suito T, Juni N, Kato U, Hara Y, and Umeda M., “Different mechanisms for selective transport of fatty acids using a single class of lipoprotein in Drosophila.” Journal of Lipid Research 60 (2019): 1199-1211.

Suito T, Nagao N, Hatano M, Kohashi K, Tanabe A, Ozaki H, Kawamoto J, Kurihara T, Mioka T, Tanaka K, Hara Y, and Umeda M, “Synthesis of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich triacylglycerols in an endemic goby, Gymnogobius isaza, from Lake Biwa, Japan.” The Journal of Biochemistry 164 (2018): 127-140.

<Other publications>

Suito T, Nagao, Kai M, Juni N, Sokabe T, and Umeda M, “Measurement of Thermoregulatory Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster” Behavioral Neurogenetics, Neuromethods, vol 181 (2022): 77-91

Suito T, Nagao N, and Umeda M “Molecular mechanism of Behavioral thermoregulation in Insects” Experimental Medicine, 40 (2022) (Written in Japanese)

Research: the functional roles of lipid molecules in the somatosensory proteins

Courses: Medical Biochemistry

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