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Vishwajit Sur Chowdhury Last modified date:2024.05.21

Associate Professor / Division for Experimental Natural Science
Faculty of Arts and Science

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Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Bachelor Master
Field of Specialization
Animal Nutritional Physiology
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
1. Reveal the functions of amino acids to regulate body temperature for adaptation to heat stress.
2. Neuropeptide regulations of stress.
3. Mechanisms of food intake and body temperature regulation under stress.

For undergraduate students:
1. Molecular Cell Biology
2. Kikanseminar
3. Kadaikyogaku
4. Physiology & Behavior
5. Stress & Nutrition
6. Academic English
7. Kyoso project

For graduate students:
8. Cross-Cuttings Themes in Animal & Aquatic Sciences
Research Interests
  • 1) Role of neuropeptides under heat stress
    2) Role of amino acids in thermoregulation and thermotolerance
    3) Feeding condition and stress regulation
    keyword : Heat stress, Chicks, Body temperature, Food intake, Eggs
  • 1. Mechanisms and functions of amino acids to adopt heat-stress
    2. Neuropeptide regulation of food intake and thermoregulation in birds
    keyword : Heat stress, thermoregulation, food intake, amino acids, neuropeptides
Current and Past Project
  • KHAENHI Kiban B (C0-PI: 2021-2025): Improvement of gut health to make chickens strong against stress
  • Project funded by Ito Zaidan (2022): Elucidation of the novel function of L-citrulline to protect muscle protein breakdown under heat stress
  • KHAENHI Kiban C (Co-PI: 2019-2021): Elucidation of the mechanism of changes in skin steroid hormone environment with aging and its application to elderly skin diseases
  • KHAENHI Kiban B (2019-2021): Elucidation of central control mechanism that suppresses body temperature rise in hot environment
  • KHAKENHI Houga (2018-2020): Elucidation of the mechanism of new thermal stress reduction method independent of fossil fuel
  • Project funded by Kurume Research park (2018): Improvement of heat resistance in chickens using metabolites
  • KHAKENHI KIBAN B, Tokusetsu (Co-PI: 2017-2020) Physiological and behavioral characteristics and genetic diversity in Japanese chickens
  • Project funded by Kieikai (2015): Mechanisms and functions of L-amino acid(s) to adapt heat-stress
  • KAKENHI Kiban C (2015-2017): Mechanisms and functions of neuropeptides and amino acids to adapt heat-stress
  • Project funded by Kieikai (2014): Function of L and D-amino acids to adapt heat-stress in broilers
  • Project funded by Kieikai (2011): Identification of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) in chciken
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Poultry Science Association (JPSA)
  • Japanese Society of Animal Science (JSAS)
  • World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA)
  • Japanese Society for Amino Acid Sciences (JSAAS)
  • Japanese Society for Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Warm Regional Society of Animal Science, Japan
  • Asia Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology (AOSCE)
  • Society Award (Japanese Society of Animal Science), 2022
  • Japan Poultry Science Association Award, 2017
    on Regulation of Food Intake and Body Temperature in Heat-Exposed Chicks
  • Best Presentation Award
    "Melatonin stimulates the release of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone by the avian hypothalamus"
  • President’s Distinction Award, Hiroshima University
    "As a recognition of distinguished results achieved in academic research"
  • Awards the Year 2003 prize, Switzerland
    "Responsiveness of LHRH-II on Anterior Pituitary of Pre- and post-molt Hens"
  • Gold Medal
    As the best student in Agriculture (Animal Science)
  • University Prize
    Best student award in Bachelor degree
Educational Activities
For undergraduate students:
1. Molecular and Cell Biology
2. Physiology and Behavior
3. Stress and Nutrition
4. KIKAN seminar
5. Kadaikyogaku
6. Academic English
7. Kyoso Project

For graduate students:
8. Cross-Cuttings Themes in Animal & Aquatic Sciences

Voluntary Class: 
1. at Self-Access Learning Center, Kyushu University
Professional and Outreach Activities
I have been contributing to Poultry and Animal Science societies with our updated knowledge of Nutritional Physiology. I have been collaborating for my research with Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, and State Islamic University of Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, Indonesia. Recently a Prof. from Georgia Univ. a Prof. from Agril Univ. of Athens showed their interest in collaborating with my lab on heat stress studies. .