Dr. Mutsutomo Tokizawa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Root-Soil-Microbial Interactions
Mutsutomo was born in Hiroshima, Japan and grew up in Nagoya. With a research background in plant molecular biology and genome biology, Mutsutomo joined GIFS in July 2017, where he is conducting research on molecular mechanism of plant adaptation to phosphorus deficiency.
Mutsutomo graduated from Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University in March 2011 and received Master’s degree at the Graduate School of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University. He completed his PhD, entitled “Genome-wide Studies on Structure of Arabidopsis Promoters and Application to a Promoter of Aluminum-activated Malate Transporter 1”, from United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University. During his PhD program, Mutsutomo received research fellowships and research grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Plant Global Education Program.
A nature lover, Mutsutomo feels Saskatoon is a great place for him to live!