1999-2004 Graduate student. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
2004-2005 Postdoctoral fellow. Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
2005-2009 Postdoctoral fellow. Duke University, Durham, NC.
2009 – Postdoctoral fellow. Texas A&M University Health Science Center
2003-2005 Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
2005-2008 Long-Term Fellow of Human Frontier Science Program.
2008-Present Postdoctoral Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Research Abroad.
B. Selected Peer Reviewed Publications
1. Mishra, D., Miyamoto, T. Rezenom, Y.H., Broussard, A., Yavuz, A., Slone, J., Russell D.H., and Amrein, H. (2013) The Molecular Basis of Sugar Sensing in Drosophila Larvae. Current Biology 23 (15) 1466-1471.
2. Miyamoto, T*., Chen, Y.*, Slone J. and Amrein, H. (2013) Identification of a Drosophila Glucose Receptor Using Ca2+ Imaging of Single Chemosensory Neurons. PLoS ONE 8 (2), e56304. * equal contribution
3. Miyamoto, T., Slone, J., Song, X. and Amrein, H. (2012) A fructose receptor functions as a nutrient sensor in the Drosophila brain. Cell 151 (5), 1113-1125.
4. Wang, L., Han, X., Mehren, J., Billeter, J.C., Miyamoto, T., Amrein, H., Levine, J.D. and Anderson, D.J. (2011) Hierarchical chemosensory regulation of male-male social interactions in Drosophila. Nature Neuroscience 14 (6), 757-762.
5. Miyamoto T., and Amrein H. Suppression of male courtship by a Drosophila pheromone receptor. (2008) Nature Neurosci., 11, 874-876.
6. Miyamoto T., Obokata J. and Sugiura M. (2004) A site-specific factor interacts directly with its cognate RNA editing site in chloroplast transcripts. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101, 48-52.
7. Sasaki T., Yukawa Y., Miyamoto T., Obokata J. and Sugiura M. (2003) Identification of RNA editing sites in chloroplast transcripts from the maternal and paternal progenitors of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum): comparative analysis shows the involvement of distinct trans-factors for ndhB editing. Mol. Biol. Evol. 20, 1028-1035.
8. Miyamoto T., Obokata J. and Sugiura M. (2002) Recognition of RNA editing sites is directed by unique proteins in chloroplasts: Biochemical identification of cis-acting elements and trans-acting factors involved in RNA editing in tobacco and pea chloroplasts. Mol. Cell. Biol. 22, 6726-6734.
C. Research interest
My primary research interest is in the role of chemosensory neurons in animal behaviors. To respond to variety of chemicals, animals have large families of chemosensory receptors. Currently I am focusing on one of the most conserved gustatory receptors in insects. The gene has unique expression pattern, such as chemosensory organs, brain and uterus. Using genetics, calcium imaging of single neurons and behavioral analysis, I want to obtain a comprehensive understanding of its function on insect behavior.