Prof. Dr. Naoaki Misawa

Naoaki Misawa, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Director, Professor
Center for Animal Disease Control
University of Miyazaki
Miyazaki, 889-2192, Japan

Research Interests:

  • Development of a novel decontamination method of Campylobacter jejuni from chicken carcasses.
  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology of Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter cinaedi isolated from humans and animals.
  • Pathology and bacteriology on Treponema isolated from cattle with papillomatous digital dermatitis

Professional Societies:

Japanese Society for Bacteriology (Council member )
Japanese Society of Veterinary Medical Science (Council member, Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Medical Science)
Japanese Association for Veterinary Science (Vice President of the Veterinary Public Health Section)
Japanese Society for Food Microbiology (Council member)
Food Safety Commission of Japan (Expert of Microorganisms and Viruses)

Selected Publications (peer reviewed):

  1. Gotoh, Y., Taniguchi, T., Yoshimura D., Katsura K., Saeki Y., Hirabara Y., Fukuda M., Takajo, I., Tomida, J., Kawamura Y., Ogura, Y., Itoh, T., Misawa, N., Okayama, A., Hayashi, T., Multi-step genomic dissection of a suspected intra-hospital Helicobacter cinaedi, Microbial Genomics, in press.
  2. Latt, K. M., Urata, A., Shinki, T., Sasaki, S., Taniguchi, T., Misawa, N. Effect of morphological changes in feather follicles of chicken carcasses after defeathering and chilling on the degree of skin contamination by Campylobacter J. Vet. Med. Sci. (2018) 80 (1):49-54.
  3. Moore, J. E., Koulianos, G., Hardy, M., Misawa, N., Millar, B. C., Antimycobacterial activity of veterinary antibiotics (Apramycin and Framycetin) against Mycobacterium abscessus: Implication for patients with cystic fibrosis. J. Mycobacteriol. (2018) 7 (3):265-267.
  4. Yamamoto, T., Manabe, H., Misawa, N., Yamazaki, W., Takahashi, M., Okada, K.Combination effect of allyl isothiocyanate and hoof trimming on bovine digital dermatitis. Vet. Med. Sci. (2018) 80 (7):1080-1085.
  5. Uchiyama, J., Takemura-Uchiyama, I., Sakaguchi, Y., Gamoh, K., Kato, S., Daibata, M., Ujihara, T., Misawa, N., Matsuzaki, S. Intragenus generalized transduction in Staphylococcus by a novel giant phage. ISME J. (2014) doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.29.
  6. Taniguchi, T., Sekiya, A., Higa, M., Saeki, Y., Umeki, K., Okayama, A., Hayashi, T., Misawa, N. Rapid identification and subtyping of Helicobacter cinaedi strains by intact-cell mass spectrometry profiling with the use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry. J. Clin. Microbiol. (2014) 52:95-102.
  7. Bardiau, M., Yamazaki, K., Ote, I., Misawa, , and Mainil, J. G. Characterisation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus intermedius and pseudintermedius (MRSI and MRSP) isolated from dogs and cats. Microbiol. Immunol. (2013) 57: 496-501.
  8. Yano, T., Moe, K. K., Yamazaki, K., Ooka, T., Hayashi, T., and Misawa, N. Identification of candidate pathogens of papillomatous digital dermatitis in dairy cattle from quantitative 16S rRNA clonal analysis. Microbiol., (2010) 143: 352-362.
  9. Moe, K. K., Yano, T., Misumi, K., Kubota, C., Yamazaki, W., Muguruma, M., and Misawa, N. Analysis of the IgG immune response to Treponema phagedenis-like spirochetes in individual dairy cattle with papillomatous digital dermatitis. Vaccine Immunol., (2010) 17: 376-383.
  10. Yano, T., Yamagami, R., Misumi, K., Kubota, C., Moe, K. K., Hayashi, T., Yoshitani, K., Ohtake, O., Misawa, N. Genetic heterogeneity among strains of Treponema phagedenis-like spirochetes isolated from dairy cattle with papillomatous digital dermatitis in Japan. J. Clin. Microbiol., (2009) 47:727-733.
  11. Enokimoto, M., Kubo, M., Bozono, Y., Mieno, Y., and Misawa, N. Enumeration and identification of Campylobacter species in the liver and bile of slaughtered cattle. Int. J. Food Microbiol., (2007) 118: 259-263.
  12. Ma, M., Ohtani, K., Shimizu, T., and Misawa, N. Detection of a group II intron without an open reading frame in the alpha-toxin gene of Clostridium perfringens isolated from a broiler chicken. J. Bacteriol., (2007) 189: 1633-1640