Masayuki Fujita

Kagawa University

Dr. Masayuki Fujita is Professor in the Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan. He received his BS. in Chemistry from Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, and MAgr and PhD in Plant Biochemistry from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. His research interests include physiological, biochemical, and molecular biological responses based on secondary metabolism in plants under various abiotic and biotic stresses; phytoalexin, cytochrome P450, glutathione S-transferase, and phytochelatin; and redox reactions and antioxidants. In the last decade, his work has focused on oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in plants under environmental stress. His group investigates the role of different exogenous protectants in enhancing antioxidant defense and methylglyoxal detoxification systems in plants. Dr. Fujita has supervised four MS students and thirteen PhD students. He has edited ten books and published about 150 papers and chapters in journals and books.

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