Dr. Masuo studied Agriculture Science at the University of Tsukuba, Japan and graduated as MS in 2008. He joined the research group of Prof. Takaya at the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba. He received her PhD degree in 2011 at the same institution. After four years’ postdoctoral fellow, he obtained the position of an Assistant Professor at the University of Tsukuba. He has published more than 20 research articles in SCI(E) journals.