International exchange in Tottori Uni.

Especially Appointed Associate Professor Roxana Y. Parada Jaco

Especially Appointed Associate Professor Roxana Y. Parada Jaco



Field of Specialization

Agricultural Science, specialization in plant pathology and biology of plant-microbe interactions. 

Main Responsibilities

- Coordinating the “Global Gateway Program”
-Planning and operation the short-term English Program for Japanese students  (Malaysia)

Other Activities

-Collaborative operation of the Overseas Practical Education Program (Mexico).
-Collaborative activities for international students.
-Fostering the Tottori University education network abroad.


[Original Papers (English)]
  1. Parada, R.Y., Ikeda, R., Ando, T., Hishida, M., Takeda, H., Aklog, D., Otachi, K. and Yasunobu, K. Efforts to promote global education in Japan: The case of Tottori University and Overseas practical education programs. Journal of Education and Learning, Vol 7, No.5, 62-75, 2018.
  2. Parada, R.Y., Egusa, M., Aklog, Y.F., Miura, C., Ikuku, S. and Kaminaka, H. Optimization of nanofibrillation degree of chitin for induction of plant disease resistance: Elicitor activity and systemic resistance induced by chitin nanofiber in cabbage and strawberry. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules., in press. 2018.
  3. Parada, R.Y., Wataru, M., Ueno, M., Kihara, J., and Arase, S. Red-light-induced resistance to brown spot disease cause by Bipolaris oryzae in rice. Journal of Phytopathology 163:116-123, 2015.
  4. Parada, R. Y., Murakami, S., Shimomura, N., and Otani, H. Suppression of fungal and bacterial diseases of cucumber plants by using the spent mushroom substrate of Lyophyllum decastes and Pleurotus eryngii. Journal of Phytopathology 160:390-396, 2012.
  5. Parada, R. Y., Murakami, S., Shimomura, N., Egusa, M., and Otani, H. Autoclaved spent substrate of hatakeshimeji mushroom (Lyophyllum decastes Sing.) and its water extract protect cucumber from anthracnose. Crop Protection, 30: 443-450, 2011.
  6. Parada, R. Y., Sakuno, E., Mori, N., Oka, K., Egusa, M., Kodama, M., and Otani, H. Alternaria brassicae produces a host-specific protein toxin from germinating spores on host leaves. Phytopathology, 98:458-463, 2008.
  7. Parada, R. Y., Oka, K., Yamagishi, D., Kodama, M., and Otani, H. Destruxin B produced by Alternaria brassicae does not induce accessibility of host plants to fungal invasion. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology (PMPP), 71:48-54, 2007.
  8. Parada, R. Y., Castro, S., De Serrano, R., Castillo, B. E., Ayala, J., Vides, E., and Romero, J. First report of a phytoplasma associated with Spondias purpurea (Jocote de Corona) in El Salvador. Journal of General Plant Pathology, 72:40-42, 2006

Brief Message

Hello everybody, my name is Roxana, from May of 2017, I have joined the team of Professors at the Center for International Affairs of Tottori University. I got my PhD from Tottori University in March 2008 from the Graduate School of Agriculture, and since then I have been working as a Post Doc Researcher at Tottori and Shimane University.

I would like to encourage Tottori University students who are interesting to learn foreign languages, and explore the world to gain new experiences that will help you to better understand different cultures and increase your cultural awareness.