Research Staff

Yuko Matsuoka
Research Group
Museum Studies Research Group

Photograph Explanation
Environmental taming of the Baikal seals at the Lake Biwa Museum (July, 2016)


Graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in veterinary science at Rakuno Gakuen University. Worked mainly in Japanese aquariums as a caretaker and veterinarian​ to marine mammals before joining the Lake Biwa Museum in April 2016.

1. Physiological and ecological studies on the captive Baikal seals
2. Breeding physiology in pinnipeds
3. Disease and treatment of aquatic mammals

Key Words of Research
Museum studies, aquatic mammals, ecology, disease

Professional Society Membership
The Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine