|専攻分野||Chemical biology, Bioimaging|
I was born in Tokyo, and grew up in Kanto region. After studying in US (California), I returned to Kansai region in Japan and started my academic career. Since I was fascinated by the interest and beauty of “chemistry”, especially “organic chemistry”, I investigated with the motivation to understand life by using original chemical approaches. As my ultimate objective, I hope to our bioanalytical tools to develop novel drugs or medical technologies.
Univ of Tokyo: B.S. (1997)
Chemical Society of Japan, Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Japanese Society for Chemical Biology, Japanese Society for Molecular Imaging, American Chemical Society
Advanced Lecture on Biomolecular Sciences, Advanced Biochemistry, Advanced Lecture on Biofunctional Chemistry III
When we want to investigate something, we first observe it, then touch and handle it. If we use light and adequate photoresponsive functional molecules, even intracellular biomolecule can be noninvasively observed and manipulated. For such studies, we are developing functional compouonds such as fluorescent probes or photoresponsive peptide tools.
Chemistry can produce new materials with various functions. If you want to depict your idea in designing new molecules, to observe the behaviors of invisible biomolecules, to regulate biomolecular or cellular functions with molecules and light, or to study both life science and chemistry, or if you have any interest in our research, please feel free to contact us!