Toshif Ahamed

"I am a PhD student at OIST with a background in computational neuroscience and machine learning. I am interested in quantifying the behaviour and dynamics of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, which can be used further to shed light on how the C. Elegans nervous system generates control signals that result in robust behaviour even in noisy sensory environments. I use a combination of theory and experiment to study this problem." 

Rod Russel Alenton


Dong Cao


Darshini Ravishankar (Rotation Student September 1, 2018 - December 28, 2018)


Kazuto Kawamura

I received a B.S. in biology from Cornell University and worked as a research technician for two years at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science. I researched molecular signaling pathways that promote axon regeneration in retinal neurons. I am currently interested in factors that regulate neurodegeneration and how these diseases can be treated. I believe that researching the simple nervous system of C. elegans may provide some clues to understand the complex interactions that occur between different cell-types during neurodegeneration. 

Viktoras Lisicovas


Yuto Momohara


Andrew Njagi Mugo


Takashi Murayama


Hitomi Ohtaki

I joined OIST as a Research Administrator in March 2013 with the role to provide administrative support to the research unit. It’s great to be a part of this group.

I am from Chiba Prefecture where surrounded by the ocean and happy to live in Okinawa where you can feel much more beautiful ocean every day closer.

Endang Rinawati Purba


Eiichiro Saita


Ruri Shinohara Research Intern (December 17, 2018 - March 29, 2019)


Suteera Viboonyasek