Science and Technology Group
I received Ph.D. (Life Science) from the University of Tokyo on the thesis of mitochondrial inheritance. Then I worked at bioscience company, NAIST (Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) as a postdoctoral fellow for the Plant Educational Unit, Saitama Medical University as a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the mitochondrial disease, and Fujita Health University as a Jokyo (Assistant professor) of anatomy laboratry.
I'm interested in mitochondria, peroxisomes, chloroplasts, and cell membrane. In other words, I love membrane. The ongoing project is:
1. "Precise observation of peroxisomal fission/multiplication" at the nm scale using Serial block face SEM.
2. "How the plasma membrane damages affect the cell viability and physiology." I collaborate with the Kono Unit on this work, and observe the changes of morphology of plasma membrane and the localization of various lipids using fluorescent microscope, electron microscope and Serial block face-SEM. A long-term scientific goal will be to reveal the link between cancer/senescence and the plasma membrane.