Personnel

Shintaro Iwasaki, Ph.D.Chief Scientist (RIKEN)/Associate Professor (The University of Tokyo) Life is full of unknowns. Still simple and fundamental questions have not been answered. Our lab welcomes anybody who share such a question and enjoy science with us.
Rie YokoyamaAdministrative Assistant I’m helping to create good atmosphere for everyone to focus on research. I often go hiking in free time.
Mari MitoLab Technician It is quite exciting to work close to novel discovery. I would like to support research by courteous experiments.
Eriko Matsuura-Suzuki, Ph.D.Research Scientist I would like to understand biological phenomena through “Transalation”, a part of central dogma. I’m very exciting to investigate unknown things by new technologies. My favorite food is abogado.
Yuichi Shichino, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Researcher (RIKEN SPDR fellow) I’m interested in fundamental mechanisms of the translation initiation process. It is one of the most exciting moment of research when I find a clue of fact from unintended results.
Shiho Makino, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Researcher (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ohsumi lab) I study molecular mechanism of RNA degradation via autophagy and its physiological functions.
Jagat Chhipishrestha, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Researcher (RIKEN, Yoshida lab) I am studying the mechanism of epigenetic & translational regulation by the small molecule inhibitors. I am highly grateful for providing me the ideal environment to flourish my knowledge and skills. Mysteries of nature motivate and inspire me to explore more.
Tomoya FujitaPostdoctoral Researcher Using E.coli, I’m investigating coupling between ribosome and nascent peptide. My hobby is playing futsal.
Mingming ChenInternational Program Associate/Ph.D. Student (The University of Tokyo) It is fantastic for me to learn new things in such a flexible environment, and everybody here treats each other like a family member. Now I am looking forward to entering into a new world of RNA mechanisms, and making my own contributions to this leading-edge lab in the near future.
Antonios ApostolopoulosInternational Program Associate/Ph.D. Student (The University of Tokyo) Being new at the lab it is already exciting to be a member of it. I am looking forward to dive into and explore the unknowns of translation!
Peixun HanInternational Program Associate/Ph.D. Student (The University of Tokyo) Love fluffy animals!
Hironori SaitoJunior Research Associate/Student Trainee/Ph.D. Student (The University of Tokyo) I'll work hard to catch up with lab member. I play xc skiing. I like running in nature as well.
Taisei WakigawaStudent Trainee/Ph.D. Student (The University of Tokyo) I am very excited to start a project in a new environment. I would like to enjoy science.
Alumni Haruna Yamashiro: University of California, Berkeley, US
Yusuke Kimura: accenture, Japan
Marco Öchsner: University of Cambridge, UK
Agathe Gilbert: Institut Pasteur, France
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