The Division of Molecular Life Science is a newly launched laboratory in September 2020. We focus on chaperone networks in living organisms to elucidate the mechanisms of protein homeostasis and stress response in the cell. Chaperones have various functions not only in the regulation of protein folding but also in the regulation of protein transport and degradation, enzymatic activity, and liquid-liquid phase separation. Our research includes structural analysis using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and cryo-electron microscopy, biochemical assays, and protein engineering.
We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in our research. If you are interested, please contact us.