CiRA Member

PI: Akitsu Hotta

■ Education and Working Experience ■
March 2001 B.Sc., Department of Engineering, Nagoya University. (Nagoya, Japan)

Construction of Protein secondary structure library using C-language on UNIX system. (Go to Yamane Lab)

March 2006 M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Bioengineering), Nagoya University. (Nagoya, Japan)

Generation of transgenic chicken for producing pharmaceutical protein. (Go to Iijima Lab)

April 2006
~ February 2010
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children. (Toronto, Canada)

Development of gene therapy vectors for hemoglobinopathy and neurodevelopmental disorder Rett Syndrome, and pluripotent stem cell specific vector for marking ES/iPS cells. (Go to James Ellis lab)

June 2008
~ February 2010
Research Fellow, Ontario Human iPS Cell Facility. (Toronto, Canada)

Optimization of iPS cell induction and characterization of iPS cell lines. (Go to the Facility website)

October 2010
~ March 2014
PRESTO (Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology) Researcher,
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

"Understanding Life by iPS Cell Technology" field, Phase III (Go to the JST PRESTO website)

March 2010
~ October 2016
Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor

Department of Reprogramming Science, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

Assistant Professor

Yamanaka Group, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

April 2016
~ Present
Principal Investigator

Hotta Project, T-CiRA Program (Go to the T-CiRA website)

October 2016
~ Present
Principal Investigator, Junior Associate Professor

Department of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)
(Go to the CiRA website)

Honor and Award
November 2008 Stem Cell Network, Annual General Meeting
Best Poster Presentation Award
November 2009 Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
Exceptional Trainee Award
April 2016 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of MEXT
The Young Scientists’ Prize

Postdoc: Peter Gee

Education and Working Experience
June 2002 B.Sc., University of California, Davis

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Davis, California, USA)

Nov 2005
~ Mar 2009
Research Associate, Hoffman-La Roche

Biochemical Pharmacology Core Group (Palo Alto, California, USA)

Mar 2013 Ph.D., Kyoto University

Graduate School of Medicine, Institute for Virus Research, Koyanagi Laboratory (Kyoto, Japan)

April 2013
~ Nov 2014
University Research Administrator

Public Relations, Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) (Kyoto, Japan)

December 2014
~ Present
Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

Postdoc: Yuya Okuzaki

Education and Working Experience
March 2012 B.Sc., Department of Engineering, Nagoya University. (Nagoya, Japan)
April 2012
~ Dec 2017
M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Bioengineering), Nagoya University. (Nagoya, Japan)
(Iijima Lab)
April 2015
~ March 2017
JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC2
Feb 2018
~ Present
Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

Technician: Mandy Siu Yu Lung

Education and Working Experience
2002 B.MedSc (Hons), University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)

Molecular Genetics

2008 Ph.D., University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)

Biochemisty

May 2008
~ April 2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Cardiorespiratory Neuroscience, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)

Sep 2011
~ April 2013
JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Morphological Brain Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)

June 2015
~ Present
Research Technician

Department of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)

Technician: Noriko Sasakawa

Education and Working Experience
Mar 2002 M.Sc., Osaka University (Osaka, Japan)

Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science

April 2002
~ July 2010
Research Technician

Laboratory for Cell Fate Decision, Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), RIKEN. (Kobe, Japan)

Aug 2010
~ Present
Research Technician

Department of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

Technician: Miyuki Ono

Education and Working Experience
March 1992 B.Sc.Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine(Hokkaido,Japan)
(Department of Livestock Production Sciences)
April 1992
~ March 2010
Genetics Hokkaido associate (Hokkaido, Japan)
January 2011
~ April 2014
Laboratory Assistant
Department of Urology laboratory,Kyoto University (Kyoto,Japan)
April 2014
~ March 2018
Technical Staff Department of Life Science Frontiers, Nakagawa laboratory Center for iPS cell Resarch and Application(CiRA),Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)
April 2018
~ Present
Technical Staff Department of Life Science Frontiers, (Hotta laboratory) Center for iPS cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan)

Ph.D. Student: Huaigeng Xu

Education and Working Experience
Mar 2013 M.D., Osaka medical college
Apr 2013
~ Mar 2015
Resident, Municipal Tsuruga Hospital
Apr 2015
~ present
Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

Department of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application (CiRA)

Ph.D. Student: Kei Watanabe

Education and Working Experience
March 2016 B.Sc.,University of Toyama. (Toyama, Japan)
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology.
April 2016
~ March 2018
M.SC.,University of Toyama
Graduation School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences for education.
April 2018
~ present
Ph.D. Student, Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)
Graduation School of medicine
CiRA, Department of Clinical Application, Hotta lab

M.Sc. Student: Akihiro Kagita

Education and Working Experience
March 2017 B.Sc., Osaka City University. (Japan)

Applied Chemistry and Bioengineering, Department of Engineering

April 2017
~ Present
M.Sc. Student, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

Department of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application (CiRA)

M.Sc. Student: Yuto Kita

Education and Working Experience
March 2018 B.Sc., Kyoto University(Japan)
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Applied Life Sciences, Laboratory of Cellular Biochemistry
April 2018
~ Present
M.Sci. Student, Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)
Graduation School of medicine
CiRA, Department of Clinical Application, Hotta lab

Secretary: Yukiko Nakagawa


T-CiRA Member

Postdoc: Kumiko Iwabuchi

Education and Working Experience
Mar 2005 B.Sci., Keio University

Dept. of Law, Majored in Life Science and Law

Aprl 2005
~ Mar 2007
M.Sc., Kyoto University

The Graduate School of Medicine

April 2007
~ Mar 2011
July 2011
Ph.D. course, Kyoto University

The Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japa

Ph.D., Kyoto University
July 2011
~ June 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow

SCRM, MRC-CRM, The University of Edinburgh, UK

July 2013
~ June 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS),
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad

External Research Fellow

Boston Children’s Hospital,

Harverd Medical School, USA

July 2015
~ Jan 2016
Research Fellow

Joslin Diabetes Center,

Harverd Medical School, USA

Jan 2016
~ May 2017
Postdoctoral Research Affiliate

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA

May 2017
~ present
Postdoctoral Researcher

Hotta Project, CiRA Satellite Lab at Shonan Research Center (Shonan, Japan)

Technician: Naoko Fujimoto

Education and Working Experience
March 2008 M.Sc., Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). (Nara, Japan)

Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Genetics, Bioscientific Research Course, Graduate School of Science and Technology

April 2008
~ June 2010
Research Technician

Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Genetics, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). (Nara, Japan)

July 2010
~ July 2014
Research Technician

Department of Reprogramming Science, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. (Kyoto, Japan)

August 2014
~ March 2015
Research Technician

Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)

April 2015
~ March 2016
Technical staff

Mikiko Sodeoka Research Group, Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN (Saitama, Japan)

April 2016
~ Present
Technical Researcher

Hotta Project, CiRA Satellite Lab at Shonan Research Center (Shonan, Japan)


Photo Gallery

Sep 2018: Lab photo

Apr 2017: Lab photo

Apr 2016: Sakura party

Apr 2015: Sakura party

Apr 2014: Lab photo

Apr 2011: Lab photo

Kiyomizu Temple

Ceremonial bonfire of Gozan


Internship Student

Student Affiliation Enrollment period Program
Nanaoko Shirai Princeton University Aug 8 - Sep 7, 2018 CiRA Internship Program
Xiou Wang Brandeis University Jun 11 - Aug 6, 2018 Brandeis University, WOW Fellowship
Yasuko Abe School of Science, University of Tokyo Aug 21 - Sep 29, 2017 CiRA Internship Program
Lucy Yang MIT Jun 14 - Aug 30, 2017 MISTI Internship Program
Linxin Gu Sichuan University Jul 3 - Aug 10, 2017 CiRA Internship Program
Julia Kudryashev MIT Jun 6 - Aug 12, 2016 CiRA Internship Program, MISTI Internship Program
Matthew Waller Duke University May 19 - Jul 14, 2016 Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
Tomoharu Suzuki Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto Univ. (3rd grade) Aug 31 - Oct 19, 2015 My Course Program

Alumni

Name Enrollment period Next Position
Masakata Ifuku May 2016 - Apr 2018 Takeda Pharma Inc.
Masami Tanaka May 2016 - Aug 2017 DeNA Life Science
Kentaro Ishida Nov 2014 - Jul 2017 Myoridge Co. Ltd.
Ryota Saeki Apr 2014 - Mar 2016 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma
Hongmei Li (李 紅梅) Apr 2012 - Jun 2015 Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Saya Shirai Feb 2011 - Mar 2014 Research Institute for Sustainable, Kyoto Univ.
Takao Nakano Apr 2011 - Mar 2014 IT company