Associate Professor

Hideaki KATO


2005 - 2009
B.S., Biophysics and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
2009 - 2014
Ph.D., Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate school of science, The University of Tokyo (Osamu Nureki lab)
2014 - 2019
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, School of Medicine, Stanford University (Brian Kobilka lab)
2019 - present
Associate professor, Department of Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo


Our laboratory is mainly interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying the complex function of membrane receptors, channels, and transporters. We combine structural, biophysical, biochemical, and electrophysiological techniques to understand how these membrane proteins work. We also aim to develop novel proteins with modified properties (research tool development) and small molecules and peptides with beneficial therapeutic properties (drug development) using structure-guided approaches.