Principal Investigator

Yuichi Sugiyama (Ph.D.)
Head of Sugiyama Laboratory

Yuichi Sugiyama had been the Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacokinetics at the University of Tokyo since 1991, retired from the University in March, 2012. He is now working as the Head of Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN Innovation Center, Yokohama, Japan.

Motto: I am OK and you are OK
Hobby: Playing golf, Watching baseball (a fanatical fan of Tokyo Giants), Listening and singing of hiphop music

Research Scientist

Kota Toshimoto

Research associate


2004 - 2008 B.S. in Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology,

                   Tokyo, Japan
2008 - 2010 M.S. in Computer Science, Graduate School of Information

                   Science and Engineering, Tokyo of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
2010            Electrical engineer, Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa, Japan
2010 - 2014 Bioinformatics engineer, Axiohelix Co. Ltd, Okinawa, Japan
2014 -         Research associate, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan

 

Hobby:

Rail travel, buying personal computer hardware, playing mahjong and computer game



Aya Kiriake

Researcher

 

2004-2008  Department of Marine Biosciences, School of Fisheries Sciences, Kitasato University.

 

2008-2010  M.S., Food Science and Technology, Maritime Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

 

2010-2013  Ph. D, Department of Food Science and Technology, Marine Biosciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

 

2013-2016  Research Fellow, Department of Food Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

 

2016-      Researcher, Sugiyama Laboratory, Innovation Center, Cluster for

Industry Partnerships, RIKEN

 

Hobby : Scuba diving, Tennis, go to museum.

 


Nora Lee

Visiting Scientist

 

2003 – 2008  B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve   

                    University, Cleveland, OH,  United States

2008 – 2014  Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, University of Washington, 

                    Seattle, WA, United States

2014 –          Principal Research Scientist, Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co.,                       Ltd., Yongin, Korea

2017 –          Visiting Scientist, Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN, Yokohama,                         Japan

 

Hobby: Watching movies, Listening to music, Trying new foods, Traveling

 


Staff

  • Sachie Sato
  • Chinami Yamada
  • Aya Sonobe
  • Rie Abe
  • Aya Miyamoto

Senior Visiting Scientist

Kazuya Maeda (Ph.D.)

Associate Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacokinetics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo


Dr. Kazuya Maeda is an associate professor of the Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacokinetics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Hiroyuki Kusuhara) from Oct 2012.  He is also working as a senior visiting scientist of Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation, RIKEN from May 2012.


He received his B.S. in the University of Tokyo in 1999, and graduated from the Master Course in the Graduate School of Pharm. Sci., the University of Tokyo in 2001. He was promoted to an assistant professor in 2002 in the middle of the Ph.D course in the University of Tokyo. He received Ph.D degree from the University of Tokyo in 2006. He received “The Japanese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (JSSX) Award for Young Scientists” in 2009, “The Annual Clinical Pharmacology Research Award from the Japan Research Foundation for Clinical Pharmacology (JRFCP)” in 2010, “The Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Japan (APSTJ) Award for Young Scientists” in 2011, “The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (PSJ) Award for Young Scientists” in 2013, and “Asia Pacific International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) New Investigator Award” in 2014.  He currently contributes to the creation of New Japanese Regulatory Guideline on Drug Interactions as an Executive Board Member and Working Group Member of “Transporter-mediated DDIs”.


Hobby:
Bowling, Karaoke, Chorus, Music creation by DTM


Yukio Kato(Ph.D)

Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kanazawa University

 

1993-1997 Research Associate, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                 University of Tokyo
2001-2002 Visiting Fellow, Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch,

                 NICHD, NIH, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical

                 Sciences, Kanazawa University
                 Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kanazawa University
2012-         Visiting Research Staff, Sugiyama Laboratory, RIKEN

 

Hobby:

Tasting Local Craft Beer, Traveling, Sashimi and Nihon-Shu (Japanese Sake)
Motto: Money comes and goes.



Akihiro Hisaka (Ph.D)

Professor, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics,
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

 

Bone in Sapporo, Hokkaido

1984           M.S. Graduate of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hokkaido University
1984~2005 Banyu Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
1999           PhD. the University of Tokyo
2005~2007 Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy,

                  the University of Tokyo Hospital
2007~2015 Project Associate Professor
2012~        Senior Visiting Scientist, Sugiyama Lab, RIKEN

April, 2014  ~ Current position

 

Hobby: Music (chorus, piano), gardening (growing 250 lavenders), camera
Motto: Challenge everything in modeling!




Visiting Scientist

Ichiro Ieiri (Ph.D)

Ph.D. Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences  Kyushu University

 

Education:
1985 Pharmaceutical Sciences Ms.C., University of Kyushu
1998 Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D., University of Kyushu

 

Research and/or Professional Experience:
2010-present   Professor
2005-2010 Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics,
                 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                 yushu University
2000-2005 Associate and Vice Director, Department of Hospital

                 Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
1998-2000 Vice Director, Department of Hospital Pharmacy,

                 Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University
1993-1998 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                 Department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics,

                 Graduate School of Kyushu University
1983-1993 Pharmacist, Department of Hospital Pharmacy,

                 Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University

 

Awards:
1996 Japan Research Foundation for Clinical Pharmacology Meritorious Manuscript Award.
2002 Japan Society for the Study of Xenobiotics Award for Young Scientist.
2005 International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics New Investigator Award


Kiyomi Ito (Ph.D)

Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Musashino University

 

1989          B.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1991          M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1996          Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo

1991-1997  Research Associate, The University of Tokyo
1998-2003  Assistant Professor, Kitasato University
2001-2003  Postdoctoral Research Associate,The University of Manchester
2003-2009  Associate Professor, Hoshi University
2009-present Professor, Musashino University



Hiroyuki Kusuhara (Ph.D)

Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacokinetics, Graduate School of  Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

 

EDUCATION
1994         B.S. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                The University of Tokyo, Japan.
1996         M.S. Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                The University of Tokyo, Japan.
2003         Ph.D. Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                 The University of Tokyo, Japan.
1998-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutics,

                 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                 The University of Tokyo, Japan
2004-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutics

                 (Current name Molecular Pharmacokinetics),

                 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                 The University of Tokyo, Japan
2012-        present Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacokinetics,

                 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                 The University of Tokyo, Japan


Humiyoshi Yamashita (Ph.D)

Associate Professor of Kyoto University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

1984-1988 B.S. in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University,                       Kyoto

1988-1990 M.S. in Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto                        University, Kyoto

1990-1991 Ph.D. in Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto                  vvvUniversity, Kyoto  (1995 Dissertation Ph.D.)

1991-1996 Research Associate, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto                  vUniversity, Kyoto

1995-1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University of                                Southern California

1996-present Associate Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical                          Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto

 

Hobbies:
Reading books (mainly mysteries)



Seiji Miyauchi (Ph.D)

Professor, Toho University

 

1989          Doctoral degree from The University of Tokyo, Graduate school                   of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1989-1990 Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science                       for Japanese Junior Scientists

1990- 2008 Assistant Professor-Associate Professor, Laboratory of                                 Biophysical Chemistry, Graduate school of Pharmaceutical                           Sciences, Hokkaido University
2008-2011 Professor, Laboratory of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of                                       Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matsuyama University
2011-         Professor, Laboratory of Pharmacokinetics, Faculty of                                 Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

 

Motto:  Knock, it shall be opened unto you.
Hobby:  Early morning walking (especially winter)




Maki Yoneko (Ph.D)

Medical and Health Resources Research Institute

 

1997-1999 M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health sciences University of                    Hokkaido
1999-2007 Researcher, pharmaceutical company
2007-2014 Researcher, National Center for Child Health and Development
2012         Doctor of pharmacology
2014 -       Director, Medical and Health Resources Research Institute

 

Hobby:
Playing golf


Koji Chiba (Ph.D)

Ph.D., Professor

Laboratory of clinical pharmacology
Yokohama University of Pharmacy
Professional Status: Professor, Registered Pharmacist (1984)

 

EDUCATION
1980-1984 Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science,                      Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science
1984-1986 Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science,                      Graduate School (Master Course) of Tokyo University of                              Pharmacy and Life Science, Tokyo, Japan

1986-1997 Research Student of Institute for Molecular and Cellular                              Regulation, Gunma University

1997 Ph.D. Medical Science, Gunma University (Prof. Katsumi                                      Wakabayashi)

1998-2003 Research Student of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science (Prof.                      Yuichi Sugiyama), Tokyo University

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERENCE IN ACADEMIA
2007-2013
Associate professor
Department of Drug Development Science and Clinical Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University (former Kyoritsu University)
2013-present
Professor
Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, Yokohama University of Pharmacy

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERENCE IN INDUSTRY
1986-2007
Research scientists, scientists or senior scientists in the pharmaceutical industry, in preclinical R&D in pharmacology (1986-1990) and drug metabolism (1990-1998), and in clinical R&D in clinical pharmacology for Pharmacia (1998-2003) and Pfizer (2003-2007) after company merger.

 


Atsuko Tomaru (Ph.D)

CoreMed Corporation, Senior Scientist 

 

Work Experience:
June 2012-present            : CoreMed Corporation, Senior Scientist
November 2008-May 2012:   Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, LTD
April 1991-October 2008   : GlaxoSmithKline K.K

 

Education:
April 1988-March 1991        : Meiji College of Pharmacy, Bachelor of                                                      pharmacy
April 2009-September 2012: Hoshi University, Doctor of pharmacy

 

My Hobby:
Scuba diving, Golf, Japanese calligraphy

 

My policy:
Seize the day!


Katsuhisa Inoue (Ph.D)

Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

 

1990 – 1994 School of Pharmacy, Kumamoto University (B.S. Pharmacy)
1994 – 1998 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto                             University (Ph.D.)
1998 – 2001 Assistant professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,                               Nagoya City University
2007 – 2013 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical                              Sciences, Nagoya City University
2013 -          Professor, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy                     and Life Sciences

 

Hobby: Cooking (and eating)



Kousei Ito (Ph.D)

Professor, Laboratory of Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

 

Kousei Ito is the professor, Laboratory of Biopharmaceutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University. He got Ph.D. in 2000 at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo. After working as assistant professor at Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University (2000-2005), he moved to the University of Tokyo Hospital (Department of Pharmacy) as associate professor (2005-2012). From January 2013, he is at the current position.

 

Favorite place;

Minami-Boso, Izu Seven Islands




Takashi Yoshikado (Ph.D.)
Laboratory of clinical pharmacology
Yokohama University of Pharmacy

 

2001-2005  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                  The University of Tokyo       

2005-2007 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                  The University of Tokyo (master course)
2007-2008 Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                  The University of Tokyo (doctoral course)
2008-2012 Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Biomedical and

                  Pharmaceutical Analysis, Graduate School

                  of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
2012-2017 RIKEN Scientist, Sugiyama Laboratory, Innovation Center,         Research Cluster for Innovation, RIKEN
2017-      Lecturer/Associate Professor, Laboratory of Clinical   

      Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Pharmacy,

                  Yokohama University of Pharmacy

Major interest:

molecular pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacology

Hobby:
playing the violin in amateur orchestras and skiing


Kyeong-Ryoon Lee (Ph.D.)

Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

 

1997 - 2004 B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Chungnam National University,

                   Daejeon, Korea
2004 - 2011 Ph.D. in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2011 - 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Research Institute of Chemical

                   Technology, Daejeon, Korea
2012 - 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers, the State University

                   of New Jersey, New Jersey, United States
2013 -         Principal Research Scientist,

                   Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Yongin, Korea

 

hobby: Reading Books, Taking Photos
Motto: Carpe diem

 


Soo-Jin Kim (Ph.D.)

CJ HealthCare 

 

1997 – 1999 M.S. in Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Chonnam         National University (CNU), Kwangju, Korea
1999 – 2002 Ph.D. in CNU
2002     Research Fellow, Central Pharmaceutical Affairs Council,

                     Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs,    

                     Seoul, Korea

2002 – 2007   Researcher, C&C Research Lab, Suwon, Korea
2007 – 2013   Researcher, SK biopharmaceuticals, Daejeon, Korea
2013 –           Researcher, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan

 

2016.8-   CJ HealthCare I Pharma R&D Center Drug Evaluation Group

  

Hobby:  Watching baseball

Favorite saying:

Rules for Happiness; something to do, someone to love, something to hope for  - Immanuel Kant -  


Sae Hee Kim

Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

 

1998 – 2002  Chung-Ang University, Chemical engineering, Bachelor's course

2002 – 2004  Chung-Ang University, Pharmacy, Master's course

2004 –          Manager, Clinical research development,

                    Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Korea

 

Hobby:  Reading


Masashi Honma, Ph.D
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, the University of Tokyo Hospital

1997-1999    M.S. Graduate school of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

                    the University of Tokyo
1999-2005    Sankyo Co., Ltd.
2005-2014    Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy,

                    the University of Tokyo Hospital
2014-2017    Project associate professor, Laboratory of Pharmacology

                    and Pharmacokinetics, the University of Tokyo Hospital
2017-           Current position

Hobby: Driving


Chiyo K. Imamura, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Imamura is a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. She has focused her research on exposure-response relationships of drugs in oncology and hematology to develop individualized medicine. She worked as a visiting professor at the Clinical Pharmacology Program in the Medical Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in the US from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Imamura received her BS, MS and PhD degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Kumamoto University in Japan.

 

Hobby:tenis, scuba diving


Yasunori Aoki, Ph.D.
WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Research Division Data Scientist

Education
PhD (2012) / Master of Mathematics (2007) / Bachelor of Mathematics (2005)
Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada

Research Experience
Post Doctoral Research Fellow (2012-2014) / Researcher (2014-2016)
Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences and Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University, Sweden

Visiting Associate Professor (2017-) / Visiting Researcher (2016) / Intern (2010)
National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo Japan

Hobby
Cooking, Salsa Dance, Classical music