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I'm a protein historian studying the earliest stages of protein evolution and the coevolution between proteins and metabolism. I'm an experimentalist by training that moonlights as a bioinformatician. I'm currently a Specially Appointed Associate Professor at the Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology and an Affiliate Research Scientist at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. If you are interested in joining my lab, please get in touch! Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar with Shawn McGlynn (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science) where I worked on the evolution of metabolism. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar with Danny Tawfik (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) studying structural bioinformatics and the evolution of nucleic acid-binding domains. I did my Ph.D. under the supervision of Mike Blaber (Florida State University, USA) on protein folding and simplified protein design. My hobbies include learning Japanese and travelling around the world.