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Sadao Ota, PhD, PI

likes to realize new concepts by combining and networking different scientific disciplines with expertise and great friends in optics, microfluidics, biology, engineering, applied physics, and information science. With lovely lab members, we are inventing “networked biophotonics” and transforming the way of interrogating complex life systems.

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Phone: +81-3-5452-5028 (x55028)


18- Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, RCAST
16- Co-founder of ThinkCyte Inc.
15-18 -Sakigake Scholar (single cell division)
14-15 Assistant professor at U-Tokyo (Chemistry),
08-13 Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley,
07-08 MS (incomplete), IIS at U Tokyo, 2007 BS in Eng. Dept. at U Tokyo


19 German Innovation Award, -Gottfried Wagener Prize
19 Funai Gakujyutsu Award
18 Innovator’s award (Sakigake, single cell division)
16 Early Career Award in Biophysics
14 Optics and Photonics Japan, presentation award
11 Block Grant award
09 Widmer young researcher award