B.A., University of Tokyo, 2005. Ph.D., Biochemistry, Stanford University, 2012. Areas of expertise include actin and myosin biochemistry, actin-based cell motility, cell mechanics, microscopy-based assays (TIRF-based actin polymerization assays, micromanipulation of cytoskeletal networks), image analysis (esp. segmentation and registration), and general computational tooling for research. On the Micro-Manager team since Apr 2013.