External Research Associate
Tel + 41 44 635 31 53
Keisuke grew up in Osaka, Japan, and started his research career in the lab of Toshio Yanagida at Osaka University. During his PhD work, he developed force spectroscopy techniques based on optical tweezers to measure the mechanical energy produced by myosin molecules. After graduating, he joined the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center to develop single-molecule measurement systems to study the role of stochasticity in biological processes, such as transcription, muscle contraction and EGFR signaling, at the single-molecule level. Through these works, he became interested in how cells deal with the stochasticity to achieve deterministic behavior at the cellular and population levels. He joined the Pelkmans lab in September 2019 to work on scale-crossing and multiplexing super-resolution techniques for imaging transcriptomics.