Hikari Yoshitane has been the leader of the Circadian Clock Laboratory since 2021. He started studying the circadian clock under the supervision of Prof. Yoshitaka Fukada in the Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Science, at the University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D in 2009 and continued his research as an Assistant Professor in the Fukada laboratory from 2009 to 2021. His main research interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms of how the circadian clock oscillates autonomously with a period of 24 hours. He is interested in cellular input signals into the circadian clock and physiological outputs from the clock. This research should help develop novel medical treatment strategies for many circadian clock- related diseases including aging.
Project Leader Hikari Yoshitane