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Amgen scholar Keely Likosky won the 3rd-Best Poster Prize at the AMGEN Kyoto meeting! Congratulations!


Amgen scholar Keely Likosky (Villanova University) joined the lab and will work with us for 2 months!


The Italian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Gianluigi Benedetti, the Consul General of Italy in Osaka, Mr. Marco Prencipe, and the Science Counsellor of Italy, Prof. Enrico Traversa paid a courtesy visit to Kyoto University and stopped by IFOM-KU JRL! 

Group Leader (IFOM)/

Visiting Associate Professor (Kyoto University)

​Makoto T Hayashi




B. S. March 2004                                      

Department of Biology,            

Faculty of Science,

Osaka University, Japan

M. S. March 2006                                      

Department of Biology,            

Graduate School of Science,

Osaka University, Japan

Dr. Hisao Masukata supervisor

Ph.D. Dec 2008  

Department of Biology,            

Faculty of Science,

Osaka University, Japan

​Dr. Hisao Masukata supervisor

April 2006 - Dec 2008                                      

JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist (DC1)

Jan 2009 - March 2009

​JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PD)

April 2009 - April 2011

Human Frontier Science Program

​Postdoctoral Long-term Fellowship

May 2011 - April 2013

​JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad

May 2013 - April 2014

Human Frontier Science Program

​Postdoctoral Long-term Fellowship

April 2009 - March 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher

​Jan Karlseder Laboratory (MCBL-J)

​The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

April 2020 -

Group Leader


Visiting Associate Professor

​Kyoto University

April 2015 -

Hakubi Program-specific Assistant Professor

​Kyoto University

The IFOM-KU JRL at Kyoto University focuses on aging, chromosomal instability, and tumorigenesis caused by telomere dysfunction. We are looking for motivated graduate students who are interested in the research content! Would you like to explore the world of research together?