Makoto T Hayashi, Ph.D. (IFOM Group Leader)
Makoto earned his B.S., M.S., and his Ph.D. from Osaka University under the supervision of Dr. Hisao Masukata. During this period, he studied the mechanism of DNA replication in fission yeast. In 2009, he moved to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to start new projects in the telomere field using the human cell culture model. After a successful postdoctoral period in Dr. Jan Karlseder's laboratory, Makoto then moved back to Japan and became the Hakubi program-specific assistant professor at Kyoto University in 2015. He was warmly hosted by Dr. Fuyuki Ishikawa laboratory and performed his own projects. He has now launched his own laboratory in 2020 as a  Group leader at IFOM-KU International Joint Research Laboratory. Makoto is currently employed by the IFOM, the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, and his lab is located at the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University.

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 Makiko Nishimura (Secretary)

 Andrew N Osahor (IFOM Postdoctoral Researcher)
Expansion of FuVis system
Andrew obtained his B.S. in molecular biosciences in 2007 from Arizona State University. He was subsequently employed as a research assistant at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University where worked under the supervision of Dr. Hugh Mason on developing Virus-Like Particles as cervical cancer vaccine candidates. He earned his M.S. in Biotechnology from the Malaysia University of Science and Technology in 2012 and his Ph.D. from Monash university in 2019, both supervised by Dr. Kumaran Narayanan. During his graduate career, Andrew studied the mechanism of hybrid non-viral gene delivery to human cells. Andrew was graciously hosted by Dr. Fuyuki Ishikawa for a science symposium in 2018, and has now joined the IFOM-KU International Joint Research Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher in 2021, supervised by Dr. Makoto Hayashi.

Diana Romero Zamora (Ph.D. candidate, Research assistant)
Mechanism of mitotic telomere deprotection

Yuki Sato (Ph.D. course student)

The fate of a sister chromatid fusion

Naoya Koshizuka (Master student)

The fate of a sister chromatid fusion upon epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition

Naoto Noma-Takayasu (RA)

Alumni (next affiliation)

Shoma Ishikawa, Ph.D. (Postdoc at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)

Yuya Nishida (OA)