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Munehito Arai, Ph.D.  Munehito Arai

Present positions

Associate Professor
Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo


Associate Professor
Department of Integrated Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Associate Professor
Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Correspondence

3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro,
Tokyo 153-8902, Japan
TEL +81-3-5454-6751
FAX +81-3-5454-6751
arai (at) bio.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Education

1990-1992 Natural Sciences I, College of Arts and Sciences, The Univsersity of Tokyo
1992-1994 Department of Physics, School of Science, The Univsersity of Tokyo
1994-1996 Master Course, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The Univsersity of Tokyo (Supervisor: Prof. Kunihiro Kuwajima)
1996-1998 Doctor Course, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The Univsersity of Tokyo (Supervisor: Prof. Kunihiro Kuwajima)
2000 Ph.D. (The University of Tokyo)

Work Experience

1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Dept of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The Univsersity of Tokyo
2002-2007 Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2007-2009 Research Associate, The Scripps Reseach Institute (Peter E. Wright / H. Jane Dyson Lab)
2007-2009 Principal Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2009-2010 Group Leader, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2010- Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,
The University of Tokyo
2011-2015 Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Research Area "Algal Bioenergy")
2011- Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Field

Biophysics - Experimental and theoretical studies of protein structure, folding and dynamics
Protein Engineering - Protein design


Societies

The Biophysical Society of Japan
The Protein Science Society of Japan
The Japanese Biochemical Society
The Society for Biotechnology, Japan

Activities

2010-2013 Associate Editor, Journal of Biochemistry
2012 Advisory Board, BIOPHYSICS (International Journal of the Biophysical Society of Japan)
2014 Advisory Board, BIOPHYSICS (International Journal of the Biophysical Society of Japan)
2015- Committee Member, The Biophysical Society of Japan
Editorial Board, Biophysics and Physicobiology (International Journal of the Biophysical Society of Japan)