Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food

This is a maxim espoused by Hippocrates, emphasizing the significance of a balanced and nutritious diet in promoting wellness and preventing and remedying health problems, rather than relying solely on pharmaceuticals. To fully embody this principle, a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between nutrients and biologic systems is imperative.



We endeavor to comprehend the universal and specific principles of vital processes observed in various physiological and pathological phenomena, striving towards the establishment of precise regulatory mechanisms. Our research scope spans a wide range from nutrient metabolism to synthetic biology, aiming to foster a society where all individuals can experience well-being within the framework of Planetary Health.


We have reported various research findings, such as elucidation of metabolic regulation mechanisms (Sci Adv. 2017), development of biosensors (Cell Rep. 2015), and methods for controlling cellular functions using synthetic molecular devices (Nat Chem Biol. 2012, Cell Rep Methods. 2021)!


We actively support individuals who are interested in exploring molecular biology, synthetic biology, microscopy, and related fields, and those considering pursuing graduate or doctoral studies, as well as those with a curiosity about overseas academic pursuits and wish to seek informal research consultations before consulting with experts.


 Should you have any interest in our group, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience! We welcome individuals from diverse academic backgrounds, including but not limited to biological sciences, engineering, and humanities.