Masataka joined Dr. Hafner’s RNA Molecular Biology Group in 2020. He studies the role of tissue-specific RNA binding proteins in the function and development of tissue.

Scientific Publications

Comprehensive Identification of Nuclear and Cytoplasmic TNRC6A-Associating Proteins.

Suzawa M, Noguchi K, Nishi K, Kozuka-Hata H, Oyama M, Ui-Tei K
J Mol Biol.
2017 Oct 27;
doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2017.04.017
PMID: 28478284

Control of the localization and function of a miRNA silencing component TNRC6A by Argonaute protein.

Nishi K, Takahashi T, Suzawa M, Miyakawa T, Nagasawa T, Ming Y, Tanokura M, Ui-Tei K
Nucleic Acids Res.
2015 Nov 16;
doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1026
PMID: 26446993


  • Ph.D., Biological Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2019
  • M.Sc., Biochemistry, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2015
  • B.Sc., Biological Science, Osaka University, Japan, 2013


  • 2020-present, Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS Research Fellowship for Japanese Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers at NIH), NIAMS/NIH
  • 2019-2020, Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist), The University of Tokyo
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