Dr. Kobayashi joined Dr. Keisuke Nagao’s laboratory at Keio University School of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan) in 2011 and has conducted basic skin research on the interplay between host-immunity and microbes in skin. He re-joined Dr. Nagao’s laboratory at the NIH in 2014 as Dr. Nagao made his transition.

Research Statement

Dr. Kobayashi studied mechanisms involved in the interactions between immune cells and microbiome in skin, particularly in the context of pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis. He currently extends his area of focus to understand how the skin microbiota is regulated and maintained by host-immunity in both steady state and diseased conditions.

Scientific Publications

Kobayashi T, Glatz M, Horiuchi K, Kawasaki H, Akiyama H, Kaplan DH, Kong HH, Amagai M, Nagao K.
Adachi T, Kobayashi T, Sugihara E, Yamada T, Ikuta K, Pittaluga S, Saya H, Amagai M, Nagao K.
Nagao K, Kobayashi T, Moro K, Ohyama M, Adachi T, Kitashima DY, Ueha S, Horiuchi K, Tanizaki H, Kabashima K, Kubo A, Cho YH, Clausen BE, Matsushima K, Suematsu M, Furtado GC, Lira SA, Farber JM, Udey MC, Amagai M.
Ohyama M, Kobayashi T, Sasaki T, Shimizu A, Amagai M.


Dr. Kobayashi obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2007 and a PhD degree from Gifu University in 2010.


Dr. Kobayashi conducted a postdoctoral training as a research fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Keio University School of Medicine in Japan between 2011 and 2014.

Last Reviewed: 09/27/2017