Masashi K. KAJITA (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Fukui, Japan

(I recently transferred from Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo on March 1st.)

Research Fields

Theoretical Immunology, Biophysics, Mathematical Biology, Quantitative Biology, Systems Biology, Data-driven modeling of biological systems

Research Interests

  • Cellular information processing
  • Ligand discrimination
  • Kinetic proofreading
  • Immunological self/non-self discrimination

Publications

Paper

  • Masashi K. KAJITA, (2020). An error correction mechanism for reliable chemical communication systems, The journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life (JRNAL), 7 (1). (to be published) * This paper was presented at the 2020 International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (ICAROB 2020), and selected for the publication in JRNAL.
  • Masashi K. Kajita, Kazuyuki Aihara, & Tetsuya J. Kobayashi. (2020). Reliable target ligand detection by noise-induced receptor cluster formation, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 30 (1), 011104. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5140714
  • Masashi K. Kajita, Kazuyuki Aihara, & Tetsuya J. Kobayashi. (2017). Balancing specificity, sensitivity, and speed of ligand discrimination by zero-order ultraspecificity. Physical Review E, 96(1), 4065–14. http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.012405 (arXiv)

Review paper

  • Masashi K. Kajita, Ryo Yokota, Kazuyuki Aihara, & Tetsuya J. Kobayashi. (2015). Experimental and theoretical bases for mechanisms of antigen discrimination by T cells. BIOPHYSICS, 11(0), 85-92. http://doi.org/10.2142/biophysics.11.85

Misc.

  • Masashi K. KAJITA, (2019). Quantitative biology of ligand discrimination by immune T cells, SEISAN KENKYU, 71(2), 125-132. https://doi.org/10.11188/seisankenkyu.71.125 (Japanese)
  • Shusuke OHURA, Taishi KASAI, Masashi K. KAJITA, Yuko KOZAKI, Akihiro TOMURA, Yoshitaka NAKAYAMA, Akiko HIGUCHI, Daichi YAMADA (2019), Reports on the 19th IUPAB Congress from Young Researchers, Seibutsu Butsuri, 59(3), 164-166. https://doi.org/10.2142/biophys.59.164

Award

  • BIO UT 2015, Poster Presentation Award (June, 2015)

Society

  • The Biophysical Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology

Education

  • Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan (March 23, 2017)
  • Master of Science in Biological Information, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (March 26, 2012)
  • Bachelor of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (March 26, 2010)

Research Position, Fellowship, Scholarship

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, University of Fukui, Japan (March 2020 ~)
  • Research Associate, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan (October 2017 ~ February 2020)
  • Project Researcher (post-doc), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan (April 2017 ~ September 2017)
  • JSPS Research Fellow (DC2) (April 2014 ~ March 2016)
  • Assistant Technical Staff, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan (April 2012 ~ March 2013)
  • Master 21, Yoshida Scholarship Foundation (April 2010 ~ March 2012)

Research Projects

  • Medical data analysis (2018~)
  • Theory of self/non-self discrimination & ligand discrimination of immune cells (2013~)
  • Stochastic simulation of cellular signal transduction system, and bio-imaging (2009~2012)
  • Synthetic biology (2008~2009)

Research Grants

  • JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S). (Co-Investigator, 2019~)
  • JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists. (Principal Investigator, 2018~)
  • JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (DC2). (Principal Investigator, 2014~2016)

Links

Contact

Contact

mkajita "at" sat.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp