After working as a clinical ophthalmologist in Japan, I completed my PhD in Medicine at Keio University in Tokyo. I joined the Panda lab as a postdoc in 2015, since then I’ve been enjoying studying neuronal function in the circadian clock under a beautiful sky in La Jolla!
I received my PhD in Neuroscience and Behavior in 2015 from the UMass Amherst. My researched focused on gaining an understanding of the behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic bases of the circadian mutant hamster known as duper. In early 2016, I joined the Panda lab to apply my knowledge of chronobiology to human translation studies. I am now the head of human research in the Panda lab, with a focus on Time-Restricted Feeding. Outside of lab, I love to travel, go the beach, sketch/paint, and tap dance!