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Satoshi Habuchi, Dr.


Dr. Habuchi’s research focuses on molecular imaging using advanced single-molecule fluorescence imaging and microscopy techniques in order to understand the hidden roles of static and dynamic disorders in complex systems. His research interests include cell adhesion, structural dynamics of proteins, super-resolution fluorescence imaging methods, topological polymer dynamics, photophysics and applications of light-emitting conjugated polymers, and fluorescent proteins.
Dr. Satoshi Habuchi is an Associate Professor in the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division. He joined KAUST as an Associate Professor in January 2012. He has published more than 50 publications on international journals to date.

Dr. Habuchi was appointed Assistant Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials in 2008 and later Associate Professor in 2011. At the Institute, he studied optical and physical properties of synthetic polymers by means of single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy methods. He also developed new single-molecule methods for three-dimensional molecular orientation imaging and super-resolution fluorescence imaging.

Dr. Habuchi joined the group of Professor Antoine van Oijen in Harvard Medical School in 2005 as a post-doctoral fellow. He has worked on eukaryotic DNA replication at the single-molecule level as well as optical switching of single molecules and its application to super-resolution fluorescence imaging.
Dr. Habuchi joined the group of Professor Frans De Schryver and Professor Johan Hofkens as a visiting scholar in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2001 and later became a post-doctoral fellow in 2001. He has studied optical properties of green fluorescent protein and its variant proteins at the single-molecule level. He successfully demonstrated fast, reversible, and reliable optical switching of single fluorescent protein molecules.

Dr. Habuchi holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hokkaido University. He also received his master’s degree and doctorate in chemistry from Hokkaido University.