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Shigeyuki Yokoyama

Associate Professor
Molecular Biology
RIKEN Structural Biology Laboratory,


Shigeyuki Yokoyama obtained his PhD degree from The University of Tokyo in 1981. He was an Associate Professor (1986–1991) and Professor (1991–2012) at the University of Tokyo, and now is Emeritus Professor. He was also appointed Director of the Cellular Signaling Laboratory (1993–2004), the Structural Molecular Biology Laboratory (2004-2006), the Protein Research Group (1998–2008), and the Systems and Structural Biology Center (2008–2013). He is a distinguished Senior Scientist and directing the Structural Biology Laboratory at RIKEN. He has published more than 800 papers, and has been serving as editorial board members of Nucleic Acids Research etc.

Research Interest

Structural Molecular Biology


  • Structures and functions of seven-transmembrane helix receptors

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