Shiro Yamazaki

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Lecture: “Learning Physics through SF movie Interstellar”

Michele Thompson

She gave a lecture “Unconscious Bias – How do your experiences and background impact the way you think?”

Michele Thompson joined OIST as the Senior Manager for Diversity and Welfare in November 2017. Her undergraduate education is in English and Communications and she earned her Master’s in Business Administration in International Management. Her professional background includes corporate management consulting, training, education, university administration and entrepreneurship in the US, China and Japan.

Zonghao Liu

He gave a lecture “Next-Generation Solar Cells.”

Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit:
2017-Present: Postdoctoral Scholar, OIST, Japan
2016-2017: Research Assistant, Peking University, China
2015: Research Intern, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2016: PhD in Opto-Electronic Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
2011: BS in Applied Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Margaret Howel

She gave a lecture “Improving Your Presentation Skills.”

Konstantin Khalturin

He gave a lecture “Who are Cnidaria and What Can We Learn From Them?”

Marine Genomics Unit:
2013-Present: Staff Scientist, OIST, Japan
2011-2013: Senior Lecturer, Zoological Institute of Christian-Albrechts University, Germany
2002: PhD in Biology, Zoological Institute of Christian-Albrechts University, Germany
1999: MSc in Biology, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Robert Baughman

He gave a lecture “KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Welcome and Introduction to OIST.”

Executive Vice President of the Technology Development & Innovation Center, and Vice-CEO, OIST, Japan
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Harvard University, USA
MSc in Chemistry, Harvard University, USA
Former Faculty, Neurobiology Department, Harvard Medical School, USA
Former Assoc Director, NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Lina Koronfel

She gave a lecture “HOW DOES A MICROSCOPE WORK?”

OIST Graduate Student
Optical Neuroimaging Unit:
2015: MSc, Dalhousie University, Canada
2011: BSc, Cairo University, Egypt