email: koheisato<at>bio.titech.ac.jp (replace <at> with @)
2011–2014: Ph.D., Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2009–2011: M.S., Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2005–2009: B.S., Faculty of Science, Chiba University
2018–Present: Assistant Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2021–2022：Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visiting Assistant Professor
2014–2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology, Northwestern University
2011–2014: Junior Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1)
2022: Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award
2022: Seiichi Tejima Research Awards
2021: Young Researcher Presentation Award from The Forum of Biopolymers Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2020: ESPEC Prize for the Encouragement of Environmental Studies
2019: SPSJ Publicity Award from The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2017: Translational Bridge Award from Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
2014: Dean’s Award from The University of Tokyo
2014: Presentation Award from The Chemical Society of Japan
2012: Poster Presentation Award from The Japanese Liquid Crystal Society
2011: Poster Presentation Award from The Japanese Liquid Crystal Society
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
2021–2023: Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Molecular Cybernetics (Research in a proposed research area)” (Research Leader)
2021–2023: Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists (Research Leader)
2019–2021: Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists (Research Leader)
2018–2019: Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up (Research Leader)
2011–2014: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (Research Leader)
Grants from Foundations
2022: Tokyo Institute of Technology Challenging Research Award Grant (Research Leader)
2021: Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty Sabbatical Fellowship
2021: The Foundation for The Promotion of Ion Engineering (Research Leader)
2021: DLab Challenge Research Grant, Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation Global Networks, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Co-investigator)
2021: Toyota Riken Scholar, Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute (Research Leader)
2020: DLab Challenge Research Trial Grant, Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation Global Networks, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Co-investigator)
2020: ESPEC Foundation for Global Environment Research and Technology (Research Leader)
2020: Organization for Fundamental Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Research Leader)
2020: Yoshinori Ohsumi Fund for Fundamental Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Research Leader)
Supramolecular Mechanosensitive Potassium Channel Formed by Fluorinated Amphiphilic Cyclophane
Kohei Sato*, Ryo Sasaki, Ryoto Matsuda, Mayuko Nakagawa, Toru Ekimoto, Tsutomu Yamane, Mitsunori Ikeguchi, Kazuhito V. Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji, and Kazushi Kinbara*
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022, 144, 11802–11809. (Selected as “Supplementary Cover“)
Ultrafast water permeation through nanochannels with a densely fluorous interior surface
Yoshimitsu Itoh*, Shuo Chen, Ryota Hirahara, Takeshi Konda, Tsubasa Aoki, Takumi Ueda, Ichio Shimada, James J. Cannon, Cheng Shao, Junichiro Shiomi, Kazuhito V. Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji, Kohei Sato*, and Takuzo Aida*
Science 2022, 376, 738–743.
Photocatalytic Aqueous CO2 Reduction to CO and CH4 Sensitized by Ullazine Supramolecular Polymers
Oliver Dumele, Luka Đorđević, Hiroaki Sai, Thomas J. Cotey, M. Hussain Sangji, Kohei Sato, Adam J. Dannenhoffer, and Samuel I. Stupp*
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022, 144, 3127–3136.
Supramolecular Transmembrane Ion Channels Formed by Multiblock Amphiphiles
Kohei Sato*, Takahiro Muraoka, and Kazushi Kinbara*
Accounts of Chemical Research 2021, 54, 3700–3709. (Selected as “Supplementary Cover“)
Calcium-induced reversible assembly of phosphorylated amphiphile within lipid bilayer membranes
Yusuke Shimizu, Kohei Sato*, and Kazushi Kinbara*
Chemical Communications 2021, 57, 4106–4109. (Selected as “Front Cover“)
Synthetic Ion Channel Formed by Multiblock Amphiphile with Anisotropic Dual Stimuli-Responsiveness
Ryo Sasaki, Kohei Sato*, Kazuhito Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji, and Kazushi Kinbara*
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143, 1348–1355.
3D Printing of Supramolecular Polymer Hydrogels with Hierarchical Structure
Nicholas A. Sather, Hiroaki Sai, Ivan R. Sasselli, Kohei Sato, Wei Ji, Christopher V. Synatschke, Ryan T. Zambrotta, John F. Edelbrock, Ryan R. Kohlmeyer, James O. Hardin, J. Daniel Berrigan, Michael F. Durstock, Peter Mirau, and Samuel I. Stupp*
Small 2021, 17, 2005743.
Imidazolinium‐based Multiblock Amphiphile as Transmembrane Anion Transporter
Miki Mori, Kohei Sato, Toru Ekimoto, Shinichi Okumura, Mitsunori Ikeguchi, Kazuhito V Tabata, Hiroyuki Noji, and Kazushi Kinbara*
Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2021, 16, 147–157. (Selected as “Front Cover“)
Supramolecular–covalent hybrid polymers for light-activated mechanical actuation
Chuang Li, Aysenur Iscen, Hiroaki Sai, Kohei Sato, Nicholas A. Sather, Stacey M. Chin, Zaida Álvarez, Liam C. Palmer, George C. Schatz, and Samuel I. Stupp*
Nature Materials 2020, 19, 900–909.
A synthetic ion channel with anisotropic ligand response
Takahiro Muraoka*, Daiki Noguchi, Rinshi S. Kasai, Kohei Sato, Ryo Sasaki, Kazuhito V. Tabata, Toru Ekimoto, Mitsunori Ikeguchi, Kiyoto Kamagata, Norihisa Hoshino, Hiroyuki Noji, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Kazuaki Ichimura, and Kazushi Kinbara*
Nature Communications 2020, 11, 2924.
Aromatic Fluorination of Multiblock Amphiphile Enhances Its Incorporation into Lipid Bilayer Membranes
Ryo Sasaki, Kohei Sato*, and Kazushi Kinbara*
ChemistryOpen 2020, 9, 301–303.
Chiral Recognition of Lipid Bilayer Membranes by Supramolecular Assemblies of Peptide Amphiphiles
Kohei Sato, Wei Ji, Zaida Àlvarez, Liam C. Palmer and Samuel I. Stupp*
ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2019, 5 (6), 2786–2792.
Bioactive Nanofibers Induce Neural Transdifferentiation of Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Wei Ji, Zaida Àlvarez, Alexandra N. Edelbrock, Kohei Sato and Samuel I. Stupp*
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (48), 41046–41055.
Supramolecular Nanostructure Activates TrkB Receptor Signaling of Neural Cells by Mimicking Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Alexandra N. Edelbrock, Zaida Àlvarez, Dina Simkin, Timmy Fyrner, Stacey M. Chin, Kohei Sato, Evangelos Kiskinis and Samuel I. Stupp*
Nano Letters 2018, 18 (10), 6237–6247.
Peptide Supramolecular Materials for Therapeutics
Kohei Sato, Mark P. Hendricks, Liam C. Palmer and Samuel I. Stupp*
Chemical Society Reviews 2018, 47 (20), 7539–7551.
Peptide Amphiphile Scaffolds For Spinal Cord Regeneration
Zaida Àlvarez, Alexandra N. Edelbrock, Kohei Sato and Samuel I. Stupp
Tissue Engineering Part A 2017, 23 (S1), S105–S106.
Calcium Induced Morphological Transitions in PeptideAmphiphiles Detected by 19F-Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Adam T. Preslar, Laura M. Lilley, Kohei Sato, Shanrong Zhang, Zer Keen Chia, Samuel I. Stupp* and Thomas J. Meade*
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9 (46), 39890–39894.
Supramolecular Assembly of Peptide Amphiphiles
Mark P. Hendricks, Kohei Sato, Liam C. Palmer and Samuel I. Stupp*
Accounts of Chemical Research 2017, 50 (10), 2440–2448.
Programmable Assembly of Peptide Amphiphile via Noncovalent-to-Covalent Bond Conversion
Kohei Sato, Wei Ji, Liam C. Palmer, Benjamin Weber, Matthias Barz and Samuel I. Stupp*
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139 (26), 8995–9000.
Homochiral Supramolecular Polymerization of Bowl-Shaped Chiral Macrocycles in Solution
Kohei Sato, Yoshimitsu Itoh* and Takuzo Aida*
Chemical Science 2014, 5 (1), 136–140.
Columnarly Assembled Liquid-Crystalline Peptidic Macrocycles
Kohei Sato, Yoshimitsu Itoh and Takuzo Aida
Proceedings of Japanese Liquid Crystal Society Annual Meeting 2012, 0, PB22.
Columnarly Assembled Liquid-Crystalline Peptidic Macrocycles Unidirectionally Orientable over a Large Area by an Electric Field
Kohei Sato, Yoshimitsu Itoh* and Takuzo Aida*
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133 (35), 13767–13769.
Aaptamine, an Alkaloid from the Sponge Aaptos Suberitoides, Functions as a Proteasome Inhibitor
Sachiko Tsukamoto*, Rumi Yamanokuchi, Makiko Yoshitomi, Kohei Sato, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Henki Rotinsulu, Remy E. P. Mangindaan, Nicole J. de Voogd, Rob W. M. van Soest and Hideyoshi Yokosawa
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2010, 20 (11), 3341–3343.