Kinbara Research Group

Kohei Sato, PhD

email: koheisato<at>bio.titech.ac.jp (replace <at> with @)

Professional Appointments
2018–Present: Assistant Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2014–2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology, Northwestern University
2011–2014: Junior Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1)

Education
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., Department of Chemistry, Chiba University

Awards
2020: ESPEC Prize for the Encouragement of Environmental Studies
2019: Publicity Prize 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

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
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
2020: ESPEC Foundation for Global Environment Research and Technology (Research Leader)
2020: A Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research, Organization of Fundamental Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Research Leader)
2020: Yoshinori Ohsumi Fund for Fundamental Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Research Leader)

Publications
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.

Self-assembling Peptides and Their Applications in Regenerative Medicine
Kohei Sato
Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan 2019, 77 (7), 716–717.

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.