Seiya Kitamura, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Postdoctoral Associate The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla) Dennis Wolan, Ian Wilson, K. Barry Sharpless lab
Ph.D. University of California, Davis Bruce D. Hammock lab
BS Kyoto University Hisashi Miyagawa lab

Selected awards & scholarships

K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (NIGMS, NIH) A universal high-throughput platform to improve biological functions of small molecules
Scholarship and tuition fee for long-term study abroad (JASSO)   [for PhD work at UC Davis]
Organic Division Horizon Prize: Robert Robinson Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Greatest non-scientific achievement

Climbed High Plains Drifter – Buttermilks, Bishop, CA

Emiko Nagai, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate


Postdoctoral Associate University of Tokyo
Ph.D. Ishikawa Prefecture University
BS Mukogawa Women's University

Lucas Dada, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

I’m from Salta, Argentina where I receive my undergraduate degree in Chemistry. Then, I moved to Buenos Aires to complete my PhD in organic chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Oscar Varela. My graduate research focused on synthesis of glycomimetics as tools for enzyme inhibition and glycobiology. I love books, coffee, and sugar!


Ph.D. University of Buenos Aires
MSc National University of Salta

Keita Nakane, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

I am from Gumma, Japan. My graduate research focused on development of protein chemical modification techniques as a chemical tool for life science.


Ph.D. Tohoku University
M.S. Tokyo Institute of Technology
B.S. National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Gunma College

Rachel Ramos

Ph.D. Student (rotation)

I am from New Orleans, Louisiana where I earned my B.S. in Biology. My undergraduate research involved the validation of an in-silico coupling network by screening mutagenic human Kinesin-5 against current inhibitors. During my postbaccalaureate I applied efforts to co-targeting mutant NF1 regarding ER+ breast cancers. For my PhD, I hope to elucidate therapeutic strategies for novel targets through chemical biology and drug development. I also love futbol, coffee, and dancing!