Who We Are

We are interested in understanding the formation of biofilms through quantitatively analyzing and understanding motility, communication, and other inter-cellular interactions in microbial systems to decipher motivation. Our lab is inherently interdisciplinary in scope; we use tools and techniques from applied microbiology, soft-matter physics, and microfluidics. In addition, we are interested in both fundamental and applied research, as well as their transfer to biotechnology applications.


Bac successfully defended her dissertation
May 21, 2020
JSPS summer intern to join the group (Lea Pinon from ENS, Paris)
June 20, 2018
Website Launch
June 1, 2018
Dr. Manoj Prasad joined the group
April 13, 2018


Latest Publications

Crash landing of Vibrio cholerae by MSHA pili-assisted braking and anchoring in a viscoelastic environment
eLife (2021)
July 2, 2021
Competence-Stimulating-Peptide-Dependent Localized Cell Death and Extracellular DNA Production in Streptococcus mutans Biofilms
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2020)
November 10, 2020


Doctoral and post-doctoral positions are available, however at this time external funding is needed for postdocs. We seek enthusiastic, self-motivated scientists of all backgrounds.

Contact Us!

    University of Tsukuba
    TARA center, Building C
    1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba
    Ibaraki, 305-8572