Kengo Watanabe, PhD

Visiting Scientist

Computational Biology

Kengo Watanabe is a postdoctoral researcher in the Hood-Price lab at the Institute for Systems Biology, funded by the Japanese Biochemical Society (2019), the Nakatomi Foundation (2019) and the Uehara Memorial Foundation (2020). He earned his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Tokyo, Japan. His research work focused on cellular stress response, especially molecular mechanism of osmotic stress-sensing. After continuing the experimental studies as a project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo, he joined the Hood-Price lab in late 2019 to extend his research fields and skills. He currently works on the projects of PD3 Clouds and Longevity Consortium.

Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computational Biology

cellular stress response, osmotic stress, cell volume regulation, cell death, signal transduction, biomolecular condensates, liquid–liquid phase separation (LLPS), apoptosis signal-regulating kinase (ASK), mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), protein phosphatase, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), poly(ADP-ribose), volume-regulated anion channel (VRAC), high-content screening, genome-wide siRNA screening, statistical modeling, machine learning, scientific wellness, obesity, longevity