Hideaki Kato

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Hideaki Kato
Stanford University
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Job title
Postdoctoral fellow
Ph.D.(University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

May 2014
Postdoctoral fellow, School of Medicine, Stanford University


Apr 2011
Mar 2014
Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Dec 2016
Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists, Inoue Foundation for Science
Jul 2016
SPRUC (SPring-8 Users Community) Young Scientist Award, SPring-8 Users Community
The Early Career Award in Biophysics, The Biophysical Society of Japan
Mar 2014
University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science President's Award, The University of Tokyo
Mar 2014
University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science Research Award, The University of Tokyo

Published Papers

Krishna Kumar K, Shalev-Benami M, Robertson MJ, Hu H, Banister SD, Hollingsworth SA, Latorraca NR, Kato HE, Hilger D, Maeda S, Weis WI, Farrens DL, Dror RO, Malhotra SV, Kobilka BK, Skiniotis G
Cell      Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Kim YS, Kato HE, Yamashita K, Ito S, Inoue K, Ramakrishnan C, Fenno LE, Evans KE, Paggi JM, Dror RO, Kandori H, Kobilka BK, Deisseroth K
Nature   561(7723) 343-348   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Kato HE, Kim YS, Paggi JM, Evans KE, Allen WE, Richardson C, Inoue K, Ito S, Ramakrishnan C, Fenno LE, Yamashita K, Hilger D, Lee SY, Berndt A, Deisseroth K
Nature   561(7723) 349-354   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Spoerri PM, Kato HE, Pfreundschuh M, Mari SA, Serdiuk T, Thoma J, Sapra KT, Zhang C, Kobilka BK, Müller DJ
Structure (London, England : 1993)   26(6) 829-838.e4   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Taniguchi R, Inoue A, Sayama M, Uwamizu A, Yamashita K, Hirata K, Yoshida M, Tanaka Y, Kato HE, Nakada-Nakura Y, Otani Y, Nishizawa T, Doi T, Ohwada T, Ishitani R, Aoki J, Nureki O
Nature   548(7667) 356-360   Aug 2017   [Refereed]


Crystal Structure of Channelrhodopsin, a Light-Gated Cation Channel: All Cations Lead through the Monomer
Kato, H.E., and Nureki, O.
Photon Factory Activity Report 2011 -PartA-   (29) 47   2012   [Invited]

Books etc

Optogenetics -Light-Sensing Proteins and Their Applications-
Hideaki Kato (Part:Joint Work, Part1 chapter3. Structure-functional analysis of channelrhodopsins.)
Springer   2015   

Conference Activities & Talks

Structural insights into ion selectivity and channel gating by engineered and natural light-gated anion channels [Invited]
Hideaki Kato
25 Jan 2019   
Structural mechanisms of ion selectivity and high-speed gating in anion channelrhodopsins [Invited]
Hideaki Kato
18th International Conference on Retinal Proteins   Sep 2018   
What is the second conformation of NTSR1-Gi1 complex?
Hideaki Kato
GPCR workshop   7 Dec 2017   
The crystallization and structural determination of membrane proteins using lipidic mesophase [Invited]
Hideaki Kato
Jun 2016   
Structural basis for Na+ transport mechanism by a light-driven Na+ pump KR2 [Invited]
Hideaki Kato
Sep 2015