About me

BZ9I9856rAyako Yamamoto, Ph.D.
(molecular cell biology)

born in Tokyo, JAPAN


I had worked on the elucidation of molecular mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease since master degree, and obtained doctor degree (Ph.D.) supervised by Prof. Yoshiyuki Sakaki in molecular cell biology, at division of Molecular Cell Biology, Tokyo University Graduate School of Medicine and Laboratory of Genome Structure Analysis, Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan).

 Professional experience


  •  Post Doctoral Fellow at Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany), working on molecular mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Post Doctoral Fellow in Laboratory for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, Department of Biochemistry, Adolf-Butenandt-Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich, Germany, working on post-translational modification of Parkin protein in Parkin protein.
  •  Visiting scientist at RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Saitama, Japan).
  • Post Doctoral Fellow at Department of Pediatrics, Dr. von Haunersches Kinderspital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, working on gene therapy using mRNA of CFTR for cystic fibrosis.

(Intellectual property)

  • A trainee for a European patent Attorney at a private patent law firm in Munich, Germany.

Technical experience

Molecular biology; Biochemistry; Cell biology; Biotechnology; Pharmaceutical science; Neurosciences; Neurodegenerative diseases; Metabolic and food chemistry; Microbiology; Gene therapy techniques and Genetics.

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