Masaki Kita works as an Associate Professor at Division of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. He received his M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, under the direction of Professor Daisuke Uemura. His research is directed at the diverse natural products that regulate biologically and physiologically intriguing phenomena on the basis of organic and biological organic chemistry. Specific research activities include the investigation of the anesthetic and neurotoxic substances of mammalian venom and the key compounds that concern marine symbiotic relationships. His research interest also extends to chemical biology, such as study on the target molecules and mode of actions of antitumor natural products by using their chemical probes.
Biography Updated on 21 July 2012