Yukihide Tomari is Professor at Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, The University of Tokyo. After receiving his Ph.D. from Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo in 2003, he joined the Zamore laboratory at University of Massachusetts Medical School as a postdoc, where he started working on small RNAs. In 2006, he was appointed Assistant Professor, PI at the current institution, advanced to Associate Professor in 2009 and promoted to Professor in 2013.
His laboratory is focused on dissecting the molecular mechanism and function of
non-coding RNAs by combining biochemistry, biophysics, cellular, and developmental biology. For his scientific
contributions, he has been awarded Japan Academy Medal, JSPS Prize etc.