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Kozo Hamada

Associate Professor

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Dr. Kozo Hamada is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Science. He serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) leading his laboratory at Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU). He obtained his Ph.D. degree by the study of neurotransmitter serotonin and catecholamines at the University of Tokyo (Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Supervisor: Prof. Katsuji Takai). Over the past 20 years, he has dedicated his efforts to studying signal transductions, calcium signaling, and the structural biology of receptors and channels at institutions such as the University of Tokyo and RIKEN in Japan. His scientific interests encompass chemical signaling and related diseases, and he will focus on the development of new biomedical maneuvers to address human diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.Dr. Hamada actively encourages students and collaborators to engage in his projects. For inquiries, you can reach him via email at

Research interests

Protein Engineering

Signal Transduction

Protein Biogenesis

Neurodegenerative Disease

Protein Plasticity

Brain Biochemistry

Protein Crystallography

Calcium Signaling


2023-Present Associate Professor, XJTLU, China

2019-2023 Research Associate Professor, ShanghaiTech University, China

2019-Present Visiting researcher, Faculty of Science, Toho University, Japan

2018-2022 Researcher, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kindai Unversity, Japan

2010-2018 Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan

2003-2010 Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

1998-2003 Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan


BIO105 Chemical Principles of Life

BIO113 Molecular Biology Techniques

BIO303 Final Year Project

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D. Department of Biomedical Chemistry, Institute of International Health, The University of Tokyo -1998

M. Sc. Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, School of Health Science, The University of Tokyo -1993

B. Sc. Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, School of Health Science, The University of Tokyo -1991

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