Keisuke Goda’s Biography

Keisuke Goda, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Tokyo

Keisuke Goda is a Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo and holds an adjunct faculty position at UCLA. He obtained his B.A. degree summa cum laude from UC Berkeley in 2001 and his Ph.D. from MIT in 2007, both in physics. At MIT, he worked on gravitational-wave detection in the LIGO group. In 2012, he joined the University of Tokyo as a professor. His research group focuses on the development of innovative laser-based molecular imaging technologies for data-driven science. He has been awarded the Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award (2008), Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award (2011), Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award (2013), IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award (2014), and WIRED Audi Innovation Award (2016). He serves as an Associate Editor for APL Photonics (AIP Publishing) and a Young Global Leader for World Economic Forum.

Extreme Imaging For Large-Scale Single Cell Analysis

Cellular heterogeneity is a central challenge of biology and medicine in which there are cell-to-cell differences even within the same species. Population-averaged measurements of cellular behaviors do not represent the behaviors of any individual cell. A few notable examples of cellular heterogeneity are the resistance of cancer cells to anticancer drugs and the metabolic heterogeneity of microorganisms. In this talk, I present extremely fast molecular imaging technology combined with artificial intelligence on a microfluidic platform for large-scale single-cell analysis. The technology enables the acquisition of information-rich molecular images of numerous single cells in a short period of time to address and exploit cellular heterogeneity for precision medicine and green energy.