Shota Atsumi

Assistant Professor
2009 July-
Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Education and Research Experience
Post Doctoral Fellow
2006-2009
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Project title: Biological synthesis of higher alcohols as biofuels
Research Adviser: Prof. James C. Liao
2002-2006
Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Project title:  System behavior of lambda phage regulatory circuit
Research Adviser: Prof. John W. Little

Graduate Education
1998-2002
Ph.D., Biological chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Research Adviser: Prof. Tan Inoue
1996-1998
M. Sc., Biological chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Research Adviser: Prof. Tan Inoue
Undergraduate Education
1992-1996
B. Sc., Biological chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Research Adviser: Prof. Tan Inoue

Awards & Honor
2009 Invited Participant, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference, Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration
2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (United States Environmental Protection Agency) with Prof. James C. Liao and Easel Biotechnologies
2011 Invited Participant, NationalAcademies Keck Futures Initiative Conference, Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability
2012 UC Davis Hellman Fellow
2014 NSF CAREER Award

Presentations
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara (2014)
247th ACS National meeting, Dallas (2014)
Food & Fuel for the 21st Century Symposium, San Diego (2014)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2014)
Joint BioEnergy Institute (2014)

International Symposium on Microalgae Biofuels and Bioproducts, Tokyo, Japan (2013)
Sonoma State University (2013)
246th ACS National meeting, Indianapolis (2013)
63rd Society for Industrial Microbiology Annual Meeting, San Diego (2013)
NSF Symposium "Metabolic pathways in microorganisms for biofuels", Davis (2013)

6th IECA conference on synthetic biology with applications to biotechnology, Taipei, Taiwan (2012)
90th Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Biotechnology, Kobe, Japan (2012)
19th International Microbial Genomes conference, Lake Arrowhead (2012)
Low-Carbon Forum of Urban and Regional Development, Hangzhou, China (2012)

European Science Foundation Research Conference "Sun to fuel technologies", Bielefeld, Germany (2011)
61st Society for Industrial Microbiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans (2011)
Gordan Research Conference "Enzymes, Coenzymes & Metabolic Pathways", New Hampshire (2011)
The Present and Future of Synthetic Biology Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany (2011)

Synthetic Biology Symposium for Bioindustrial Applications, Edmonton, Canada (2010)
Synthetic Biology Symposium "from the Present into the Future", Kyoto, Japan (2010)
International frontier lecture review "Synthetic Biology", Fukuoka, Japan (2010)
National Academies Keck Future Initiative "Synthetic Biology", Irvine (2009)

236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia (2008)
59th Society for Industrial Microbiology Annual Meeting, San Diego (2008)
AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City (2007)
234th ACS National Meeting, Boston (2007)

28th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (2005)
6th International Conference on Systems Biology, Boston (2005)
4th International Conference on Systems Biology, St. Louis (2003)
Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phage Meeting, Madison (2003)

6th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society, Banff, Canada (2001)
2nd Annual Meeting of the RNA Society of Japan (2000)
22nd Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (1999)
1st Annual Meeting of the RNA Society of Japan (1999)
4th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society, Scotland, UK (1999)
21st Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (1998)
20th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (1997)
19th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan (1996)