RIKEN CBS graduate student acceptance program

RIKEN has a collaborative graduate school system under which RIKEN researchers serve as visiting professors, associate professors, etc. at universities and are involved in research guidance and thesis review for graduate students (doctoral to master's degree programs). This program is open to students (including prospective students) enrolled in graduate schools that have concluded collaborative agreements with RIKEN, and to students (including prospective students) enrolled in doctoral programs at graduate schools that conduct joint research with RIKEN researchers, who can obtain permission from their graduate schools to receive research guidance at RIKEN CBS. RIKEN CBS also has cooperative agreements with universities overseas. Check out this page for more information on the program.

If you would like to conduct research at RIKEN CBS, please refer to theList of laboratories currently accepting applications. Also, if you have a strong interest in a particular researcher even if he/she is not on the list, please contact us from here.

We also have a program to financially support graduate students conducting research at RIKEN CBS. Check out this page for more information on financial support.


How to get accepted

  • STEP.01Contact
    Contact the RIKEN CBS PI of your choice.
    Point: Check out the List of laboratories currently accepting applications and the information session of the collaborative graduate school.
  • STEP.02Consultation
    Consult with the RIKEN CBS laboratory head and obtain his/her consent to work toward your degree.
  • STEP.03Examination
    Consult with the RIKEN CBS PI to decide which graduate school to take the exam and follow the pertinent schedule.
  • STEP.04Offer
    After acceptance to graduate school, the applicant will begin his/her degree research at RIKEN.

List of collaborative graduate school faculty

(Depending on the PI, this may not necessarily be a "collaborative professor", so please consult with us first).

PI Organization
Andrea Benucci University College London, Honorary Senior Lecturer, United Kingdom
Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
Shigeyoshi Fujisawa Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Yukiko Goda Adjunct Professor, Brain Science Institute and Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Takuya Isomura Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Joshua Johansen Adjunct Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Hiroyuki Kamiguchi Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Louis Kang Adjuct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University
Hokto Kazama Adjunct Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Lecturer, Center for General Education, National University Corporation Chiba University
Masanori Matsuzaki Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Reiko Mazuka
”This lab is not accepting students presently”
Invited Researcher, Waseda University, Green Computing Systems Research Organization
Affiliated Faculty, International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study
Visiting Research Fellow, Chuo University, The Research and Development Initiative
Research Professor, Duke University, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Thomas McHugh Adjunct Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Atsushi Miyawaki Visiting Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Adjunct Professor at Keio University School of Medicine
Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Medical Science, Yokohama City University
Adrian Moore Visiting Professor, University of Liverpool, UK
Visiting Associate Professor at Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto Univ
Masanori Murayama Coordinate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science & Engineering, Saitama University
Jun Nagai Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Hiroyuki Nakahara Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Hirofumi Nakatomi Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Kyorin University
Hitoshi Okamoto Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Visiting Professor, Keio University School of Medicine
Visiting Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Part-time Lecturer, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Hiroshima University School of Medicine / Visiting Professor
Hideyuki Okano Dean, Keio University Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine
Takaomi Saido Visiting Professor, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Adjunct Professor, Keio University School of Medicine
CEO, RIKEN BIO Co. Ltd.
Tomomi Shimogori Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University Center for General Education
Lecturer, General Education, National University Corporation Chiba University
Adjunct Professor, Brain Science Institute and Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Atsushi Takata Visiting Professor, The Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo University
Motomasa Tanaka Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Adjunct Professor, Brain Science Institute and Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Visiting Professor, The Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo University
Taro Toyoizumi Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematical Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Yoshihiro Yoshihara Visiting Professor, Integrated Bioscience and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology