Haruhiko Jimbo: Plant Physiology First Author

Haruhiko Jimbo first author of “Deacylation of galactolipids decomposes photosystem II dimers to enhance degradation of damaged D1 protein”

Current Position: Assistant Professor

Education: PhD in Science from Saitama University, March 2018

Non-scientific Interests: DIY, Camping and Pets

Brief bio:

Since my research voyage started, I have focused on how the photosystem II (PSII), an oxygen-evolving complex in photosynthesis, becomes resilient under environmental stresses. Four years ago, after obtaining my PhD degree from Saitama University in March 2018, I became an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo in July 2018.

Concurrently, I am the chair of the Young Researchers Committee in the Japanese Society of Photosynthesis Research, organizing seminars where problems in science and career can be shared and resolved. Personally, my wife is American, so I am very happy to be involved internationally and helping international students in Japan. In my leisure time, when the weather is nice, I like to chill on my hammock, but my kids love more to jump on me and howl like a storm.