Centers & Labs

RIKEN Innovation Center

Transporter-Based Prediction of Drug Toxicity Laboratory

Team Leader: Satoshi Senda
Deputy Team Leader: Yuichi Sugiyama (Ph.D.)
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Dr. Sugiyama has been leading the world in the field of transporter study. GenoMembrane Co., Ltd is a company that has been developing transporter expression system.
Our team will establish the transporter expression system for predicting drug-induced tissue injury with knowledge and experience of Dr. Sugiyama and development capability of GenoMembrane. By comparing the function by evaluation system of vesicles and sandwich cultured hepatocytes, we will develop the best predicting test system based on evidence related to organ dysfunction.

[Integrated Collaborative Research with GenoMembrane Co.,Ltd.]

Main Research Field

Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy

Related Research Fields



  • Drug transporter protein
  • Drug interaction
  • organopathy
  • expressing cell
  • Prediction system

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Satoshi Senda
Team Leader

Core Members

Yuichi Sugiyama
Deputy Team Leader
Sumito Ito
Visiting Scientist
Yuki Sugita
Visiting Technician
Masa Yasunaga
Visiting Technician
Shoko Kasuya
Visiting Technician
Miyako Maeda
Visiting Technician
Yu-Ching Zachary Lin
Visiting Technician
Kota Toshimoto
Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact information

225 Yokohama Biotechnology Industry Center, 1-6 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku,
Yokohama City, Kanagawa,
230-0045, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)45-633-8014
Fax: +81-(0)45-503-9190

Email: satoshi.senda [at]

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