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Keisuke Goda is currently a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo, an adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an adjunct professor in the Institute of Technological Sciences at Wuhan University. His research group aims to develop serendipity-enabling technologies based on laser-based molecular imaging and spectroscopy together with microfluidics and computational analytics, use them to push the frontiers of human knowledge and understanding, and produce global leaders who will shape the future of biology and medicine. He obtained a B.A. degree summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007, both in physics. At MIT, he worked on the development of quantum-enhancement techniques in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) group that received the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics for the detection of gravitational waves. He then joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA as a postdoctoral researcher and program manager where he worked on laser-based ultrafast optical imaging and spectroscopy and microfluidic biotechnology. In 2012, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo as a professor. In 2019, he joined both the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA and the Institute of Technological Sciences at Wuhan University as an adjunct professor. From 2014 to 2019, as a program manager of the “Planned Serendipity” program within ImPACT funded by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, he formed and led an international, cross-institutional, interdisciplinary team of >50 researchers at >20 institutions in >10 disciplines to develop the world’s first intelligent image-activated cell sorting (iIACS) technology. In 2019, he formed Serendipity Lab, a multi-continental open innovation platform in which >150 members currently participate from the US, Canada, Australia, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, and Japan. In 2018, he and his colleagues launched CYBO, a startup to commercialize the developed technology to help researchers and medical doctors worldwide make new scientific discoveries and develop new therapeutic techniques. Currently, he is Chief Scientific Officer of CYBO. In 2022, he and his colleagues launched LucasLand, a startup to commercialize radically new types of chips for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for healthcare applications. In addition to research and teaching, he also dedicates a significant amount of time and efforts to service. For his global leadership and contribution to the scientific community worldwide, he was selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014 and by AERA as one of the top 100 leaders in Japan in the same year. He has published >300 journal and conference papers, filed >30 patents, and received >30 awards and honors such as Japan Academy Medal, SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, and Philipp Franz von Siebold Award to name a few.

Awards & Honors
Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award (2008)
UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research (2010)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface (2011)
Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award (2013)
Tokyo Biomarker Innovation Research Association (TOBIRA) Award (2014)
MEXT Young Scientist Award (2014)
Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2014)
IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award (2014)
Ogino Award, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (2014)
AERA Top 100 Leaders (2014)
IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award (2015)
WIRED Audi Innovation Award (2016)
Award of Excellence, UTokyo1000k Product Idea Contest (2017)
Award of Excellence, Image Contest, School of Science, University of Tokyo (2017)
Optical Design Award, Optical Society of Japan (2017)
Fellow, SPIE (2017)
Eiichi Takano Award, Japan Society of Applied Physics (2018)
Winner, ISAC Cytometry Art Contest (2018)
Ichimura Prize in Science for Distinguished Achievement (2018)
Photron Award (2018)
OSA Young Scientist Award, Optical Society of America (2018)
nac High-Speed Imaging Award (2018)
JSPS Prize (2018)
Japan Academy Medal (2019)
Yomiuri Gold Medal (2019)
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Light: Science & Applications (2019)
Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award, American Chemical Society (2019)
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2020)
MEXT Prize for Science and Technology (2020)
Finalist, Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis (2020)
SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award (2021)
Eto-Hosoya Prize (2021)
Pioneers of Miniaturization Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry & Dolomite (2021)
Award of Excellence, NoMaps Dream Pitch (2021)
NEDO Award, NoMaps Dream Pitch (2021)
Award of Excellence, NEDO Technology Commercialization Program (2022)
VC Award, NEDO Technology Commercialization Program (2022)
Best Business Prize, Photonics Challenge (2022)
Philipp Franz von Siebold Award, Humboldt Foundation (2022)

Selected Publications
Nature Physics 4, 472 (2008)
Nature 458, 1145 (2009)
Nature 460, 990 (2009)
PNAS 109, 11630 (2012)
Nature Photonics 7, 102 (2013)
Nature Photonics 8, 695 (2014)
Nature Microbiology 1, 16124 (2016)
Nature Communications 8, 771 (2017)
Nature Protocols 13, 1603 (2018)
Nature Photonics 12, 190 (2018)
Cell 175, 266 (2018)
Science Advances 5, eaau0241 (2019)
Nature Protocols 14, 2370 (2019)
PNAS 116, 15842 (2019)
Nature Communications 11, 1162 (2020)
Science Advances 6, eaba6712 (2020)
Nature Communications 11, 3452 (2020)
Nature Communications 11, 4772 (2020)
Nature Communications 12, 3062 (2021)
Nature Communications 12, 5552 (2021)
Nature Communications 12, 7135 (2021)
Nature Methods 19, 633 (2022)
Nature Materials 21, 1121 (2022)

Professional Service
Advisory Board Member, Lab on a Chip (Royal Society of Chemistry) (2022 - Present)
Deputy Editor, APL Photonics (AIP Publishing) (2020)
Associate Editor, APL Photonics (AIP Publishing) (2015 - 2019)
Associate Editor, Cytometry Part A (Wiley) (2019 - Present)
Selection Committee Member, Technology Pioneers Programme, World Economic Forum (2015 - Present)
Advisory Board Member, International Congress of High-Speed Imaging and Photonics (2015 - Present)
Program Committee Member, SPIE European Conference on Biomedical Optics (2020 - Present)
SPIE Scholarship Committee Member (2015 - 2017)
Executive Organizing Committee Member, SPIE Photonics West BIOS (2015 - Present)
Conference Chair, SPIE Photonics West BIOS (2015 - Present)
Program Committee Member, SPIE Photonics West LASE (2016)
Conference Co-Chair, SPIE Photonics Asia (2014 - Present)
Faculty Advisor, UTokyo SPIE Student Chapter (2017 - Present)
Program Committee Member, CYTO (2021 - Present)
Executive Board Member, Quantum Life Science Association (2019 - Present)
Trustee, 22nd Century Research Seminars Executive Office (2017 - 2020)
Founder & President, California Scholars Forum (2015 - Present)
Symposium Chair, Frontiers in High-Speed Optical Imaging, Optics & Photonics Japan (2014 - 2015)
Symposium Chair, Photonics-based Startups, Optics & Photonics Japan (2015)
Member, IEEE-EMBS Technical Committee on Biomedical Imaging & Image Processing (2013 - Present)
Chapter Co-Chair, IEEE Photonics Society Los Angeles Chapter (2007 - 2011)
Founder & President, Southern California Japanese Scholars Forum (2007 - 2012)
Organizing Chair, Applications & Technology Topical Reviews, CLEO (2018)
Program Committee Member, SPIE Photonics Europe (2019 - Present)

Keisuke Goda, Ph.D.

  • Born: Sapporo, Japan
  • Title: Professor
  • Alma mater: B.A., physics, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Institutions: Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo; Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles; Institute of Technological Sciences, Wuhan University
  • Startups: CYBO; Lucasland; FlyWorks