Richaud Alexis

Postdoctoral Fellow

City/country of origin
Saint Etienne/France
Practicing sports including Judo and Rock climbing/Bouldering and Canyoning. Drawing art. Learning more about Japanese language, culture and cooking.
Places You Like
Mountain, canyons, and wild forest. Game centers.
Where for a big vacation
In France of course!
What are your strong points?
Organization, solving others problems, repairing stuff
Music: what is some intense music for intense lab work?
“Number One” – Shirō Sagisu (Bleach OST)
What are people in the lab doing?
Challenging the understanding
What was surprising about the suga lab
There is a mecha in the lab!
Original motivation towards science?
I am just trying to understand how everything works
A few words for future lab mates
“Plus on est de fous, plus on rit”
Science is…….
in each of us

Education & professional career

Claude Fauriel Prep School, Math, Physics, Chemistry and Engineer Sciences (France)
Master's program in Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering for industrial application, Sigma Clermont Engineering School (France)
Master's program in Organic synthesis and Biocatalysis, Blaise Pascal University (France)
Ph. D. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University (Prof. Stéphane Roche)
Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Hiroaki Suga)


"Passive Membrane Permeability of Sizable Acyclic β-Hairpin Peptides."
J. Moxam; S. Naylon; A.D. Richaud; G. Zhao; A. Padilla; S.P. Roche
ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 14, 278-284 (2023)
"Structure–Property Relationship Study of N-(Hydroxy)Peptides for the Design of Self-Assembled Parallel β-Sheets."
A.D. Richaud; S.P. Roche
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 85, 12329-12342 (2020)
"Exploiting the Innate Plasticity of the Programmed Cell Death-1 (PD1) Receptor to Design Pembrolizumab H3 Loop Mimics**."
A.D. Richaud; M. Zaghouani; G. Zhao; M. Wangpaichitr; N. Savaraj; S.P. Roche
ChemBioChem, 23, e202200449 (2022)
"Folding in Place: Design of β-Strap Motifs to Stabilize the Folding of Hairpins with Long Loops."
A.D. Richaud; G. Zhao; S. Hobloss; S.P. Roche
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 86, 13535-13547 (2021)
"Intercepted-Knoevenagel condensation for the synthesis of unsymmetrical fused-tricyclic 4H-pyrans."
C. Shearer; O. Desaunay; S. Zorc; A.D. Richaud; S.S. Samanta; N. Jeedimalla; S.P. Roche
Tetrahedron, 75, 130606 (2019)

Contact info

    • E-mail… arichaud"at"g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (change "at" to @)