Inoue Laboratory, ISSP, Univ. Tokyo


We are studying mechanism of photo-receptive proteins driven by light-energy such as microbial and animal rhodopsins. Also, we are trying optogenetic applications on the basis of fundamental insights of the photoreceptive proteins.

If you would like to perform research in our laboratory, please contact to “inoue* (Exchange "*" to "@")”.


  1. April 1, 2020 Member page was updated. Yuuma Kawasaki and Naoya Morimoto joind to our laboratory.
  2. March 18, 2020 Publication page was updated. "Infrared spectroscopic analysis on structural changes around the protonated Schiff base upon retinal isomerization in light-driven sodium pump KR2" was published online in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics.
  3. January 1, 2020 Publication page was updated. "Allosteric Communication to the Retinal Chromophore upon Ion Binding in a Light-driven Sodium Ion Pumping Rhodopsin" was published in Biochemistry.