Open positions

The Long-term goal of our research is to elucidate the mechanisms of the spectral tuning of visual pigments and adaptive evolution of dim-light and color vision.

We are looking for recent graduates who are well versed in experimental molecular genetics.

To obtain more information or submit your CV, contact Shozo Yokoyama.

Selected References:

  • Yokoyama, S., Tada, T., Zhang, H. and Britt, L. (2008) Elucidation of phenotypic adaptations: molecular analyses of dim-light vision proteins in vertebrates. PNAS 105: 13480-13485.  
  • Yokoyama, S. (2008) Evolution of dim-light and color vision pigments. Annu. Rev. Genomics Hum. Genet. 9: 259-282.  
  • Tada, T., Altun, A. and Yokoyama, S. (2009) Evolutionary replacement of UV vision by violet vision in fish. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106: 17457-17462.  
  • Altun, A., Yokoyama, S. and Morokuma, K. (2009) Color tuning in short wavelength- sensitive human and mouse visual pigments: Ab initio quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics studies. J. Phys. Chem. A 113: 11685-11692.