Akira Tanushi

tanushi [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Akira was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He completed his B.S. (2014) and M.S. (2016) at the University of Tokyo, working with Prof. Hiroshi Nishihara on the development of functional molecules responsive to multiple external stimuli. He completed his Ph.D. in 2021 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the group of Prof. Alexander Radosevich. In the Radosevich group, he studied ‘nonspectator’ reactivity of geometrically distorted phosphorus ligands in transition metal complexes. In September of 2021, Akira moved to Berkeley and joined the Hartwig group to study the development of artificial metalloenzymes. Outside of lab, he enjoys listening/playing/composing music and watching sports games.