About the PI
Dr. Yuki Obata received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Chiba University (RIKEN Joint Graduate School Program) in Japan, where he studied the effects of gut microbiota on intestinal immune responses. In 2015, he worked as a JSPS superlative postdoctoral (SPD) fellow in the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo (IMSUT). In 2016, he moved to the UK to study the development and physiology of the enteric nervous system (ENS) as a postdoctoral fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London, where he received EMBO and HFSP long-term fellowships. Dr. Obata joined the faculty in the Department of Immunology and Neuroscience in 2021. He is also an Investigator in the O'Donnell Brain Institute (OBI).