Masao Sakurai

Patent Attorney, Professional with Doctorate Degree

Practice Area
Technical Field

Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals

Prosecution and litigation. Dr. Sakurai specializes in molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, metabolic engineering, and developmental biology. In his doctoral course, he conducted an analysis of cytokinesis related genes. Dr. Sakurai also has experience in the development of industrially-useful yeast strains by comprehensive analysis of sugar metabolic genes of fission yeast, and the genetical analysis of brain development in a fruit fly.


Prosecution and litigation


Ph.D., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Professional Background

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology


- Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 2001 Aug; 65(8): 1912-6
Mutational analyses of Dictyostelium IQGAP-related protein GAPA: Possible interaction with small GTPases in cytokinesis
- FEMS Yeast Res., 2004 Mar; 4(6): 649-54
A distinct type of alcohol dehydrogenase, adh4+, complements ethanol fermentation in an adh1-deficient strain of Schizosaccharomyces pombe
- J Neurosci., 2009 Apr 15; 29(15): 4972-80
Differentially expressed Drl and Drl-2 play opposing roles in Wnt5 signaling during Drosophila olfactory system development