Kenichi was born and grow up in Hiroshima, Japan. He studied organic chemistry at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University (1999-2008) where he obtained his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor Yasuyuki Kita. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked as a researcher at Ritsumeikan University with Professor Yasuyuki Kita and at Osaka University with Associate Professor Hiromichi Fujioka. In 2008, he got a position of assistant professor at the research group of Professor Hiromichi Fujioka. In 2015, to broaden his view, he decided to learn synthetic chemistry for one year at U.C. Berkeley under the mentorship of Prof. Sarpong.
Email: kenichimurai at berkeley dot edu