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Sayaka Masuko

Sayaka Masuko received her B.S. in Applied Chemistry in 2007 at Keio University, Japan. She completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012 with Prof. Bob Linhardt at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). In 2013 she joined the Kiessling Group as a postdoctoral research fellow. Her current research involves understanding the roles of glycosaminoglycans in human embryonic stem cell pluripotency and differentiation. Outside the lab Sayaka enjoys kendo otherwise known as Japanese fencing.