Makoto Kamei

Dr, PhD, BSc (Hons)

  • Manager, Light Microscopy Core Facility, Microscopy
  • 908 Citations
  • 14 h-Index

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Makoto obtained his BSc (Hons) from the University of Adelaide. He then obtained his PhD from the Australian National University. After completing his postdoctoral trainings in the US and in New Zealand, he returned to Adelaide to join HCN in 2010. He has been involved in early childhood neurological disorder research. He has been managing SAHMRI light microscopy core facility since 2014.

Research Interests

Answering biological questions through the use of microscopy and the informatics methods.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian National University

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Adelaide

External positions

Research Associate, Centre for Cancer Biology

1 Feb 2019 → …

Associate Lecturer, University of Adelaide

… → 31 Dec 2018


  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Time-lapse imaging
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Multiphoton imaging
  • zebrafish
  • animal model of disease
  • Immunofluorescence

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Research Output

  • 908 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

Reciprocal signaling between mTORC1 and MNK2 controls cell growth and oncogenesis

Xie, J., Shen, K., Jones, A. T., Yang, J., Tee, A. R., Shen, M. H., Yu, M., Irani, S., Wong, D., Merrett, J. E., Lenchine, R. V., De Poi, S., Jensen, K., Trim, P., Snel, M., Kamei, M., Martin, S., Fitter, S., Tian, S., Wang, X. & 3 others, Butler, L., Zannettino, A. & Proud, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase upregulates the expression of proteins implicated in cell migration and cancer cell metastasis

Xie, J., Shen, K., Lenchine, R. V., Gethings, L. A., Trim, P. J., Snel, M. F., Zhou, Y., Kenney, J. W., Kamei, M., Kochetkova, M., Wang, X. & Proud, C. G., 1 May 2018, In : International Journal of Cancer. 142, 9, p. 1865-1877 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Lysosomal LAMP1 immunoreactivity exists in both diffuse and neuritic amyloid plaques in the human hippocampus

Hassiotis, S., Manavis, J., Blumbergs, P. C., Hattersley, K., Carosi, J. M., Kamei, M. & Sargeant, T., 1 May 2018, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 47, 9, p. 1043-1053 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Lysosomal N-acetyltransferase interacts with ALIX and is detected in extracellular vesicles

Fedele, A. O., Isenmann, S., Kamei, M., Snel, M., Trim, P., Proud, C. & Hopwood, J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research. 1865, 10, p. 1451-1464 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Aminoacyl-Transfer RNA Synthetase Deficiency Promotes Angiogenesis via the Unfolded Protein Response Pathway

Castranova, D., Davis, A. E., Lo, B. D., Miller, M. F., Paukstelis, P. J., Swift, M. R., Pham, V. N., Torres-Vázquez, J., Bell, K., Shaw, K. M., Kamei, M. & Weinstein, B. M., 1 Apr 2016, In : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 36, 4, p. 655-662 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)