The Kawate Lab


Join us!

We are constantly looking for a self-motivated scientist who is interested in structure and mechanisms of integral membrane proteins. Our lab is within walking distance to the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), which dramatically facilitates our structural studies. If you are interested, please contact Toshi Kawate for availability with a CV and a brief description of your research interests.

Postdoctoral fellow

We are seeking a dedicated postdoctoral fellow. We expect a successful applicant to have strong background in biochemistry or biophysics. Particularly, we are interested in a candidate who has experience in electrophysiology or crystallography.

Graduate student

We are looking for enthusiastic graduate students ready to tackle challenging projects. While students will initially receive hands-on training to build fundamental skills required for approaching the research goals, we expect our students to work independently as they develop their own scientific ways of thinking. Potential graduate students must be admitted to one of the PhD programs at Cornell listed below:


Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology (BMCB)

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Biological & Biomedical Sciences (BBS)

Undergraduate Student

We welcome undergraduate students who are interested in exploring research in the biological sciences. Enthusiastic students with strong analytical skills may carry out their own projects, depending on their class load. Previous research experience is not required.


Toshi Kawate

Department of Molecular Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University

C4-151 VMC, 930 Campus Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853