Alexander Ian May

2011-2016 PhD student, Monash University, Australia
2012-2014 Visiting scholar, Ohsumi Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2016- Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Yeast physiology, mitochondria, cell biology

Cell Biology Center(IIR, Tokyo Tech)

Research Hub Group:Cutting-edge Cell Biology international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Investigation of the physiological role of autophagy in yeast

Selected Awards

  • 2010
    Stuart Stone Medal for Biochemistry (Monash University, 2010)
  • 2012-2014
    Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Award (2012-2014)

Selected Publications

  • ARAKI, Y., KU, W. C., AKIOKA, M., MAY, A. I., HAYASHI, Y., ARISAKA, F., ISHIHAMA, Y. & OHSUMI, Y. 2013. Atg38 is required for autophagy-specific phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex integrity. J Cell Biol, 203, 299-313.
  • MAY, A. I., DEVENISH, R. J. & PRESCOTT, M. 2012. The many faces of mitochondrial autophagy: making sense of contrasting observations in recent research. Int J Cell Biol, 2012, 431684.
  • MAY, A. I. & PRESCOTT, M. 2011. Hungry for Power: Elimination of Mitochondria by Mitophagy. Australian Biochemist, 42/2, 4-7.