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Taichi A. Suzuki

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microbiome Science, Max Planck Institute for Biology

Taichi Suzuki is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California Berkeley and is starting as an assistant professor at Arizona State University in 2023.

Suzuki investigates the ecology and evolution of host-microbial interactions in humans and wild mice. The work produced more than 10 first-author papers in top-ranked journals including Science, PNAS, and Molecular Ecology, and was supported by 21 grants including National Science Foundation DDIG and National Geographic Young Explorer grant. He taught at two state universities for eight years and received the outstanding graduate student instructor award at UC Berkeley. He has written articles for the Japanese Embassy of the United States and various non-profit organizations supporting international students and researchers.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral research associate, Max Planck Institute for Biology


  • 2018 
    University of California Berkeley, PhD in Integrative Biology