She received her Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005. She then worked as a Posdoc (sponsored by a Humboldt Research Fellowship) at RWTH Aachen University (2005-2007) and at RIKEN (2007-2008). She joined Kyoto University as an Assistant Professor in 2008. She spent the year 2009-2013 as a JST PRESTO project researcher. She moved National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) as a senior researcher in 2013 and then become a team leader. Her research interests are in organometallic chemistry and coordination chemistry.