Dr. Senda earned his master's degree from University of Tokyo (under the guidance of Prof. Yukio Mitsui). During the graduate student, he determined the crystal structure of interferon-beta [Senda, T., et al., EMBO J (1992)]. He received his Ph.D. from the Nagaoka University of Technology (under the guidance of Prof. Yukio Mitsui), where he determined the series of enzymes degrading persistent organic pollutants, such as PCB (polychlorobiphenyl). These studies provided a lot of information for the field of bioremediation. His career has included research at the national institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), where he studied about epigenetics and chromatin based on the crystal structure of the complexes of chromatin factors [Natsume et al., Nature (2007); Muto et al., PNAS (2007); Akai et al., PNAS (2010)]. In 2013, Dr. Senda joined KEK as Professor and the director of SBRC.