Charles Yokoyama is the Executive Director for the International Research Center for Neurointelligence and a Project Professor at the Institutes for Advanced Study at University of Tokyo. His work centers on developing cross-disciplinary research between neuroscience, the social sciences, medicine, and artificial intelligence. Trained in neuroscience and expository writing, for 14 years he researched communication in the brain via the vast molecular network of proteins resident inside synapses. He joined the research journal Neuron and as a Senior Editor managed other forms of communication – between scientists assessing papers through peer review, and featuring their published results on the web.
As Director of Research Administration for the RIKEN Center for Brain Science, he oversaw research development, collaboration, and communication, striving to perfect and teach the art of a well-written manuscript, and pursuing innovation in research, education, career development, and communication, including as a writer for the G7 Committee of Global Science Councils.