Tadashi Fukami is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. He received a Bachelors degree from Waseda University in 1996, a Masters degree from the University of Tokyo in 1998, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2003. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Landcare Research, New Zealand (2003-2005) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (2006-2008) before joining the Stanford faculty in 2008.