Kevin(Kako) Stapleton

Enrollments in 2017

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
Frontier Bioscience Major

Kevin(Kako) Stapleton

University of Glasgow, Scotland

“Good luck with the book, have your people call my people, Love your work”.
And “Who’s better than you? .. .. Nobody”

Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?

Because I wanted to be apart of something that encouraged people to share ideas and dreams. I thought that by joining the Humanware group I would have the chance to meet like minded people and really contribute the the future of science. A cross-discipline, sustainable future built on communication and innovation. Thats not just ‘the party line’, I really feel that way and this group really does promote and encourage this type of thinking.

Q What is your expertise and who do you want to develop it with the program?

I am not sure if I have an expertise just yet. But if I am to choose one, I suppose it would be Genetics. However, I would like to be an expert in Cryo-Electron Microscopy and sustainable biotechnology.

I would however, consider myself an expert in asking questions. In lectures, experiments and journal papers, I am always searching for questions that weren’t asked. And after unearthing one of those questions, I find an immeasurable amount of joy transforming it into a novel application.

In this program I would love to hone these skills by communicating with others and learning how to take my individuality, proposed expertise, and enthusiasm to the next stage; prototyping an idea or question.

Q What are your future dreams and goals?

That is a difficult question. As of now, I feel I am already too lucky to consider having something more. For example: I love, and I am loved by, the most sincere and genuine people I have ever met (F3). I have found my way to Japan (the place I always dreamed of living) where I work in an amazing lab with very warm and encouraging people. In addition, I am enrolled in (and completely supported by) the Humanware program where. I am constantly learning more about myself, technology and innovation than I ever thought possible.

Should I be allowed to add to this already wonderful life by dreaming of something more, then I would like to run my own lab. By doing so, I would like to generate a new type of work environment that is constantly innovating and collaborating with others. Contributing to the world of Science by mentoring those new to the field and by changing the way information is shared between academic, industrial and government groups.

I am always endeavouring to ensure that I am contributing to a future that benefits society, has a positive impact on the environment and inspires others to make the best of their individuality, creativity, and life experiences. And I want to continue this type of thinking further into the future. Most importantly, above all else, I will be sure that I am always having fun and laughing.

Science, and the way the scientific method encourages you to challenge authority and engage in open and honest inquiries as to the nature of the universe, is one of the most empowering and truly inspiring tools in a persons life. Through the scientific lens I feel a sense of wonder about life, love and the universe (42), and I never fear it. So if possible, in my future, I would really like to inspire at least one person in this manner. And convince them that they too, can change the world.