Satoshi Habuchi received his doctorate in chemistry from Hokkaido University. He joined the group of Professor Frans De Schryver and Professor Johan Hofkens as a postdoctoral fellow in KU Leuven in 2001, and studied optical switching of fluorescent proteins at the single molecule level. He joined the group of Professor Antoine van Oijen in Harvard Medical School in 2005 as a post-doctoral fellow, and worked on eukaryotic DNA replication at the single-molecule level as well as optical switching of single molecules and its application to super-resolution fluorescence imaging. Satoshi Habuchi was appointed as Assistant Professor in 2008 and later Associate Professor in 2011 at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was appointed as Associate Professor in 2012 and later Professor in 2019 at KAUST, Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering.