Makoto Yoritate was born in Fukushima; he grew up in Tokyo. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Keio University in March 2018. When he was a Ph.D. student, he worked in the research group of Profs. Noritaka Chida and Takaaki Sato. He was appointed as a JSPS Research Fellow (DC1) from 2015 to 2018. While joining the Chida and Sato research group, Makoto developed amide-selective transformations using iridium catalyst and applied to total syntheses of bioactive alkaloids. He joined the Stoltz Group as a Visiting Scholar at California Institute of Technology from July 6 to August 30, 2017. He then joined Hartwig Research Group as a Naito Postdoctoral Research Fellow in May 2018. He will conduct research on the development of methods for the site-selective C-H functionalization of complex natural products. In his spare time, he enjoys running marathon, riding bicycle, and cooking.