Hideaki Sena is a Japanese pharmacologist and novelist. Sena was a graduate student at Tohoku University when he wrote his prizewinning debut novel, Parasite Eve. The novel was adapted into a film and a popular horror role-playing video game by Square. He is also the author of Brain Valley, for which he won the Nihon SF Taisho Award, and Tomorrow's Robots. Dr. Sena currently lives in Sendai, Japan where he lectures on microbiology and genre fiction. Sena is a pen name, while the author's real name is Suzuki.