Kurisu is the main female protagonist of the game. She is a neuroscience researcher at an American university, and can speak and read English well. Having had her research published in the academic journal Science at the young age of 18, Kurisu is extremely talented.She skipped a grade in the American school system. She does not get along with her father and has not spoken to him in many years. Okabe often just calls her assistant or one of a number of nicknames he comes up with, such as Christina, none of which she likes. She is considered a tsundere character.