Yusuke Nakamura M.D., Ph.D.

【Place of Birth】 Osaka, Japan
【Date of Birth】 December 8th, 1952
【Position】 Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/ Oncology
Professor, Department of Surgery
Deputy Director, Center for Personalized Therapeutics
The University of Chicago
【Contact】 The University of Chicago
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 E. 57th Street, KCBD6126
Chicago, IL 60637
1984 August Ph.D. in molecular genetics, Osaka University, Japan
Thesis : "Sequences of cDNAs for human salivary and pancreatic alpha-amylases"
1977 May M.D. in Osaka University Medical School, Japan
2011Jan.- Dec. Special Advisor to the Cabinet
Secretary General, Office of Medical Innovation, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan
2005 - 2010 Director
RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine
1995 - 2011 Director, Human Genome Center
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
1994 - present Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Medicine
Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
1989 - 1995 Head of Biochemistry Department
Cancer Institute, Tokyo
1989 - 1989 Senior Associate
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Utah
1987 - 1989 Research Assistant Professor
Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah
1984 - 1988 Research Associate
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Utah
1981 - 1984 Research fellow
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology
Osaka University
1977 - 1981 Second Department of Surgery,
Osaka University School of Medicine
2011 IPIT Award for Clinical Service
2011 Honarary Professor, Harbin Medical University
2011 Member, Association of American Physicians(AAP)
2010 Human Genome Organization: Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research (HUGO)
2006 Bulgarian Academy of Medical Science, Foreign Member
2004 The Medal with a Purple Ribbon(for contributions to Education and Culture)
2002 The Tomizo Yoshida Award of the Japanese Cancer Association
2000 Keio Medical Science Prize
1996 Takeda Medical Prize
1995 The Award of the Japanese Society of Human Genetics
1993 The Research Award of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research
1992 Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Award
1991 Honarary Citizenship, The State of Maryland, USA

【 Member in the Editorial (or Advisory) Board for 】
Annals of Human Genetics
Cancer Science (Editor-in-Cheif)
Cancer Research (Senior Editor 2004-2007, Deputy Editor 2008-2009)
Cell Cycle
Clinical Genetics
Genes Chromosomes & Cancer
Molecular Cancer Research
International Journal of Oncology
Journal of Human Genetics (Editor-in-Chief1997-2007)
【 Member in 】
Japan Society of Human Genetics (President, 2007-2010)
Japanese Cancer Association (board member)
American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Human Genetics
Science Council of Japan (2005-present)
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