Shinya Yamanaka biography

Shinya Yamanaka

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1962 –

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Who is Shinya Yamanaka?

Shinya Yamanaka is a Japanese Nobel Prize-winning stem cell researcher. He serves as the director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application and a professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University; as a senior investigator at the UCSF-affiliated J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California; and as a professor of anatomy at University of California, San Francisco. Yamanaka is also the current president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.

He received the Wolf Prize in Medicine in 2011 with Rudolf Jaenisch; the Millennium Technology Prize in 2012 together with Linus Torvalds. In 2012 he and John Gurdon were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells. In 2013 he was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his work.

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Born
Sep 4, 1962
Higashi-osaka
Also known as
  • Dr. Shinya Yamanaka
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Education
  • Doctorate, Osaka City University
    (1989 - 1993)
  • Doctor of Medicine, Kobe University
    (1981 - 1987)
  • Gladstone Institutes
  • Kyoto University
Employment
  • Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences
    (2004 - )
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    (2003 - 2005)
  • Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    (1999 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Osaka City University
    (1996 - 1999)
  • Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
    (1995 - )
  • Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, National Osaka Hospital
    (1987 - 1989)

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on July 23, 2013

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