Yoshio Masui

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Who is Yoshio Masui?

Yoshio Masui is a Japanese / Canadian cell biologist.

Masui studied biology at Kyoto University, graduating with his B.Sc. in zoology in 1953, his M.Sc. in 1955 and his Ph.D. in 1961. While still studying at Kyoto University, he taught biology, first as a teacher's assistant and then as a teacher, at Konan University, where he was promoted to Assistant Professor after his earning his Ph.D. In 1966, he moved to Yale University to join Clement L. Markert's lab, and in 1969 to the University of Toronto, where he taught as Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology. In 1997, Masui retired and now holds the position of Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.

In 1998, he won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research with Lee Hartwell and Paul Nurse for their pioneering work on cell division. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1998 and an officer of the Order of Canada in 2003 in recognition of his life's work.

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Born
Jan 1, 1931
Japan
Education
  • Kyoto University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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