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Tadamitsu Kishimoto

Tadamitsu Kishimoto, Japanese medical educator. Achievements include discovery in interleukin 6; pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory disease.

Background

  • Kishimoto, Tadamitsu was born on May 7, 1939 in Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan. Son of Tadanobu and Yasuko Kishimoto.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Japan, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Japan, 1969.

    Career

    • Research fellow Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1970—1973, assistant professor, 1973—1974. Assistant professor, department medicine Osaka University Medical School, 1974—1979, professor pathology and medicine, 1979-1983, professor immunology, 1983-1991, professor, chairman medicine, 1991-1998, dean, 1995-1997, president, 1997—2003. Professor Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1983—1991.

      Visiting professor Lab Immune Regulation Graduate School Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University since 2003. Member Council for Science and Technology Policy at the Cabinet Office, Adjunct professor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University. Chair 7th International Congress on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Asia and the Pacific, 2005.

      Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery in interleukin 6. Pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory disease.

    Works

    • Contributor several articles to peer-reviewed journals. Member of several editorial boards.

    Membership

    Member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Japan Academy, Japan Society for Immunology (president 1991-1992, council), Japanese Society Allegology (council), International Society for Immunopharmacology (president 1991-1994), International Cytokine Society (president 1994-1995), American Association Immunologists (honorary), American Society Hematology (honorary), International Myeloma Foundation (member Scientific Advisory Board).

    Connections

    • Married Chizuko Tamura, November 4, 1967.
    • father: Tadanobu Kishimoto
    • mother: Yasuko Kishimoto
    • spouse: Chizuko Tamura
    Tadamitsu Kishimoto
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    Born May 7, 1939
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Osaka University Medical School
    • 1969
      Osaka University Medical School
    • 1970 - 1973
      Research fellow, Johns Hopkins University School Medicine
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      assistant, professor
    • 1983 - 1991
      professor, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • 1995 - 1997
      assistant, professor
      Dean, Victoria, Australia
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