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Tairo Oshima

Tairo Oshima, Japanese biochemistry educator, dean. Member Japanese Bio-chemical Society (councillor since 1986, research promotion prize 1973), International Society Study Origin Life (councillor 1980-1983), Tokyo Institute of Technology (councillor 1989-1994, vice president since 1994).

Background

  • Oshima, Tairo was born on February 13, 1935 in Tokyo. Son of Kenzo and Hanako (Watanabe) Oshima.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Tokyo University, 1958. Master of Science, Tokyo University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Tokyo University, 1965.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow department biochemistry Tokyo University, 1963-1964, assistant professor department biochemistry, 1964-1972. Postdoctoral fellow National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California, 1965-1967. Postdoctoral fellow department molecular biology Einstein College, New York City, 1967-1968.

      Division director Institute Life Science Mitsubishi-Kasei, Tokyo, 1972-1983. Professor biochemistry department life science, faculty dean Tokyo Institute, Yokohama, Japan, since 1983.

    Works

    • Editor Journal Biochemistry, 1980, Origins Life, 1986-1991. Member editorial board Applied Environmental Microbiology, since 1987.

    Membership

    Member Japanese Bio-chemical Society (councillor since 1986, research promotion prize 1973), International Society Study Origin Life (councillor 1980-1983), Tokyo Institute of Technology (councillor 1989-1994, vice president since 1994).

    Connections

    • Married Yumiko Kajita, September 19, 1966. Children: Kenro, Ikuro, Yuko.
    • father: Kenzo Oshima
    • mother: Hanako (Watanabe) Oshima
    • spouse: Yumiko Kajita
    • children: Kenro Oshima
    • Ikuro Oshima
    • Yuko Oshima
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    Born February 13, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1958
      Tokyo University
    • 1960
      Tokyo University
    • 1965
      Tokyo University
    • 1965 - 1967
      postdoctoral fellow, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center
      California, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      postdoctoral fellow, department molecular biology Einstein College
    • 1972 - 1983
      division director, Institute Life Science Mitsubishi-Kasei
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 1983
      professor, biochemistry department life science
      Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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