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Hidehito Kotani

Hidehito Kotani, Japanese biologist, biomedical researcher. Achievements include discovery of use of Ribonucleic acid in gene therapy, anti-histamine for treatment of obesity, novel gene for obesity; patents for prediction of anticancer therapy outcome; research in application of DNA arrays in drug discivery. Fellow Pfizer Post-Doctoral Research awards, Pfizer Inc., 1993.

Background

  • Kotani, Hidehito was born on December 27, 1967 in Ochanomizu, Japan. Son of Chikae Kotani.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Thomas Jefferson University, 1993.

    Career

    • Head of genomics Banyu Tsukuba Research Institute, Japan, 1998—2005. Head of oncology and genomics Banyu Tsukubsa Research Institute, since 2005. Research fellow Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995—1998, Pfizer Central Research, Groton, Connecticut, 1993—1995.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of use of Ribonucleic acid in gene therapy, anti-histamine for treatment of obesity, novel gene for obesity. Patents for prediction of anticancer therapy outcome. Research in application of DNA arrays in drug discivery.

    Works

    • Author: (journals) Roles of Ribonucleic acid in Pairing Event (Avis award, 1993).

    Membership

    Member of Japanese Association of Molecular Biology, Japanese Association of Molecular Cancer Theraputics, The Japanese Cancer Association.

    Connections

    • Married Suwako Ito, December 12, 1993. 1 child Hidetaka Frederick.
    • father: Chikae Kotani Kotani
    • spouse: Suwako Ito
    • child: Hidetaka Frederick Kotani
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    Born December 27, 1967
    (age 49)
    Nationality
    • 1993
      Thomas Jefferson University
    • 1993 - 1995
      research fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
      Groton, Connecticut, United States
    • 1995 - 1998
      research fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1998 - 2005
      Head, of genomics Banyu Tsukuba Research Institute
      Japan
    • 2005
      head, of oncology and genomics Banyu Tsukubsa Research Institute

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