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Daisuke Yamamoto

Daisuke Yamamoto, Japanese life science researcher, educator. Achievements include isolation of drosophila mutants defective in sexual behavior. Recipient Brain Science award Brain Science Foundation, Tokyo, 1994.

Background

  • Yamamoto, Daisuke was born on March 12, 1954 in Tokyo. Son of Tatsuro and Maki (Okada) Yamamoto.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Tokyo University Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Japan, 1976. Master of Arts, Tokyo University Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Japan, 1978. Doctor of Science, University Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan, 1981.

    Career

    • Junior researcher Mitsubishi Kasei Institute Life Sciences, Machida, Japan, 1980-1989, senior researcher Japan, 1989-1999, director ERATO Yamamoto project Japan, 1994-1999. Fellow Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, 1981-1983. Visiting scientist Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, United States, 1993, University Paris XI, Orsay, France, 1994-1996.

      Professor Waseda University School Human Science, since 1999. Professor School of Science Engineering Waseda University, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include isolation of drosophila mutants defective in sexual behavior.

    Works

    • Author: Molecular Genetics of Instinct, 1994, Molecular Dynamics in the Developing Drosophila Eye, 1996, Brain and Memory, 1997, Genes Controlling Behavior, 1997, The Changing Brain, 1999. Member editorial board Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, since 1983.

    Connections

    • Married Sumiko Hara, May 6, 1985. Children: Asami, Kinumi.
    • father: Tatsuro Yamamoto
    • mother: Maki (Okada) Yamamoto
    • spouse: Sumiko Hara
    • children: Asami Yamamoto
    • Kinumi Yamamoto
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    Born March 12, 1954
    (age 63)
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    • 1976
      Tokyo University Agriculture and Technology
    • 1978
      Tokyo University Agriculture and Technology
    • 1981
      University Hokkaido
    • 1980 - 1989
      Junior researcher, Mitsubishi Kasei Institute Life Sciences
      Machida, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1981 - 1983
      fellow, Northwestern University Medical School
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1993
      visiting scientist, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    • 1994 - 1996
      visiting scientist, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      Orsay, Centre, France
    • 1999
      professor, Waseda University School Human Science
    • 2003
      professor, School Science Engineering Waseda University
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