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Norimoto Murai

Norimoto Murai, Japanese plant molecular biologist, educator. Named Honors Researcher, Phi Delta Kappa, 1989; grantee Fulbright Foundation, 1968, Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, 1984, Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, 1988, 89, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, Monsanto Company Fund, 1992, 93, United States Department Agriculture, 1995, Rockefeller Foundation, 1995-1996; Fulbright scholar.


  • Murai, Norimoto was born on March 4, 1944 in Sapporo, Japan. Came to the United States, 1968. Son of Nobuo and Hideko (Odagiri) Murai.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Hokkaido University, 1966. Master of Science, Hokkaido University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1973.


    • Research associate department botany University Wisconsin, Madison, 1974-1978, project associate department bacteriology, 1979, postdoctoral fellow department plant pathology, 1980-1982. Laboratory head department molecular biology National Institute Agrobiol. Resources, Tsukuba, Japan, 1983-1984.

      Associate professor plant pathology and crop physiology Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1985-1992, professor, since 1992. Adjunct professor biochemistry, full member graduate faculty and interdependent studies in plant physiology and genetics Louisiana State University. Member study section on minority biomedical research support program National Institutes of Health, 1993.

      Grant reviewer United States Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health.


    • Reviewer manuscripts Genome, Protein Engineering, Plant Cell, Plant Physiological, Planta, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Cell Report, Australia Journal Plant Physiological.


    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Plant Biologists, International Society Plant Molecular Biology, Japan Molecular Biology Association, Crop Science Society of America, Fulbright Association, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Delta Kappa.



    Running, skiing, gardening, golf, tennis.


    • Married Andreana Lisca, November 14, 1977. 1 child, Naoki.
    • father: Nobuo Murai
    • mother: Hideko (Odagiri) Murai
    • spouse: Andreana Lisca
    • child: Naoki Murai
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    Born March 4, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      Hokkaido University
    • 1968
      Hokkaido University
    • 1973
      University Wisconsin
    • 1974 - 1978
      Research associate, department botany University Wisconsin
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      laboratory head, department molecular biology National Institute Agrobiol. Resources
      Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    • 1985 - 1992
      associate, professor plant pathology and crop physiology Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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