Log In

Hidehito Kotani

biologist , biomedical researcher

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.

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