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Molecular biologist , evolutionary biologist

Kazuhiko Ohshima, Japanese molecular biologist, computational biologist, evolutionary biologist. Achievements include research in initial stage of domain shuffling; discovery of concordant amplification of processed pseudogenes and Alu repeats in ancestral primates; discovery of structural signature of SINEs responsible for their amplification in the genome. Recipient Young Scientist Initiative award, Society Evolutionary Studies, Japan, 2007.

Background

Ohshima, Kazuhiko was born on January 27, 1967 in Japan.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University Tsukuba, 1991. Master of Science, University Tsukuba, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology, Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School Bioscience and Biotechnology, 1995.

Career

Assistant professor Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1996—1997, lecturer, 1997—2004. Associate professor Nagahama Institute Bio-Science and Technology, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in initial stage of domain shuffling. Discovery of concordant amplification of processed pseudogenes and Alu repeats in ancestral primates. Discovery of structural signature of SINEs responsible for their amplification in the genome.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Shogi.