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Koji Tamura

biophysicist , Molecular biologist

Koji Tamura is a Japanese molecular biologist and biophysicist. Achievements include the discovery of chiral-selective aminoacylation of an RNA minihelix.

Background

Tamura, Koji was born on April 7, 1965 in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Son of Kiyoshi and Hiroko Tamura.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Tokyo, 1989. Master of Science, University of Tokyo, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tokyo, 1994.

Career

Special postdoctoral researcher, RIKEN Institute, Wako, Japan, 1994—1995, research scientist, 1995—2001. Visiting scholar, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, 1999—2001, research associate, 2001—2003, senior research associate, 2003—2006. Associate professor, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan, 2006—2012. Researcher, PRESTO (RNA and Biofunctions) Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Japan, 2008—2012 (Joint Appointment). Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, since 2012.

Achievements

  • Achievements include the discovery of chiral-selective aminoacylation of an Ribonucleic acid minihelix.

Connections

Married Takako Doi; children: Maya Doi, Ken Francis.

father:
Kiyoshi Tamura

mother:
Hiroko Tamura

spouse:
Takako Doi

children:
Maya Doi Tamura

Ken Francis Tamura