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Biologist , researcher

Masatoshi Takeichi, biologist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of cadherins, a family of adhesion molecules essential to holding cells together and maintaining multicellular systems. Member of Japanese Cancer Association, Japan Neuroscience Society, Molecular Biology Society Japan, Japan Society for Cell Biology, Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists, American Academy Arts & Sciences (honorary foreign), Japan Academy Sciences.

Background

Takeichi, Masatoshi was born on November 27, 1943.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Nagoya University, 1966. Master of Science in Biology, Nagoya University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, Kyoto University, 1973.

Career

Researcher department embryology Carnegie Institution. Assistant professor, department biophysics, faculty of science Kyoto University, 1970—1978, associate professor, department biophysics, 1978—1986, professor, department biophysics, 1986—1999, professor, department cell and developmental biology, graduate school of biostudies, 1999—2002. Visiting professor National Institute for Basic Biology, 1992—1997.

Head Center for Molecular and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, 1993—1998. Director, professor, head Laboratory for Cell Recognition & Tissue Patterning Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan, since 2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of cadherins, a family of adhesion molecules essential to holding cells together and maintaining multicellular systems.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor article to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Japanese Cancer Association, Japan Neuroscience Society, Molecular Biology Society Japan, Japan Society for Cell Biology, Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists, American Academy Arts & Sciences (honorary foreign), Japan Academy Sciences.