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Medical researcher

Mikio Tomida, Japanese medical researcher. Achievements include discovery that interferon stimulates induction of differentiation of mouse and human leukemic cells; purification and cloning of differentiation-stimulating factor (D-factor)/ leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF).

Background

Tomida, Mikio was born on March 5, 1948 in Seto, Aichi, Japan. Son of Masao and Miyoko (Kato) Tomida.

Education

Bachelor of Science., University Toyama, Japan, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1975.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Cancer Institute, Tokyo, 1975-1976. Research scientist Saitama (Japan) Cancer Center Research Institute, since 1976. Visiting assoc researcher, University California, San Francisco, 1988-1989.

Visiting science specialist Genentech, Inc., S. San Francisco, 1988-1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery that interferon stimulates induction of differentiation of mouse and human leukemic cells. Purification and cloning of differentiation-stimulating factor (D-factor)/ leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF).

Connections

Married Yuko Iwasaki, December 23, 1980. Children: Misumi, Masayuki.

father:
Masao Tomida

mother:
Miyoko (Kato) Tomida

spouse:
Yuko Iwasaki

child:
Misumi Tomida

child:
Masayuki Tomida