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Cell biologist

Nobutaka Hirokawa, cell biologist. Recipient Seto prize, Japanese Society Electron Microscopy, 1985, Tsukahara prize, Brain Science Foundation, Japan, 1987, Japanese Society Medical Sciences prize, 1991, Uehara prize, Uehara Life Science Foundation, 1995, Asahi prize, Asahi Newspaper Company, 1996, Takeda Medical prize, Takeda Science Foundation, 1998, Fujiwara Foundation prize, 1999. Member of Japan Academy (Japan Academy prize 1999).

Background

Hirokawa, Nobutaka was born on March 25, 1946.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Tokyo Medical School, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Neurobiology and Cell Biology, University Tokyo, 1978.

Career

Assistant professor anatomy University Tokyo Medical School, 1972—1981. Postdoctoral research fellow department physiology University California, San Francisco, 1979—1980. Postdoctoral researcher cell biology and neurobiology Washington University School Medicine, St. Louis, 1981, research assistant professor physiology and biophysics, 1981—1983, associate professor anatomy and neurobiology, 1983.

Professor, chairman anatomy and cell biology University Tokyo, since 1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals. Editor: European Journal Biochemistry, Neuronal Cytoskeleton: Morphogenesis, Transport and Synaptic Transmission, 1994.

Membership

Member of Japan Academy (Japan Academy prize 1999).