Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan, 1963; Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology, University California, San Diego, 1968.
Research assistant University California, San Diego, 1963—1964, teaching assistant, 1964—1968. Postdoctoral fellow Salk Institute Biological Studies, 1969—1971. Staff Basel Institute Immunology, Switzerland, 1971—1981.
Whitehead professor biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981—1994, Picower professor biology and neuroscience, since 1994, director Rikagaku Kenkyūsho-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Neurosci. Research Center. Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, since 1988.
Founding director Picower Institute Learning & Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994—2006. Director Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Japan, since 2009.
Member of National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Scandinavian Society Immunology (honorary), American Association Immunologists (honorary).
Married Mayumi Yoshinari, September 28, 1985. Children: Hidde, Hanna, Satto.