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medical educator

Tadamitsu Kishimoto, Japanese medical educator. Achievements include discovery in interleukin 6; pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory disease.

Background

Kishimoto, Tadamitsu was born on May 7, 1939 in Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan. Son of Tadanobu and Yasuko Kishimoto.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Japan, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine, Osaka University Medical School, Japan, 1969.

Career

Research fellow Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1970—1973, assistant professor, 1973—1974. Assistant professor, department medicine Osaka University Medical School, 1974—1979, professor pathology and medicine, 1979-1983, professor immunology, 1983-1991, professor, chairman medicine, 1991-1998, dean, 1995-1997, president, 1997—2003. Professor Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1983—1991.

Visiting professor Lab Immune Regulation Graduate School Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University since 2003. Member Council for Science and Technology Policy at the Cabinet Office, Adjunct professor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University. Chair 7th International Congress on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Asia and the Pacific, 2005.

Lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery in interleukin 6. Pioneering work with collegues to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory disease.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor several articles to peer-reviewed journals. Member of several editorial boards.

Membership

Member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Japan Academy, Japan Society for Immunology (president 1991-1992, council), Japanese Society Allegology (council), International Society for Immunopharmacology (president 1991-1994), International Cytokine Society (president 1994-1995), American Association Immunologists (honorary), American Society Hematology (honorary), International Myeloma Foundation (member Scientific Advisory Board).

Connections

Married Chizuko Tamura, November 4, 1967.

father:
Tadanobu Kishimoto

mother:
Yasuko Kishimoto

spouse:
Chizuko Tamura