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Engineering educator

Takashi Kato, Japanese engineering educator. Achievements include discovery of thrombopoietin, a hematopoietic glycoprotein for platelet production; development of recombinant human erythropoietin as a therapeutic agent in Japan and Asia; research in quantitation methods for thrombopoietin in human blood; research in megakaryocytopoiesis and platelet production; research in molecular and cellular biology in amphibian hematopoiesis.

Background

Kato, Takashi was born on September 13, 1956 in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1980. Master of Science in Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1982. Doctor of Science in Science, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1997.

Career

Research scientist applied Bioscience laboratory Kirin Brewery Limited company, Maebashi, Japan, 1982, research scientist, pharmaceutical research laboratory, 1982—1994, senior research scientist Maebashi, Takasaki, 1994—2000, senior research scientist, research head hematology and oncology, 2000—2002, chief scientist, section head of research planning, 2002. Professor Waseda University, Shinjyuku-ku, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of thrombopoietin, a hematopoietic glycoprotein for platelet production. Development of recombinant human erythropoietin as a therapeutic agent in Japan and Asia. Research in quantitation methods for thrombopoietin in human blood.

    Research in megakaryocytopoiesis and platelet production. Research in molecular and cellular biology in amphibian hematopoiesis.