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educator , environmental and food scientist

Yasushi Nakamura, Japanese environmental and food scientist, educator. Achievements include first to identify antimutagens and anticarcinogens isolated from heirloom vegetables in Kyoto and their mechanisms; invention of non-fiber extract of psyllium with anti-tumorigenic effects and method for identifying the same. Recipient Encouragement award, Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society, 2007.

Background

Nakamura, Yasushi was born on December 28, 1967 in Nagoya, Japan.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Kagoshima University, Japan, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, University Shizuoka, Japan, 1996.

Career

Assistant professor Kyoto Prefectural University, 1996—2005, associate professor, since 2005. Visiting scholar Michigan State University, 2000—2002. Research coordinator Kyoto Prefectural Agricultural Research Institute, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to identify antimutagens and anticarcinogens isolated from heirloom vegetables in Kyoto and their mechanisms. Invention of non-fiber extract of psyllium with anti-tumorigenic effects and method for identifying the same.

Membership

Member of Society Toxicology, Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society (Encouragement award 2007).