Wellcome to Professor Hiro Nakauchi

Hiro Nakauchi obtained his M.D. from Yokohama City University School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in immunology from University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine.  He isolated CD8 genes during his post-doc period at the Laboratory of Prof. Leonard Herzenberg, Stanford University. After coming back to Japan, he started working on hematopoietic stem cells in his laboratory in RIKEN. In 1994, he became Professor of Immunology in the University of Tsukuba where he determined the phenotype of mouse hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and succeeded in bone marrow reconstitution by single HSCs.  Since April 2002, he has been a Professor of Stem Cell Therapy in the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo (IMSUT).  In 2008, he was appointed as a director of newly established Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in IMSUT.  Goals of his work are to clarify the mechanism of stem cell self-renewal and to contribute to the cell/gene therapy and regenerative medicine.

Anyone wishing to meet with Professor Nakauchi should contact the Principal Secretary, Genevieve Blais.

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