MIYAZONO Kohei - Tokyo College
東京カレッジ
Distinguished University Professor

MIYAZONO Kohei

Other Affiliations RIKEN/Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Research Interests Tumor biology
01 Description of Research

Prof. Kohei Miyazono has made a number of outstanding achievements in his research on the signaling mechanisms of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), proteins closely involved in progression of cancer, and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), proteins involved in bone and cartilage formation. His research on TGF-β and BMPs has had a great impact on a wide range of fields in life sciences and medicine, and is expected to develop into clinical applications in the future.

02 Short Biography

Born on September 15, 1956

1981       M.D. Medicine (Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)

1989       Ph.D. Medicine (Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)

 

1986-1988            Guest Scientist, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala, Sweden

1988-1990            Assistant of Professor, Third Department of Internal Medicine,

                             The University of Tokyo

1990-1994            Assistant Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research,

                             Uppsala, Sweden

1994-1995            Associate Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research,

                             Uppsala, Sweden

1995-2000            Member and Chief, Department of Biochemistry, The Cancer Institute,

                             Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research

2000-2022         Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Pathology,

                             Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

2009-present         Guest Professor, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research,

                             University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

2011-2019            Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

2019-2021            Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo

2021                     Distinguished University Professor, The University of Tokyo

2022                    Executive Director, RIKEN/Special University Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

03 Major Publications
  1. Nishida J, et al. (2020) Nat. Cell Biol. doi: 10.1038/s41556-020-0491-2.
  2. Kubota SI, et al. (2017) Cell Rep. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.06.010.
  3. Morikawa M, Derynck R, Miyazono K. (2016) Cold Spring Harb. Perspect. Biol. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a021873.
  4. Miyazono K, Kamiya Y, Morikawa M. (2010) J. Biochem. doi: 10.1093/jb/mvp148.
  5. Suzuki HI, et al. (2009) Nature doi: 10.1038/nature08199.
  6. Watabe T, et al. (2003) J. Cell Biol. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200305147.
  7. Koinuma D, et al. (2003) EMBO J. doi: 10.1093/emboj/cdg632.
  8. Heldin C-H, Miyazono, K, ten Dijke P. (1997) Nature doi: 10.1038/37284.
  9. Imamura T, et al. (1997) Nature doi: 10.1038/39355.
  10. Ichijo H, et al. (1997) Science doi: 10.1126/science.275.5296.90.
  11. Rosenzweig BL, et al. (1995) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA doi: 10.1073/pnas.92.17.7632.
  12. ten Dijke P, et al. (1994) J. Biol. Chem. doi: 10.1016/S0021-9258(17)32506-1
  13. ten Dijke P, et al. (1994) Science doi: 10.1126/science.8140412.
  14. Franzén P, et al. (1993) Cell doi: 10.1016/0092-8674(93)90489-d.
  15. Miyazono K, et al. (1988) J. Biol. Chem. doi: 10.1016/S0021-9258(18)68800-3.
04 Honors and Awards

1996      Incitement Award of the Japanese Cancer Association

1997      Erwin von Bälz Prize

1997      Honorary Doctor of Medicine of Uppsala University, Sweden

2000      Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Award

2003      Academic Award of the Mochida Memorial Foundation

2006      Academic Award of the Inoue Foundation of Science

2006      Academic Award of the Japan Medical Association

2008      Takeda Foundation Award

2009      Medal of honor with purple ribbon from the Japanese government

2010      Fujihara Foundation Award

2011      Japan Academy Prize

2011      Academic Award of the Japanese Society of Pathology

2012      AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Fellow

2017      Member of the Japan Academy

2018      The Tomizo Yoshida Prize of the Japanese Cancer Association

2019      Mashimo Memorial Lecture of the Japanese Circulation Society

2019      The Nakahara Memorial Lecture Prize


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