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