GS10 Speakers

Takakazu Yokokura


Okinawa Institute Science and Technology Graduate University

Dr. Yokokura is a committee member of Nstsugaku, the Summer School for High and Junior High School Girls that held every summer since 2005 at the National Women’s Education Center, since 2014. He is Group leader of the Okinawa Institute Science and Technology Graduate University where he has been investigating a motor neuron disease, spinal muscular atrophy, from2010. After graduation of Waseda University, the Department of Education in 1990, he completed five years’ doctoral education in Science at Waseda University and obtained the doctoral degree in 1995. He received postdoctoral training at the Osaka Bioscience Institute (Suita, Japan) in 1995-1998 and at the Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University as a fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1998-2001. He worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Cutaneous Biology Research Center (Boston, MA, USA) as research fellow from 2001 and Massachusetts General Hospital, the Cancer Center from 2005-2007. In 2007, he moved to Harvard Medical School, Department of Cell Biology.