Dr. Masanori Hatekeyama
Masanori Hatakeyama received his M.D. (1981) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees from the Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan, and became a research associate at Osaka University (1986-1991). He then finished his postdoctoral studies in molecular oncology with Robert A. Weinberg at the Whitehead Institute, Boston (1991-1994). He is now a professor at the Graduate School of Medicine, Univeristy of Tokyo. Before his current appointment, he was a member and Chief at the Cancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo (1995-1999) and was a professor at the Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University (1999-2009). His current investigations focus on the molecular mechanisms that underlie gastric carcinogenesis. He is also actively investigating regulation of the cell cycle by mitogenic signals.