Shinya Yamanaka
#5133 Overall Influence

Shinya Yamanaka

Japanese stem cell researcher

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Shinya Yamanaka is the director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (iPS – induced Pluripotent Stem Cell), senior investigator for the J. David Gladstone Institutes, a professor for Kyoto University’s Institute for Frontier Medical Services, and a professor of anatomy for the University of California at San Francisco. He studied at Osaka Kyoiku University before earning his M.D. at Kobe University and his Ph.D. from Osaka City University Graduate School. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at National Osaka Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship for the J. David Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease.

When it appeared that being a surgeon wasn’t really his strength, he went into research at Nara Institute of Science and Technology. So began his career as a professor and researcher that earned him a Nobel Prize in 2012.

In 2012, Yamanaka and his colleague, Sir John B. Gurdon, were recognized with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work with stem cells that found that mature cells could become pluripotent, if reprogrammed correctly.

His work has also been recognized with a Kyoto Prize, Balzan Prize for Stem Cells, Wolf Prize in Medicine, Millennium Technology Prize, and a Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

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is a Japanese stem cell researcher, winner of the Nobel Prize. He serves as the director of Center for iPS Cell Research and Application and a professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University; as a senior investigator at the UCSF-affiliated J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California; and as a professor of anatomy at University of California, San Francisco . Yamanaka is also a past president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research .

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Kobe University
Kobe University

Higher education institution in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

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University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco

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Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Higher education institution in Nara Prefecture, Japan

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Kyoto University
Kyoto University

National university located in Kyoto, Japan

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Osaka City University
Osaka City University

Higher education institution in Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#188 World Rank
Medical
#418 World Rank
Biology
#6525 World Rank
Physics