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Hamaguchi
Michinari Hamaguchi
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President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
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Michinari Hamaguchi earned his PhD in medicine from Nagoya University. He was appointed Research Associate at the Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1980, and since then, he had been working at Nagoya University, except for the time he pursued his research at the Rockefeller University in the U.S. from 1985-1988. He served as the President of Nagoya University from Apr. 2009 – Mar. 2015 before becoming the President of JST in Oct. 2015. His scholarly interest is Pathological Medical Chemistry. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan.

Education

  • 1980: Received Degrees of M.D., Ph.D.
  • 1976–80: Post graduate studies at Nagoya University
  • 1975–76: Physician at Ogaki Municipal Hospital
  • 1975: Graduated Nagoya University School of Medicine 

Professional Career 

  • 2015-present: President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) 
  • 2015-present: Chairperson of the Council for Science and Technology, MEXT, Japan 
  • 2015: Special Advisor to the President, Nagoya University 
  • 2009-2015: President, Nagoya University 
  • 2005-2009: Dean, Nagoya University School of Medicine/Graduate School of Medicine
  • 2004-05: Director, Supporting Center for Medical Research and Education 
  • 2003-present: Professor, Division of Cancer Biology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine 
  • 2002-2003: Director, Research Institute for Disease Mechanism and Control, Nagoya University School of Medicine 
  • 1997-2001: Director, Radio Isotope Center Medical School Branch 
  • 1993-2003: Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathogenesis, Nagoya University School of Medicine 1985-88: Research Associate, Rockefeller University 
  • 1984-93: Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Pathogenesis, Research Institute for Disease Mechanism and Control, Nagoya University School of Medicine 
  • 1980-84: Research Associate, Cancer Research Institute, Nagoya University School of Medicine 

Academic Affiliations 

  1. Board Member, Japanese Cancer Association 
  2. Member, American Association for Cancer Research 

Awards and Honors 

  • 2015: Royal Order of SAHAMETREI Officer Class (From the government of Kingdom of Cambodia) 
  • 2015: The Award for the Justice Cause of the Ministry of Justice (From Ministry of Justice, Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
  • 2014: Polar Star Medal of Mongolia 
  • 2011: Honorary Doctorate, Poland Gdansk University 
  • 2010: Honorary Doctorate, Mongolian National University of Science and Technology
  • 2009: Honorary Doctorate, Sungkyunkwan University