Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D.

Tasuku Honjo

 Brief Bio

Dr. Honjo is a professor emeritus at Kyoto University and distinguished professor and deputy director-general at the Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study. After earning his M.D. in 1966, Dr. Honjo was a research fellow in the United States from 1971 to 1974 at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the National Institutes of Health. He received his Ph.D. in 1975 from Kyoto University, where he has served on the faculty since 1984. Previously he was a faculty member at The Tokyo University (1974–1979) and Osaka University (1979–1984).

 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2018, with James P. Allison for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation

 AAI Service History

Joined: 1988

 Awards and Honors

  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2018
  • Distinguished Fellow, AAI, 2019

 Institutional/Biographical Links

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