Hideyuki Okano received M.D. in Physiology from Keio University in 1983. In 1989, he held post doctoral position at Johns Hopkins University Medical School. He has appointed full professors at Tsukuba University School of Medicine in 1994, Osaka University in 1997, and returned to Keio University Medical School in 2001. Since 2007, he had been a Dean of Keio University Graduate School of Medicine until April, 2015. He assumed the post of a Dean of Keio University School of Medicine in April, 2015.He has been conducting basic research in the field of neural stem cells and iPS cells, spinal cord repair, and RNA binding proteins. He has awarded numbers of awards and honors including the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2009. Currently, he is aim to establish and characterize patients-specific iPS cells and transgenic non-human primate models for neuroscience research and neurological/psychiatric disorders.
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