Takeo Kubota was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1961. He graduated from the Medical School of Hokkaido University, Japan, in 1985 and received the Medical License in 1985. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Showa University in Tokyo in 1991. Since 1985, Kubota was working in the Division of Pediatrics (Pediatric Neurology) in the Showa University Hospital. In 1991, he started studying genetics in the Nagasaki University in Japan. He was a Research Fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine in USA in April 1993. He was a Research Fellow at the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) in NIH in December 1993 and then at the University of Chicago in 1996. From 1997 to 2000, Kubota was an Assistant Professor of the Shinshu University in Japan. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Laboratory Head of the National Institute of Neuroscience in Tokyo. Since 2003, he has been a Professor of the Department of Epigenetic Medicine at the University of Yamanashi, Japan. He is mainly interested in epigenetics, especially diseases caused by epigenetic failure. He is a Councilor for the Japanese Society of Human Genetics and the Japanese Society of Child Neurology and a Member for American Society of Human genetics.
Biography Updated on 30 March 2011