Koji Hisatake studied at the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Japan, where he obtained his M.D. degree in 1985. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in 1991 from studies on rDNA transcription from the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo. In 1991–1994, he worked on the general transcription factors of RNA polymerase II at the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University in New York, USA. He then moved to the Department of Biochemistry at Saitama Medical University as a Lecturer and is currently a Professor at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba. His main areas of research are the regulatory mechanism of eukaryotic transcription, especially in the context of chromatin, as well as the epigenetic regulation of iPS induction.
Biography Updated on 27 September 2011