Kazushige Tanabe holds the Bachelor of Education degree (Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, 1970), M.S. degree (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1973), and Ph.D. degree (Kyushu University, 1976). Tanabe worked as a Research Associate, Department of Geology, Kyushu University, from 1976 to 1980; Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science, Ehime University, from 1980 to 1986; Associate Professor, Geological Institute, The University of Tokyo, from 1986 to 1992; Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary science, The University of Tokyo, from 1992 to 2012; Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo, and Project Researcher, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo, from 2012 till now. His research interests include comparative morphology and anatomy of modern and fossil cephalopod mollusks, and marine biology and ecology of bivalve mollusks. His committee career includes the following: Councilor, The Palaeontological Society of Japan, from 1987 to present; Subcommittee on Paleontology, Science Council of Japan, from 1992 to 2000; Coeditor, Paleontological Research, from 2000 to 2003; Associate Editor, Paleontological Research, from 2003 to present; Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Island Arc, from 2004 to 2006; Member of the Organizing Committee, Japan Geoscience Union, from 2005 to present; Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History, from 2006 to present; Fellow, The Paleontological Society, from 2011 to present. Tanabe received the following prizes: 1975, Best Article Award, The Palaeontological Society of Japan; 1982, Academic Award, The Palaeontological Society of Japan; 2010, Society Award, The Palaeontological Society Japan (Yokoyama Medal).
Biography Updated on 2 November 2012