Akira Matsuura received his B.S. degree from the University of Tokyo and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. From 1993 to 1994, he worked as a JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo (Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi). He became an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1994. In 2000, he became a Group Leader at the National Institute for Longevity Science. In 2006, he became a Professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiba University. His research fields are molecular cell biology of cell proliferation and senescence. His current interests are regulatory mechanisms of cellular functions that contribute to suppression of cellular senescence.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2012