Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science
JAPANESE

Professor Sotaro Uemura

上村 想太郎

Professor Sotaro Uemura

Profile

Education

2001-2004 Ph.D. in Biophysics, Waseda University, Integrative Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering (Grade skipping)
2000-2001 M.S. in Biophysics, Waseda University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
1996-2000 B.S. in Biophysics, Waseda University, School of Science and Engineering

Professional Career

2014 – present Professor
The University of Tokyo, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science
2013 – 2014 Team Leader
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Division of Genomic Technologies, Japan
2011 – 2013 Unit Leader
Omics Science Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Japan
2009 – 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow (Joseph Puglisi lab)
Department of Structural Biology,
Stanford University, U.S.A.
2007 – 2011 Researcher of Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2006 – 2009 Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
The University of Tokyo, Japan
2005 – 2006 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2004 – 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow (Steven Chu lab)
Department of Physics,
Stanford University, U.S.A.
2002 – 2005 Predoctoral Fellowship
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Awards

2016 Young Global Leader 2016, World Economic Forum
2011 Commendation by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (The Young Scientist’s Prize)
2009 Research Award, Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology, Japan
2006 Early Research in Biophysics Award, The Biophysical Society of Japan
2004 Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists, Inoue Foundation of Science, Japan