Profile of President Nagahiro Minato

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Research interests and experience

Cancer and immunology

Professional experience

2017–2020 Provost, Kyoto University
2014–2020 Executive Vice-President for Strategy Coordination, Research, Planning, and Hospital Administration, Kyoto University
2010–2014 Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
1992–2016 Professor, Department of Immunology and Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
1999–2009 Professor, Department of Bioregulation, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University (joint appointment)
1990–1992 Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical School
1980–1990 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical School
1977–1980 Research Associate, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
1975–1977 Resident, Chest Disease Research Institute Hospital, Kyoto University
1975 Graduated from the School of Medicine, Kyoto University


1983 Doctor of Medicine (MD, PhD), Kyoto University, Japan
1975 Bachelor of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan

Editorial experience and other activities

2020-present Board Member, The Japan Association of National Universities
2018-present Member, Central Council for Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
2014   President, The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Immunology
2006–2020 Associate Member, Science Council of Japan
2006–present Member, Council of the Japanese Immunology Society
1998–2010 Executive Editor, Immunology Letters, the official journal of the Federation of European Immunology Societies