Kayo Inaba

Dr Kayo Inaba

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Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations

Research interests: Role of dendritic cells in the initiation and regulation of immune responses

Professional experience

2016–present

Guest Investigator, Rockefeller University, New York

2014–present

Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations, Kyoto University

2014–present

Director, Kyoto University Gender Equality Promotion Center (established in 2014 through the merger of the Center for Women Researchers and the Gender Equality Promotion Office)

2007–2014

Director, Center for Women Researchers, Kyoto University

2009–2012

Assistant to the Vice President for General Affairs, Kyoto University

2003–2005

Dean, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University

1999–2016

Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University, New York

1999–2016

Professor, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University

1992–1999

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

1986–1999

Visiting Associate Professor, Rockefeller University, New York

1982–1986

Visiting Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University, New York

1978–1992

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

Education

1978

Doctor of Science, Kyoto University, Japan

1975

Master of Science, Kyoto University, Japan

1973

Bachelor of Science, Nara Women’s University, Japan

Awards, decorations, and memberships

Feb 2005

Outstanding Merit Award of the Journal of International Immunology

Mar 2014

L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science

July 2014

The Kyoto University Shi-Shi Award

Nov 2014

The Akebono Prize (awarded to women who have made outstanding contributions to Kyoto Prefecture)

Dec 2014

Women Immunologist Award of the Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI)

Nov 2015

Takeda Medical Prize

Nov 2016

Medal with Purple Ribbon (Government of Japan)

  • Board Member, The Japanese Society for Immunology
  • Member, The Society for Leukocyte Biology
  • Member, The New York Academy of Science
  • Member, The American Association of Immunologists