Prof Hiroshi Kawamoto
Hiroshi Kawamoto is a Professor of Laboratory of Immunology at Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences (IFLMS), Kyoto University, serving also as the Deputy Director of IFLMS. He is working on the basic research that aims to clarify molecular mechanisms of lineage commitment in early hematopoiesis/lymphpoiesis, as well as on the study for the development of immune cell therapy using regenerated T cells. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University in 1986, and worked as a physician in hospital for three years. He took his doctor course in Hematology Department of Kyoto University from 1989, and then joined Prof. Katsura’s laboratory in Chest Disease Institute (currently IFLMS) from 1994 to 2001 as a visiting researcher, where he started to study the early hematopoiesis and T cell development. In 2001, He became an assistant professor of Prof. Minato’s laboratory in Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University. He was then promoted to be a team leader of RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Yokohama, in 2002. In RIKEN, in parallel with the basic research, he has started the study on regenerative medicine. He moved to Kyoto University in 2012.