Tasuku Honjo Biography
Tasuku Honjo is a Japanese immunologist and winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with James P. Allison for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
In 1966, he completed his MD from the Faculty of Medicine of Kyoto University. In 1974, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Medical Faculty of Tokyo University, Japan. In 1975, he earned his PHD in Medical Chemistry from Kyoto University.
Between 1979 and 1984, he was Professor of Genetics in the Medical Faculty of Osaka University, Japan. From 1984 to 2005, he was Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan.
Dr. Tasuku Honjo is Distinguished Professor of Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study and concurrently Professor of Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University, and also Chairman of Board of Directors, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation.
Tasuku Honjo Age
He was born on January 27, 1942 in Kyoto City, Japan.
Tasuku Honjo Nationality
He is a Japanese.
Tasuku Honjo Awards
Dr. Honjo has received many awards, including Noguchi Hideyo-Memorial Award for Medicine (1981), Asahi Prize (1982), The Imperial Prize and the Japan Academy Prize (1996), Person of Cultural Merit (2000), Foreign Associate of U.S. National Academy of Sciences (2001), Thomson Leading Japanese Scientists in Emerging Research Fronts (2004), Robert Koch Prize (2012), Order of Culture, Japan (2013), Tang Prize, Biopharmaceutical Science Award (2014), William B. Coley Award (2014), JCA-CHAAO Award (2014), Richard V. Smalley, MD Memorial Award (2015), Kyoto Prize (2016), The Keio Medical Science Prize (2016), Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award in Biomedicine (2016), The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award(2016), Warren Alpert Foundation Prize (2017), Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with James P. Allison for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation (2018)
The 2018 #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” pic.twitter.com/gk69W1ZLNI
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 1, 2018
Tasuku Honjo Net Worth
The Nobel Prize is worth $1,012,297.05 and will be split between the two winners.