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Osaka University Distinguished Professors

The title of Osaka University Distinguished Professor is awarded to Osaka University professors and those who have previously held the title of Osaka University Distinguished Professor, have received prestigious awards such as the Nobel Prize, Order of Cultural Merit, Fields Medal, Person of Cultural Merit, The Japan Academy Prize, The Japan Academy Duke of Edinburgh Prize, Japan Art Academy Prize, The Japan Prize, Medal with Purple Ribbon, the Kyoto Prize, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award, among others, and serve a pioneering role in the promotion of education, research, and social contribution at the university.


NameAffiliation / Title
Year Awarded

審良静男教授

AKIRA Shizuo

Specially Appointed Professor (Full-time), International Advanced Research Institute (IARI) Immunology Frontier Research Center

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor AKIRA, click  here.

   The website for Professor AKIRA's laboratory can be found here.

2017

伊川正人教授

IKAWA Masahito

Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor IKAWA, click here.

   The website for the Department of Experimental Genome Research can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

石井優教授

ISHII Masaru

Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor ISHII, click here.

   The website for the Department of Immunology and Cell Biology can be found here.

2017

Prof. Ishigro

ISHIGURO Hiroshi

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor ISHIGURO, click here.

   The website for the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory can be found here.

2017

Prof. Ohta

OHTA Shin-ichi

Professor, Graduate School of Science

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor OHTA, click here.

  Professor OHTA's webpage can be found here.

2017

大竹文雄教授

OHTAKE Fumio

Professor, Graduate School of Economics

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor OHTAKE, click here.

   Professor OHTAKE's webpage can be found here.

2017

Prof. Ogi

OGI Hirotsugu

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor Ogi, click here.

   The website for the Quantum Measurement & Instrumentation Lab can be found here.(link in Japanese)

2017

菊地和也教授

KIKUCHI Kazuya

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor KIKUCHI, click here.

   The website for Professor KIKUCHI's laboratory can be found here.

2017

Prof. Kinoshita

KINOSHITA Taroh

Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Disease

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor KINOSHITA, click here.

   The website for the Yabumoto Department of Intractable Disease Research can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2018

熊ノ郷淳教授

KUMANOGOU Atsushi

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor KUMANOGOU, click here.

   The website for the Department of Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Immunology can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

児玉了祐教授

KODAMA Ryousuke

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor KODAMA, click here.

   The website for Professor KODAMA's laboratory can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

小林研介教授

KOBAYASHI Kensuke

Professor, Graduate School of Science

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor KOBAYASHI, click here.

   The website for Professor KOBAYASHI's laboratory can be found here.

2017

坂口志文教授

SAKAGUCHI Shimon

Specially Appointed Professor (Full-time), IARI Immunology Frontier Research Center

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor SAKAGUCHI, click here.

   The website for Experimental Immunology can be found here.

2017

関谷毅教授

SEKITANI Tsuyoshi

Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor SEKITANI, click here.

   The website for Professor SEKITANI's laboratory can be found here.

2017

竹田 潔教授

TAKEDA Kiyoshi

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor TAKEDA, click here.

   The website for Professor TAKEDA's laboratory can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

堤康央教授

TSUTSUMI Yasuo

Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor TSUTSUMI, click here.

   The website for the Department of Toxicology and Safety Science can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

Prof. Nagai

NAGAI Takeharu

Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor NAGAI, click here.

   The website for Professor NAGAI's laboratory can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

長田重一教授

NAGATA Shigekazu

Professor, Biochemistry and Immunology, IARI Immunology Frontier Research Center

 For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor NAGATA, please click here.

 The website for Professor NAGATA's laboratory can be found here.

2017

中野貴由教授

NAKANO Takayoshi

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor NAKANO, please click here.

   The website for Professor NAKANO's laboratory can be found here.

2017

原隆浩教授

HARA Takahiro

Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor HARA, please click here.

   The website for Professor HARA's laboratory can be found here.

2017

原田 明教授

HARADA Akira

Specially Appointed Professor (Full-time), Graduate School of Science

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor HARADA, please click here.

   The website for the HARADA Group can be found here.

2017

古川貴久教授

FURUKAWA Takahisa

Professor, Institute for Protein Research

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor FURUKAWA, please click here.

   The website for Professor FURUKAWA's laboratory can be found here.

2017

松島法明教授

MATSUSHIMA Noriaki

Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor MATSUSHIMA, please click here.

   Distinguished Professor MATSUSHIMA's website can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

三浦雅博教授

MIURA Masahiro

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor MIURA, please click here.

   The website for Professor MIURA's laboratory can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

村上靖彦教授

Photo by: IZUMI Kakeru

MURAKAMI Yasuhiko

Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor MURAKAMI, please click here.

2017

柳田敏雄教授

YANAGIDA Toshio

Specially Appointed Professor (Full-time), Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences

  For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor YANAGIDA, please click here.

   The website for Professor YANAGIDA's laboratory can be found here.

2017

Prof. Yamasaki

YAMASAKI Sho

Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

  For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor YAMASAKI, please click here.

   The website for Yamasaki Lab, Department of Molecular Immunology can be found here.

2017

山下俊英教授

YAMASHITA Toshihide

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor YAMASHITA, please click here.

   The website for the Department of Molecular Neuroscience can be found here.

2017

YAMAMOTO Masahiro

Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor YAMAMOTO, please click here.

   The website for Professor YAMAMOTO's laboratory can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2018

吉森保教授

YOSHIMORI Tamotsu

Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor YOSHIMORI, please click here.

   The website for Professor YOSHIMORI's laboratory can be found here. (link in Japanese)

2017

渡部平司教授

WATANABE Heiji

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

   For a brief personal history of Distinguished Professor WATANABE, please click here.

   The website for Professor WATANABE's laboratory can be found here.

2017

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