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Laboratory 2-7 (second floor) Office 2-8
Senior Group Leader, ABO Histo-Blood Groups and Cancer Group
Dr. Yamamoto received a Ph.D. in Developmental and Cellular Biology from the Osaka City University, Japan. After postdoctoral work at SUNY at Stony Brook, he became the Head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory at The Biomembrane Institute in Seattle. He held a joint appointment as a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health, the University of Washington. After a short stint at the California Institute of Biological Research, he joined the Burnham Institute in 1995. At Burnham he collaborated with Dr. Perucho's Laboratory working on epigigenetic events involved in tumorigenesis. For his contribution to the elucidation of the molecular genetic basis of the blood group ABO system, Dr. Yamamoto has received international recognition including the Jean Julliard Prize from the International Society of Blood Transfusion and the Keynote Lecture Award from the Japanese Society of Blood Transfusion. He was recruited to the IMPPC as a Senior Group Leader in 2009. He received the Diplome de Docteur Honoris Causa de Universite de Toulouse, France in 2011.