Masao Ito (伊藤 正男, Itō Masao, December 4, 1928 – December 18, 2018) was a Japanese neuroscientist, and director of the Riken Brain Science Institute.[2]


Masao Itō
Masao Itō
Masao Itō
Born(1928-12-04)December 4, 1928[1]
DiedDecember 18, 2018(2018-12-18) (aged 90)
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
AwardsJapan Academy Prize (1986)
Japan Prize
Gruber Prize in Neuroscience
Scientific career
FieldsNeuroscience

OverviewsEdit

He won the 2006 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience[3] and the 1996 Japan Prize.[4] He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1992.[5]

LifeEdit

Dr. Ito graduated from the University of Tokyo with an M.D. in 1953 and a Ph.D. in 1959. He was a research fellow at Australian National University from 1959 to 1962. He taught at the University of Tokyo from 1963.[6]

Ito died on 18 December 2018 at the age of 90.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dr. Masao Ito. japanprize.jp
  2. ^ "RIKEN Brain Science Institute". RIKEN. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Author Information: Masao Ito". Pearson Education, FT Press. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Laureates of the Japan Prize: The 1996 (12th) Japan Prize". The Japan Prize Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  5. ^ List of Fellows of the Royal Society, 1660 - 2007: A complete listing of all Fellows and Foreign Members since the foundation of the Society, A - J (PDF), The Royal Society, Library and Information Services, July 2007, retrieved 19 December 2012
  6. ^ "MASAO ITO". Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Washington Office. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  7. ^ Announcement of passing Dr. Masao Ito

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