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Sen-itiroh Hakomori (箱守仙一郎, Hakomori Sen-itiroh, born 13 February 1929) is a Japanese-American biochemist.

Hakomori was born in Sendai on 13 February 1929, and graduated from Tohoku University Medical College in 1951. He elected for further study in biochemistry under Hajime Masamune. As a Fulbright Scholar, Hakomori also worked with Roger W. Jeanloz. In 1959, Hakomori began teaching at the Tohoku College of Pharmaceutical Science. He returned to the United States in 1964, again working under Jeanloz. In 1966, Hakomori joined the faculty of Brandeis University. He left Massachusetts two years later for a position at the University of Washington.[1] Upon moving to Washington, Hakomori concurrently began work for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and later the Pacific Northwest Research Institute.[2] The Society for Glycobiology gave Hakomori its Karl Meyer Award in 1995.[3] He was elected to membership within the National Academy of Sciences in 2000.[4] Hakomori shared the Society for Glycobiology's 2011 Rosalind Kornfeld Award with Yuan-Chuan Lee.[5]


  1. ^ Fukuda, Minoru; Li, Yu-Teh; Schacter, Harry (April 1996). "Editorial: Dr. Sen-itiroh Hakomori". Glycoconjugate Journal. 13 (2): v–vii. doi:10.1007/BF00731484. PMID 8737234.
  2. ^ "Biography of Professor Senitiroh Hakomori". Glycoconjugate Journal. 20 (3). April 2003. doi:10.1023/B:GLYC.0000024305.01534.39.
  3. ^ "Sen-itiroh Hakomori: 1995 Karl Meyer Award Winner". Society for Glycobiology. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Sen-itiroh Hakomori". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Sen-itiroh Hakomori wins 2011 Rosalind Kornfeld Award". Society for Glycobiology. Retrieved 7 December 2018.