Assistant Professor Yoshitane receives Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award - School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Dec 10, 2020

Assistant Professor Yoshitane receives Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award

Professor Yoshitaka Fukada, Department of Biological Sciences



Associate Prof. Hikari Yoshitane


Assistant Professor Hikari Yoshitane, Graduate Department of Biological Sciences, has received the Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award from the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

The Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award is an international award that calls for scientists from around the world to submit outstanding ideas that aim to resolve problems faced by aging societies, which are growing worldwide. The award is given to researchers whose ideas not only address longevity but also have real-world applications and are expected to make a significant contribution to extending healthy life expectancy. Assistant Professor Yoshitane was given the award for his research idea on “Age-related Physiological Dysfunction Based on Clock Aging”.

Assistant Professor Yoshitane specializes in the molecular mechanism of the circadian clock. Dysfunction of the circadian clock causes aging-associated symptoms at the individual level. Therefore, Assistant Professor Yoshitane is conducting research using mice to investigate whether a part of the phenomenon of aging is caused by age-related circadian clock abnormality or “clock aging”. He intends to shed light on the molecular mechanisms of aging-associated symptoms being caused by clock aging, with the aim to apply this research to humans in the future.

I would like to extend my congratulations to Assistant Professor Yoshitane on this occasion and look forward to his continued success.


For more information, please visit the U.S. National Academy of Medicine Catalyst Award website.

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