Dr. Tasuku Honjo - Basic Sciences Presentation
The 2017 Kyoto Prize Symposium - Basic Sciences Presentation featuring Dr. Tasuku Honjo will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at UC San Diego's Price Center East Ballroom.
Dr. Tasuku Honjo (Basic Sciences) Medical Scientist, Professor, Kyoto University has elucidated the mechanism for the functional diversification of antibodies by clarifying Class Switch Recombination and its responsible enzyme, AID. He also identified several important immunoregulatory molecules, including PD-1, whose function has led to the development of effective cancer immunotherapy. His discoveries and their clinical applications have significantly influenced research in the life sciences and medicine, resulting in eminent contributions to human welfare.
-University of California, San Diego