AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Susumu Tonegawa

April 14th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Susumu Tonegawa

Occupation: Molecular Biologist

Known for: winning the 1987 Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine for the “discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity” (Yipes–Though we can’t quite explain it, at least we can spell it).

After making great strides with his scientific research for over 40 years in the U.S., Tonegawa is returning to his homeland of Japan to incite non-Japanese researchers to come and lead new projects. “The level of science is high,” he says, “but it’s difficult to attract a certain caliber of researchers from overseas.”

The prodigal son returns to boost his father country! We love that kind of Reprzentasian.

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