Professor Shin Kaneko is in charge of TMRC’s Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Laboratory. His specialty is genetic modification of pluripotent stem cells and induction of immune cells, and he is conducting research aimed at its therapeutic application.
Professor Kaneko graduated from the University of Tsukuba School of Medicine in 1995 and obtained a doctor’s license. After working as a resident of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tsukuba Hospital, he entered the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tsukuba and obtained a doctorate in medicine in 2002. After working as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2002 and a lecturer in the Department of Hematology, University of Tsukuba in 2003, he studied abroad at the San Rafaele Institute in Italy from 2005 to 2008. After returning to Japan in 2008, he became an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Tokyo, an Associate Professor at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University in 2012, and a professor at the University of Tsukuba under the cross-appointment system with Kyoto University from 2020.
Professor Kaneko received the Japan Society for Hematology Young Investigator’s Award in 2002, the Japan Society for Gene Therapy Encouragement Award in 2010, and the Japan Society for Regenerative Medicine Innovation Award in 2012.
Professor Kaneko comes to TMRC as a highly valuable addition, impacting advancements of important cancer immunotherapy and immunology research efforts.