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Hiroyuki Nakai

   
Hiroyuki Nakai, MD, PhD
Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
 
Consortium: CTAR

Project: Gene Therapy for Diabetes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Where are you from originally, and where did you go to school?

I was born in Kyoto, Japan. I attended schools (from elementary school to med/grad school) in Kyoto, Japan.

►What is your current position?

Distinguished Professor of Molecular Medicine
Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

►Why did you decide to become a researcher?

I love to research and think crazily.

►What is the “Big Picture” of what you study?

The overall of my research is to completely understand AAV vector biology.

►What is your favorite aspect of your research?

The more I study AAV and other parvoviruses (my study subject), the more I find things that I want to know more, which is never ending and always exciting.

► What do you hope to achieve with your research?

I would like to turn viruses into more effective and safe medicine to treat various diseases

►What groups are you involved with?

American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

►When not in the lab what are your favorite hobbies/activities?

Playing piano.