Kazuo Murakami is the director of a research team on mind/heart and genes and an emeritus professor at the University of Tsukuba (Applied biochemistry) in Japan. He was educated at Kyoto University in Japan, where he received his BA and PhD in biochemistry. His professional fields are 1) biochemistry, molecular biology of cardiovascular disease; and 2) the relationship between mind and genes. Professor Murakami has also written more than 400 chapters and journal articles in the above fields. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work including the Max Plank Research Award (Humboldt Foundation, Germany ) and the Japan Academy Prize (Japan Academy). He has proposed a hypothesis on the interaction between mind/heart and genes and is focusing on the relationship between positive emotion and gene regulation.

This profile was last updated on May 21, 2020

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