Shinya Yamanaka

1962 - Today

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Shinya Yamanaka (山中 伸弥, Yamanaka Shin'ya, born September 4, 1962) is a Japanese stem cell researcher, winner of the Nobel Prize. He serves as the director of Center for iPS Cell (induced Pluripotent Stem Cell) Research and Application and a professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University; as a senior investigator at the UCSF-affiliated J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California; and as a professor of anatomy at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shinya Yamanaka has received more than 539,686 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Shinya Yamanaka is the 390th most popular physician (down from 351st in 2019), the 870th most popular biography from Japan (down from 726th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Japanese Physician.

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Among physicians, Shinya Yamanaka ranks 390 out of 509Before him are Mehmet Oz, Léon Jean Marie Dufour, David Cooper, Scribonius Largus, Bernard de Jussieu, and Friedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen. After him are Jim Yong Kim, Hiraga Gennai, Kiyoshi Shiga, Kusumoto Ine, Paul Gorguloff, and Harry Seeley.

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Among people born in 1962, Shinya Yamanaka ranks 107Before him are Matteo Messina Denaro, Anthony Edwards, Grant Show, Danny Huston, Maia Morgenstern, and Lori Lightfoot. After him are Branko Crvenkovski, Imad Mughniyah, Kim Vilfort, Peter Steele, Sergio Batista, and Michael Weikath.

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Among people born in Japan, Shinya Yamanaka ranks 870 out of 5,560Before him are Yasuhiko Okudera (1952), Gorō Miyazaki (1967), Hide (1964), Toyohiko Kagawa (1888), Peter Doi (1892), and Shunsuke Nakamura (1978). After him are Gyoji Matsumoto (1934), Kabayama Sukenori (1837), Atsuyoshi Furuta (1952), Kazuo Koike (1936), Mayumi Tanaka (1955), and Sekiji Sasano (1915).


Among physicians born in Japan, Shinya Yamanaka ranks 5Before him are Shirō Ishii (1892), Kitasato Shibasaburō (1853), Hakaru Hashimoto (1881), and Tasuku Honjo (1942). After him are Hiraga Gennai (1728), Kiyoshi Shiga (1871), Kusumoto Ine (1827), Shinobu Ishihara (1879), and Akira Endo (1933).