Shinya Yamanaka

1962 - Today

Shinya Yamanaka

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 477,462 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 353rd most popular physician.

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  • 50.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among physicians, Shinya Yamanaka ranks 352 out of 438Before him are Luigi Carlo Farini, Gustav Hartlaub, Giovanni Battista Grassi, Frances Oldham Kelsey, Giorgio Biandrata, and Ali ibn Ridwan. After him are Charles Estienne, Zilda Arns, Ennio Antonelli, Thomas Horsfield, Hulusi Behçet, and Kazimierz Bein.

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Among people born in 1962, Shinya Yamanaka ranks 86Before him are Felicity Huffman, Carl Cox, Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, Quim Torra, Gina Gershon, and Melissa Sue Anderson. After him are Peng Liyuan, Jordan Peterson, Thomas Gibson, Sheryl Crow, David Bryan, and John Hannah.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Shinya Yamanaka ranks 726 out of 3,113Before him are Yoji Yamada (1931), Takizawa Bakin (1767), Sakuma Shōzan (null), Shūji Terayama (1935), Michio Ashikaga (1950), and Gosho Aoyama (1963). After him are Unkei (1151), Kiyoura Keigo (1850), Sanjō Sanetomi (1837), Moriteru Ueshiba (1951), Naoya Shiga (1883), and Michio Yasuda (1949).


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

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