Prof. Masahisa Nakada
Masahisa Nakada was born in 1959 in Tokyo, Japan. He received his B.S. (1982) and M.S. (1984) degrees from The University of Tokyo, and was appointed Assistant Professor at The University of Tokyo during his Ph.D. course in 1987. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1988 from The University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof. Masaji Ohno and joined Prof. Shibasaki’s group in 1991. After spending one year and four months from the beginning of FY1992 as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. K. C. Nicolaou at The Scripps Research Institute, USA, he was promoted to Associate Professor at Waseda University in 1995. Since 2000, he has been a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Waseda University. His research interests include total synthesis of bioactive complex natural products, asymmetric catalysis, new synthetic reactions, and chemical biology. He was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society Award for Young Scientist (1997) and SSOCJ Astellas Award for Organic Chemistry in Life Science 2008.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Ohkubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
E-mail: mnakadaatwaseda.jp (at=@))