Masao Ito

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Masao Ito (伊藤正男 Itō Masao?, born 1928 in Nagoya, Japan) is a Japanese neuroscientist, and director of the Riken Brain Science Institute.[1] He won the 2006 Gruber Neuroscience Prize[2] and the 1996 Japan Prize.[3] He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1992.[4]


Dr. Ito graduated from the University of Tokyo with an M.D. in 1953 and a Ph.D. in 1959. He was a research fellow at Australian National University from 1959 to 1962. He taught at the University of Tokyo from 1963.[5]


  1. ^ "RIKEN Brain Science Institute". RIKEN. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Author Information: Masao Ito". Pearson Education, FT Press. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Laureates of the Japan Prize: The 1996 (12th) Japan Prize". The Japan Prize Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the Royal Society, 1660 - 2007: A complete listing of all Fellows and Foreign Members since the foundation of the Society, A - J, The Royal Society, Library and Information Services, July 2007, retrieved 19 December 2012 
  5. ^ "MASAO ITO". Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Washington Office. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 

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