Masao Ito

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Masao Ito
Born (1928-12-04) December 4, 1928 (age 88)[1]
Nagoya, Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Awards Japan Academy Prize (1986)
Japan Prize
Gruber Prize in Neuroscience
Scientific career
Fields Neuroscience

Masao Ito (伊藤 正男, Itō Masao, born December 4, 1928) is a Japanese neuroscientist, and director of the Riken Brain Science Institute.[2] He won the 2006 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience[3] and the 1996 Japan Prize.[4] He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1992.[5]


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.[6]


  1. ^ Dr. Masao Ito.
  2. ^ "RIKEN Brain Science Institute". RIKEN. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Author Information: Masao Ito". Pearson Education, FT Press. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Laureates of the Japan Prize: The 1996 (12th) Japan Prize". The Japan Prize Foundation. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  5. ^ 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 (PDF), The Royal Society, Library and Information Services, July 2007, retrieved 19 December 2012 
  6. ^ "MASAO ITO". Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Washington Office. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 

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