Dr. Yukinori Okada specializes in statistical genetics and has published a number of outstanding results in authoritative peer-reviewed journals. He started his career at The University of Tokyo Hospital and gained valuable experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Broad Institute, located in Massachusetts, USA. He was appointed as a professor at Osaka University in 2016, making him one of the youngest full professors at its School of Medicine.
Professor Okada is a pioneering researcher in his field, a field in which few specialists currently exist in Japan. To honour his remarkable achievements, he has received several awards, such as the Young Scientists’ Prize from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.