Shinya Yamanaka

Shinya Yamanaka (山中 伸弥,Yamanaka Shin'ya?, born September 4, 1962) is a Japanese Nobel Prize -winning stem cell researcher. He serves as the director of Center for iPS 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). Yamanaka is also a past president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).