Dr. Masashi Emoto
Department of Laboratory Sciences
Gunma University, Japan
He is now a professor of Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences in Japan. He got the professorship in 1993 and his main research theme is NKT cells. Before coming back to Japan, he has worked at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany as a higher ranking senior scientist approx. 10 years with Prof. Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufman, who was a president of International Union of Immunological societies, and published many articles in prestigious journals with high impact factor. Although he is an associate editor in this journal, he also serves as editors in more than 40 journals including Editor-in-Chief.
Identification of new natural ligand(s) for invariant NKT cells and nowadays he has succeeded to determine their chemical structures. Thus, he is a leading scientist in the field of NKT cells.