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Information Session: JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan

by Graduate Division

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Wed, May 25, 2022

12 PM – 1 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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Are you interested in research, collaboration and travel opportunities in Japan?

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the largest research-funding agency in Japan. Hundreds of funding opportunities are available to all fields (social-science, humanities, STEM, multi-disciplinary) for research at all Japanese Universities and public research institutions:

* Pre-PhD students (summer and short-term fellowships)
* Postdocs (summer, short and long term fellowships)
* Faculty fellowships at junior, mid-career and senior levels (short and long term)

No Japanese language ability is required! If you want to know more, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about funding options directly from the alumni and staff of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

This session will be recorded and distributed to all registrants after the session.

Speakers

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Suzanne A. Blum, PhD

Professor of Chemistry

UCI Irvine

Suzanne A. Blum is currently a Professor of Chemistry. She has been recognized with a Humboldt Fellowship, JSPS Fellowship, and National Science Foundation Career Award, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research interests include mechanistic and synthetic studies of chemical reactions. She received a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Michigan, working with Prof. Edwin Vedejs, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Professors Robert G. Bergman and Jonathan A. Ellman. After an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor Christopher T. Walsh at the Harvard Medical School, she joined the Chemistry Department at the University of California, Irvine, in 2006.

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Derek Dunn-Rankin, PhD

Professor (Emeritus)

UCI Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Derek Dunn-Rankin is a professor (emeritus) and former Chair in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is a faculty director for the UCI Masters of Engineering Program and of CAMP, the California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, a program designed to increase minority representation in science and technology. Dr. Dunn-Rankin’s research is in novel concepts in combustion and energy, droplet and sprays, and applications of laser diagnostic techniques to practical engineering systems. He has been the faculty advisor for 35 Ph.D. and 70 M.S. graduates at UCI since joining the faculty there in 1987. He received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship in 2008 and the Oppenheim Prize of the Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems in 2013.

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Yusaku Nakabeppu

Director

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco Office

Yusaku Nakabeppu is the current director of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco Office, and came to Berkeley in April, 2022. Prior to this position, he was a professor at the Division of Neurofunctional Genomics, Department of Immunobiology and Neuroscience, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, Japan since 1997. He has been exploring mechanisms protecting our genomes from damage caused by reactive oxygen species. He especially focuses on mutagenesis in proliferative cells and carcinogenesis, as well as cell death in postmitotic cells and neurodegeneration including Alzheimer’s disease. He was awarded the 2018 Kihara Prize of the Genetic Society of Japan for his study on “Defense mechanisms against the dysfunction resulting from damage to the genome by reactive oxygen species”. He graduated with a Doctor of Science degree from Kyushu University Graduate School of Science in 1984. He performed postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1987 to 1990. In 1997, he was appointed as a professor at Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, and elected as a Distinguished Professor of Kyushu University in 2010, and finally as a Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University in March 2022.


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Chino Endo

International Program Associate

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco Office

Chino Endo is one of the current International Program Associates of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco Office, and came to Berkeley in April, 2022. Before accepting this role, she was an administrative staff at the University of Tsukuba, in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. She has been working there for 5 years and in the most recent division she belonged to, she was in charge of some of the incoming scholars from foreign countries who received the JSPS fellowships.


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