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Young Investigator Award for Bungo Akiyoshi

Bungo Akiyoshi

Dr Bungo Akiyoshi

The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) has awarded departmental group leader Bungo Akiyoshi the R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology. 



The award is one of the Association's Young Investigator Awards , which recognise researchers in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research in cell/molecular biology, comparative neuroanatomy, developmental biology, or the morphological sciences.

Bungo, a Royal Society/Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow, is due to receive the award at the lecture he will present at the Experimental Biology 2015 conference in Boston on March 29th. He also receives membership of the AAA.

The award marks his important contributions to the field of anatomy and specifically in cell biology. Entitled 'Discovery of Unconventional Kinetochores in Kinetoplastids', the lecture will highlight this research which is on the macromolecular kinetochore that segregates chromosomes.

Alhough widely assumed that eukaryotes use a conserved set of proteins to build kinetochores, Bungo's research as a postdoc in the lab of Keith Gull in the Dunn School revealed that trypanosomes and related species possess a completely different type of kinetochore proteins.

His current research is aimed at understanding how these newly identified proteins perform their function, binding to DNA and to microtubules.

 

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