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Shigekazu Nagata, PhD

Shigekazu Nagata, PhD

Osaka University
Osaka, Japan

Class of 2021

Scientific Areas of Expertise: Cell Death Mechanisms; Cytokine-mediated Signal Transduction; Flippases and Scramblases

For fundamental work dedicated to categorizing crucial steps required for cellular apoptosis, namely, the identification of the Fas membrane protein as a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor family, and for defining the role of the Fas ligand as an inducer of apoptotic signaling, a finding that would result in the further characterization of this signaling pathway as an essential pathway for immune system regulation and tumorigenesis.