Dr. Yusuke Nakamura, faculty, U. of C. Department of Medicine
Dr. Yusuke Nakamura joins the faculty of the University of Chicago School of Medicine in April. Nakamura comes to the U. of C. from Japanese government's Office of Medical Innovation , where he was secretary general, and Tokyo University's Human Genome Center, where he was a professor of molecular medicine at Tokyo University's Human Genome Center. At U. of C., Nakamura, 59, will continue his innovative program in anticancer drug discovery and development, as well as his internationally recognized research in genomics and pharmacogenomics. Nakamura began his career in 1977 as an abdominal surgeon.