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FUTI Annual Board and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting, September 29 (Saturday), New York

Board members present: Masaaki Yamada (chair), Teruo Fujii, Yuichiro Kuwama, Shigenori Matsushita, Nobuko Sakurai Advisory Committee (AC) members present: Tai Hasegawa, Kenzi Karasaki (via telecommunication), Takatoshi Ito, Hisashi Kobayashi, Takashi Komoto,  Geeta Mehta, Iwao Ojima, Yasuo Okamoto, Yuriko Suzuki, Junji Takegami, K.Y. Tung Other present: Masako Osako (acting secretary) FUTI’s Annual Board and Advisory Committee…
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Friends of UTokyo needs your support!

Dear Supporters of Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI): I trust that everyone is healthy and in good spirits as the autumn nights grow colder. It is now more than ten years since the inception of FUTI, and I am full of gratitude to all the generous contributions we receive every year in support of our…
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Next Generation Cancer Treatment Development: The Role of Protein Design

November 16, 2018 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tiger Pacific Capital, 101 Park Avenue, 48th Fl, New York, NY 10178 (In Japanese) 「次世代がん治療法の開発:タンパク質デザインの役割」 タンパク質デザイン分野で国際的に著名な研究者でおられる小出教授には上記のテーマでお話いただきます。 本年のノーベル医学賞と化学賞に直接関連のある非常にタイムリーなテーマであるため、 質疑応答の時間も十分に取ってございます。

Clinical Clerkship Program at Harvard Medical School

Ayu Yoneda It’s a great honor to receive FUTI global leadership award. I am heartily grateful to Friends of UTokyo for supporting my clerkship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. I had the opportunity to participate in a clinical clerkship program at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and rotated pediatric surgery department for 4 weeks at…
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Environmental Leadership Program

Yuichi Yokoyama First of all, I would like to appreciate all supports from the committee and staff members of FUTI Scholarship. In this report, I express short overview of my days in Berkeley. I participated in “Environmental Leadership Program” at UC Berkeley. The number of participants was about 30 and the number of their countries…
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Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Summer Internship Report

Diana Wang This past summer, I had the opportunity to conduct neurobiology research at the Sakai Lab of the University of Tokyo. The lab primarily focuses on studying the relation between music/linguistics and the brain through neuroscience and statistics. For the first four weeks, I analyzed brain lateralization of high school violinists from the Suzuki…
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International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN) at the University of Tokyo

Ellen Underwood This summer has been an absolutely incredible experience so far! For the first part of my research internship, I have been based in Tokyo, studying at the International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN) at the University of Tokyo with Dr. Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama. I first had the opportunity to work with Dr. Yazaki-Sugiyama last…
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My UTRIP 2018 Experience in a Nutshell

Riya Shah Thanks to the generosity of Friends of UTokyo, Inc, I was able to participate in a six-week internship at the University of Tokyo over this summer. As an intern at the University, I was fortunate enough to be placed in Professor Suto’s group. As an Astrophysics major at the University of California, Berkeley,…
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Harvard Summer School Report

Tomohiro Nakano University of Tokyo, Faculty of Arts and Sciences As the program of my choice for the GLP-GEfIL Abroad Program of the University of Tokyo, I have participated in Harvard Summer School (HSS), starting from 23rd of June until 11th of August, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I took two courses in HSS: one is Introduction…
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Microscopic Musings and Mouthwatering Matcha: Six Weeks at the University of Tokyo

Jasper Miura My last class of the day had just ended when I read the email accepting me to the University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP)—quite an unexpected surprise! Thanks to the generous support of the FUTI Scholarship, I was selected to participate in this six-week program at the University of Tokyo, working in…
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