Department of Medicine



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   Yosuke Kumamoto, Ph.D

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Department of Medicine
yk460@njms.rutgers.edu

 


Overview

Dr. Kumamoto obtained his PhD from the University of Tokyo with Dr. Tatsuro Irimura. He started his training
as a biochemist studying the molecular function of mammalian C-type lectins, but later he got interested in
cellular immunology of cells expressing those lectins. In 2007, he moved to Dr. Akiko Iwasaki's laboratory at
Yale University, where he found that a subset of dendritic cells expressing a C-type lectin CD301b/MGL2 is
selectively required for the differentiation of Th2 cells as well as for the maintenance of metabolic
homeostasis. Dr. Kumamoto joined the Center for Immunity and Inflammation in 2017, where he studies the
role of dendritic cell subsets in adaptive immunity and inflammation.

Education

Ph.D, 2007, The University of Tokyo
BS, 2002, The University of Tokyo

Languages

Japanese