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Hiroki Oota, Ph.D.


Kitasato University School of Medicine
Laboratory of Anatomy
1-15-1 Kitasato, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0374

Tel: +81-42-778-9024 (Administration)
+81-42-778-9022 (Laboratory)
+94-42-778-8725 (Office)
Fax: +81-42-778-9022


Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo


JSPS Research Fellow, University of Tokyo


COE Lecturer, International Research Center for Japanese Studies


JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany


Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

2005.06-2010.03 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo
2010.04- Associate Professor, Kitasato University School of Medicine


Walter M. Fitch Prize, The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

Research fields
Human Population Genetics, Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, Genome Anthropology
Publications and etc.
Research Interests
Many data from recent human-genome researches provide a clue for personal medicine. Because genome data contain the accumulation of the total information of life on Earth, it is important that we have "a proper appreciation for evolution" when we look at genome data.

An ongoing trial at our laboratory is to combine genome science and physical anthropology, in order to provide a more "humanized" personal medicine appropriate for our society. Physical anthropology has more than a 200-year history that is initiated by comparative anatomy, involving interdisciplinary fields from social sciences to biology. By integrating the strategy of genome research into physical anthropology, we are trying to establish the new research field called, "Genome Anthropology," in Kitasato University School of Medicine.