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About Fuyu Tamanoi

Fuyu Tamanoi, Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Director, Signal Transduction Program Area, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center




University of California, Los Angeles
1602 Molecular Science Building
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Office Phone:  (310) 206–7318
Fax:  (310) 206–5231
Lab Phone:  (310) 825–7754
fuyut@microbio.ucla.edu
fuyut@cnsi.ucla.edu

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Fuyuhiko Tamanoi

Birth Date: January 1948

Address: Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles
1602 Molecular Sciences Building
609 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA. 90095-1489
Tel: 310-206-7318

Education and Training:

Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan B.S. 1972 Biochemistry

Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan M.S. 1974 Biochemistry

Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan Ph.D. 1977 Molecular Biology

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Postdoctoral 1977-1980

 

Appointments:

1997 - Present Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

2004 - Present Vice Chair, Dept. of Microbiology,Immunology and Molecular Genetics

2008 – Present Research Director, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA

1996 - Present Director, Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA

2004 – 2007 Co-group leader, NanoBiotechnology, California NanoSystems Institute

2002 - Present Member, California Nanosystems Institute

2003 - 2007 Special Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

1997 - 1999 Vice Chair, Joint Departments of Microbiology & Immunology/ Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

1997 Acting Chair, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

1995- Present Member, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA

1993- Present Member, Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA

1993 - 1997 Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

1992 - 1993 Associate Professor,Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago

1985 - 1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago

1982 - 1985 Joint Lab Chief, DNA Synthesis Section, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

1982 - 1985 Senior Staff Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

1980 - 1982 Staff Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY

1980 EMBO Short Term Fellow, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne (Dr. Walter Doerfler)

 

Patent:

 Identification and characterization of inhibitors of farnesyltransferase

Fuyuhiko Tamanoi

U.S. Serial No. 08/000,931. July 1, 1996

 

Inhibitors of protein prenyltransferases

Fuyuhiko Tamanoi, Ohyun Kwon

International patent filed (March 22, 2007)

 

Editorial Board:

 Journal of Biological Chemistry, Editorial Board, 1997-2002, 2008-2013

 Series-Editor, The Enzymes, Academic Press/Elsevier

The Enzymes: Volume 21 “Protein Lipidation” Tamanoi, F. and Sigman, D. eds (2001)

The Enzymes: Volume 23 “Energy Coupling and Molecular Motors” Hackney, D. and Tamanoi, F. eds. (2003).

The Enzymes: Volume 24 “Protein Methyltransferases” Clarke, S. and Tamanoi, F. eds. (2006)

The Enzymes: Volume 25 “Molecular Machines Involved in Protein Transport across Cellular Membranes” Dalbey, R., Koehler, C. and Tamanoi, F. (2007).

 

Grant Review Panel

 NSF Signal Transduction and Cellular regulation panel member (2004 - 2008)

NIH Molecular and Integrative Signal Transduction Study Section member (2007 - 2012)

 

Recent Meetings

January 2009, Invited speaker, Signaling of Cancer Cells, Nagoya University School of Medicine.

January 2009, Invited speaker, LifeChips 2009, UC Irvine.

October 2008, National Cancer Institute Think Tank on “The coding, decoding, transfer and translation of information in cancer”, Washington DC.

September 2008, Invited seminar, Institute for Virology, University of Erlangen, Germany.

September 2008, Invited speaker, Ehrlich II, 2 nd World Conference on Magic Bullets, Nurnberg, Germany.

September 2008, Invited speaker, Banbury Conference on Nutrient Sensing in Plants, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

September 2008, Invited speaker, Adelson Medical Research Foundation meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

September 2008, Invited speaker, CNSI/CNBI Symposium on NanoBiotechnology, University of Tokyo, Japan.

August 2008, Invited speaker, ASMeW International Symposium, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

July 2008, Invited speaker, FASEB Summer Research Conferences on Regulation and Function of Small GTPases, Saxton River, VT.

March 2008, Invited speaker, Adelson Medical Research Foundation meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

March 2008, Invited speaker, CNSI, UCLA-ASMeW, Waseda Joint Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

February 2008, Invited speaker and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, The Future of Nanotechnology for Targeted Drug Delivery, Boston, MA.

November 2007, Invited speaker, GTCbio’s Modern Drug Discovery & Development Summit, San Francisco, CA

November 2007, Organizer, CNSI-CNBI Symposium on NanoBiotechnology, Los Angeles, CA

September 2007, Invited speaker, Bio-physicochemical Interactions of Engineered Nanomaterials Workshop, Los Angeles, CA

June 2007, Invited speaker, Gordon Conference on Phosphorylation and G-protein mediated signaling networks, Maine.

May 2007, Invited speaker, Coherent X-ray microscopy workshop, Argonne National Lab, Chicago, IL.

May 2007, Keynote speaker, Annual meeting of the Nano Society, Tsukuba, Japan

March 2007, Invited speaker, 2 nd Cell Regulations in Division and Arrest Workshop, Okinawa, Japan

January 2007, Plenary Lecture, 19 th NanoBiotechnology International meeting, Sendai, Japan

December 2006, Invited speaker, NanoBio Tokyo meeting

July 2006, Invited speaker, FASEB Summer Conference on “Regulation and Function of Small GTPases” Saxtons River, VT

July 2006, Invited speaker and session chair, FASEB Summer Conference on “Protein Lipidation, Signaling and Membrane Domains”, Palm Springs, CA

June 2006, Invited speaker and sessionchair, 20 th International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kyoto, Japan

March 2006, Invited speaker, The LAM Foundation Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH

March 2006, Invited speaker, Cell Regulations in Division and Arrest Workshop, Okinawa, Japan

June 2005, Invited speaker, Gordon Research Conference on “Mechanisms of CellSignaling”, Hong Kong, China

May 2005, Invited speaker, 4 th BIO-EXPO, Tokyo, Japan

January 2005, Invited speaker, Nanomedicine Meeting, Newport Beach, CA

January 2005, Invited speaker, Chemical Biology Symposium, Tokyo, Japan

July 2004, Invited speaker, FASEB Summer Conference on “Protein Lipidation, Signaling and Membrane Domains” Tucson, AZ.

March 2004, Co-organizer, TIT Bioforum on Chemical Biology/Signal Transduction, Tokyo, Japan

January 2004, Invited speaker, Second International Symposium on “Molecular Network in Cellular Signal Transduction and Environmental
Responses” Nara, Japan

October 2003, Invited speaker and session chair, “Third International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology”, Santa Barbara, CA.

June 2003, Keynote speaker, Japanese Association for Molecular Target Therapy of Cancer, Tokyo, Japan.

July 2002, Co-organizer, FASEB Summer Research Conference on “Protein Lipidation, Signaling and Membrane Domains”, Tucson, AZ.

June 2002, Invited speaker and Session Chair, Second International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology, Laguna Niguel, CA.

July 2001, Co-organizer, Second US- Japan Joint Symposium on Chemistry-Biology Interface, Kumamoto, Japan.

May 2001, Invited speaker, The Weissenburg Symposium on Medicine and Molecular Biology, Weissenburg, Germany.

April 2001, Organizer, UCLA Signal Transduction Symposia on “Genomics and Cancer”, Los Angeles, CA

August 2000, Invited speaker and Chair or the session on “Therapeutic applications of inhibiting lipidation” at the FASEB Summer Conference
on “Lipid Modification of Proteins”, Copper Mountain, CO.

May 1999, Co-organizer, UCLA Signal Transduction Symposia on “Protein Kinases and Calcium Signaling”, Los Angeles, CA.

May 1998, Organizer, UCLA Symposia on “Ras Signaling”, Los Angeles, CA.

August 1998, Invited speaker and Chair of the session on “Prenylation – Metabolism, Trafficking and Biology” at the FASEB Summer Conference
on “Lipid Modification of Proteins”, Snowmass, CO.

 

Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (1985)

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1987)

American Association for Cancer Research

NNFF International Consortium on Molecular Biology of NF1 and NF2 (1990)

Sigma XI (1990)