Naoki Yamanaka an assistant professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside, has been named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences. Along with 21 other exceptional early-career researchers named as Pew scholars by The Pew Charitable Trusts, he will receive four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational research.
Yamanaka is the first person at UC Riverside to be named a Pew scholar. He received a doctorate in biological science in 2007 from the University of Tokyo. He engaged in postdoctoral studies at the University of Minnesota until 2014, when he accepted a position at UCR.
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