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Robert Nobuo Yoshimori, PhD, Celebrates More Than 60 Years in Microbiology

Dr. Yoshimori has always been interested in life sciences

From his PhD thesis research, Dr. Robert Nobuo Yoshimori discovered the"R1restriction endonuclease," which he freely gave to Stanford University.

    LONG BEACH, CA, June 18, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Robert Nobuo Yoshimori has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

We would like to recognize and honor Dr. Robert Yoshimori. Growing up in Hawaii, Dr. Yoshimori, has always harbored an interest in wildlife. Initially enrolling in a zoology class, he furthered his interest in life sciences and subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Arts in General Science from the University of Iowa. He later obtained a certificate in Medical Technology (ASCP) which enabled him to continue his education into graduate school. After working for three years at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, he went on to receive his Master of Science in Medical Microbiology from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He worked 1 year as a research assistant and moved to California to work 2 years as a Medical Technologist Supervisor in Microbiology at Memorial Hospital, Long Beach. He enrolled at the University of California San Francisco where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and spent 1 year as a postdoctoral fellow.

In finding his true passion, Dr. Yoshimori served as a medical technologist, microbiologist, and teacher of interns and residents, holding many academic positions. He landed his career at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as the Head of the Microbiology Section, in the Department of Pathology. Alongside his primary position, Dr. Yoshimori has authored and co-authored numerous theses, research papers and abstracts. From his PhD thesis research, he discovered the"R1restriction endonuclease," which he freely gave to Stanford University. The enzyme was used to create the first genetically engineered molecule which eventually was honored with a Nobel Prize. Amazingly enough, the restrictive endonuclease was later used to insert the human insulin gene into Escherichia colito produce insulin for diabetic patients.

Moreover, Dr. Yoshimori has conducted many lectures, seminars and presentations sharing his knowledge in the field. As a respected researcher, he has received several grants from organizations. To name a few, the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the American Society of Microbiology. For his professional accomplishments, Dr. Yoshimori has been continuously recognized as an Outstanding Clinical Pathology Faculty Member by the Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Civically, Dr. Yoshimori contributes to his local community by volunteering at local venues and hospitals. He is also a volunteer faculty lecturer in the Department of Pathology at the University of Los Angeles. Throughout the years, Dr. Yoshimori has attributed his professional success to his passion for the work he does. Dr. Yoshimori, we applaud you, for your breakthrough discovery of an enzyme that attributed to the genetic engineering and end result of insulin for diabetics, for where would we be without your brilliant dedication and efficiency of a job well done!

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