Yuko Okamoto Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Department of Physics
Institution Disciplines
Nagoya University Physics
City State / Provence
Nagoya Aichi
Country Website
JAPAN link
Current Research Interests:

1. Prediction of three-dimensional structures of biomolecules such as proteins by computer simulations
2. Development of effective generalized-ensemble algorithms for molecular simulations


Graduated from Hamamatsu-Kita High School, March, 1975; B.S.-M.S., Brown University, June, 1979 (Grew Foundation Scholar); Ph.D., Cornell University, August, 1984

Career Highlights

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, September, 1984 - March, 1986
  • Assistant (similar to Assistant Professor in the U.S.), Department of Physics, Nara Women's University, April, 1986 - May, 1993
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Nara Women's University, May, 1993 - March, 1995
  • Associate Professor, Department of Theoretical Studies, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki National Research Institutes, April, 1995 - March, 2005
  • Associate Professor (Joint Appointment), Department of Functional Molecular Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, October, 1995 - March, 2005
  • Professor, Department of Physics, School of Science, Nagoya University, April, 2005 - present

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