Kunio Yamazaki honored by JASTS
Kunio Yamazaki, Ph.D., is the first recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Japanese Association for the Study of Taste and Smell (JASTS).
Dr. Yamazaki received the award in recognition of his seminal work on odortypes, the genetically-determined body odors that distinguish one individual of a species from another. Since 1974, he has published over 100 papers on genes of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) and how these genes influence odortype and behavior.
JASTS president Dr. Hideto Kaba presented the award to Dr. Yamazaki on September 9, 2010. The plaque is inscribed For Your Outstanding Achievement to the Advancement of the Chemical Senses and Contributions to JASTS. At the award ceremony, Dr. Yamazaki delivered a keynote address entitled “Odortypes: Individuality and Disease.”
For more information on Dr. Yamazaki’s research please go to http://www.monell.org/faculty/people/yamazaki.