Haruhiko Siomi is Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at Keio University School of Medicine. He obtained his Diploma degree (1982) and M.S. degree (1984) in Chemistry from Gifu University, and his Ph. D. (1988) in Virology from Kyoto University. He was then an HHMI associate with Gideon Dreyfuss at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he studied RNA-binding proteins, such as hnRNP proteins and FMR1. He joined the University of Tokushima faculty in 1999, where he, with Mikiko Siomi, started to work on RNA silencing. In 2008, he moved to his current position at Keio University. His research focuses on many aspects of RNA silencing including small RNA biogenesis, transposon silencing, and roles of Argonautes in silencing. He has served as co-chair of the Tokyo RNA Club.
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