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Professor Nakatsuji is a graduate from Kyoto University with postdoctoral training in Sweden, USA and UK. He became a professor at National Institute of Genetics in 1991. In 1999, He moved to the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University and became its director from 2003 to 2007. His laboratory established monkey ES cell lines in 2000 and human ES cell lines in 2003, which were distributed to other scientists. He is also a scientific founder of ReproCELL, Inc (IPO in 2013). From 2007, He is the founding director of Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS). He became a Professor Emeritus in 2015. He took a leadership in government-supported collaboration projects of industry and academia. In 2014, he founded two start-up companies, Kyoto Stem Cell Innovation, Inc (SCI) and Stem Cell & Device Laboratory, Inc. (SCAD). He is a Director of SCI (CEO) and SCAD (Chief Advisor).