Shinya Yamanaka

Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Why I chose this person?

I chose this person because I am very interested in the fields of science that include chemistry and biology. Shinya Yamanaka is a renown scientist that has helped further develop the understanding of genetics. Yamanaka is very proactive by overcoming challenges that he faced in the science world. As a scientist he does not fall into peer pressure because he must have confidence in himself and his abilities to create scientific breakthroughs.


  • Earned a Ph.D in pharmacology.
  • Massry Prize
  • King Faisal International Prize
  • Robert Koch Prize
  • Albany Medical Center Prize
  • Wolf Prize in Medicine
  • Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
  • Albert Lasker award for basic medical research
  • Gairdner Foundation International
  • Millennium Technology Prize
  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Universal Values

  • Training and Hard work
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Helping Others
  • Making medical breakthroughs to help people
  • Ethics

Good Mentoring Abilities

  • Dr. Yamanaka is very experienced and is well known
  • Very smart and Well educated
  • Offers help to others in the lab
  • Collaborates with many other people
  • Mentors in the lab
  • Values working with others
Interview with Nobel winner Shinya Yamanaka