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NAME:
Masao Kamimura


ADDRESS:
1030, Durham Research Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE.


EMAIL AND PHONE:
s-kamimura@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp 402-559-5256


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:


2010-  Exchange research student, University of Nebraska Medical Center
2009-Present  Ph.D. candidate, Materials science, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Advisor: Prof. Yukio Nagasaki)
2007-2009  M.S., Materials science, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Advisor: Prof. Yukio Nagasaki)
2003-2007  B.S., Materials science, Tokyo University of Science, Japan (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Kohei Soga)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Block Ionomer Complexes for drug delivery career (at UNMC)
2. Near infrared fluorescence nanoparticles for in vivo bioimaging (at University of Tsukuba)
3. Synthesis of novel end-functional poly(ethylene oxide) for biomaterials  (at University of Tsukuba)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2009-2012  Research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS DC1)
2009- Departmental dean prize, University of Tsukuba
2008- Excellent research proposal prize, 3rd atomic/polyscale technology society, Oshamanbe, Japan
2007- “Carl Zeiss prize”, The 16th Japan Bioimaging Society, Noda, Japan
2007- Excellent research proposal prize, 2nd atomic/polyscale technology society, Oshamanbe, Japan

PUBLICATIONS:
1. Kamimura. M, Miyamoto. D, Saito. Y, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Design of poly(ethylene glycol)/streptavidin co-immobilized upconversion nanophosphors and their application to fluorescence biolabeling, Langmuir, (2008), 24. 16. 8864-8870.
2. Kamimura. M, Miyamoto. D, Saito. Y, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Preparation of PEG and protein co-immobilized upconversion nanophosphors as near-infrared biolabeling materials, J. Photopolym. Sci. Tech., (2008), 21, 2, 183-187.
3. Kamimura. M, Miyamoto. D, Saito. Y, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Preparation of PEGylated upconversion nanophosphors with high dispersion stability under physiological conditions for near-infrared bioimaging, Trans. Mat. Res. Soc. Jpn, (2008), 33(3), 795-798.
4. Saito. Y, Shimizu. K, Kamimura. M, Furusyo. H, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Plate assay by using UC emission from Y2O3:Er3+ under near infrared excitation, Trans. Mat. Res. Soc. Jpn., (2008), 33(3), 803-806.
5. Soga. K, Kamimura. M, Nagasaki. Y, Fluorescence bioimaging under near infrared excitation using upconversion in rare-earth-doped ceramic nanophosphors, Oyo-Butsuri, (2008), 77(12), 1458-1461.
6. Kawasaki. Y, Gotou. Y, Tokuzen. K, Kamimura. M, Komeno. T, Tomatsu. M, Todoroki. R, Nagasaki.Y, Soga. K, Tashiro. F, Selective tumor imaging by a novel tumor specific aralin- infrared-to-visible phosphor conjugate, J. Phys. Conf. Ser., (2009), 191, 12001-12004.

RESEARCH ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS:
1. Kamimura M, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Design of PEGylated rare-earth doped ceramic nanophosphors for near-infrared bioimaging, SPIE Photonics West, BIOS 2010, The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. January 26, 2010.
2. Kamimura. M, Design of PEGylated ceramics nanophosphors for near-infrared bioimaging, JSPS 2nd HOPE MEETING 2009, The Prince Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. September 27-October 2, 2009.
3. Kamimura. M, Tokuzen. K, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Near-infrared excited ceramic nanophosphors possessing streptavidin/PEG surface for biolabeling agents, 3rd International symposium on atomic technology / 3rd Polyscale Technology Workshop, Tokyo International Exchange Center, Tokyo, Japan. March 5-6, 2009.
4. Kamimura. M, Miyamoto. D, Saito. Y, Tokuzen. K, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Preparation of PEG and protein co-immobilized upconversion nanophosphors as near-infrared biolabeling materials, 25th International Conference of Photopolymer Science and Technology, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan. June 24-27, 2008.
5. Kamimura. M, Miyamoto. D, Saito. Y, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Preparation of PEG/Protein Co-Immobilized Upconversion Nanophosphors for Near-infrared Fluorescence Biolabeling, US-Japan Mini-Symposium on Materials Medicine and Nanopharmacology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE. March 25, 2008.
6. Kamimura. M, Okumura. Y, Saito. Y, Miyamoto. D, Soga. K, Nagasaki. Y, Surface modification on upconverting phosphors with PEG/polyanion block polymer for fluorescence bioimaging, 1st International symposium on atomic technology, EPOCAL TSUKUBA, Tsukuba, Japan. March 16-17, 2007.

What do you do when you are not in the lab?

 

Sleeping, watching soccer

 

Where are you from? How many languages do you speak?  

 

I’m from Tsukuba, Japan.
I speak Japanese (native) and English.

 

List interesting facts about you:

 

Soccer, Futsal (5 on 5 indoor soccer), Motorsports, Snowboarding