Kazuo Amano is a visiting researcher at the US-Asia
Technology Management Center studying systems of business
development and trends of biotechnology companies in the U.S. He
comes to the U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center from
the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University,
Japan where he concentrated on research introducing a gene that
controls flower color expression. His research interests include
plant molecular biology and food and environmental biotechnology
Mr. Amano’s undergraduate research was focused on the cause of
the morphological aberration, via Arabidopsises seed production.
He conducted anatomical and genetic experiments and discovered
that the TCP16 gene, which encodes a putative
transcription factor, plays a crucial role in the early
processes of pollen development.
Mr. Amano received his BS in Applied Biolological Sciences from Nagoya University, Japan in 2004. He worked as an intern for the
Department of Biotechnology and Afforestation,
TOYOTA Motor Corporation. Mr. Amano recently published
“RNA Interference of the
TCP16 Gene Results in Abortion of Early Pollen Development”
Plant Molecular Biology.
E-mail: amano at stanford dot edu