IUPS News


An Obituary - Professor Masao Ito

Dec. 18, 2018

It is with deep regret that we have to report that Professor Masao Ito, IUPS President (1994-1997) and former Professor and Dean at The University of Tokyo, and Director General of the Frontier Research Program, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), passed away on December 18, 2018. In addition to his seminal contributions to the concept of the cerebellum as a learning machine, Professor Ito championed global collaboration amongst physiologists as a core value for IUPS. He will be remembered as a scholar and a much loved colleague in physiology. Our sincere condolences to his family during this difficult time.