Reiji Okazaki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Reiji Okazaki

Japanese biologist

Date of Birth: 08-Oct-1930

Place of Birth: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 01-Aug-1975

Profession: biologist, university teacher, biochemist, geneticist, molecular biologist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Reiji Okazaki

  • Reiji Okazaki (?? ??, Okazaki Reiji, October 8, 1930 – August 1, 1975) was a pioneer Japanese molecular biologist, known for his research on DNA replication and especially for describing the role of Okazaki fragments along with his wife Tsuneko. Okazaki was born in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • He graduated in 1953 from Nagoya University, and worked as a professor there after 1963.
  • He died of leukemia in 1975 at the age of 44; he had been heavily irradiated in Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb was dropped.

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