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Yoshiki Sasai
Yoshiki Sasai, circa 2012.jpg
Yoshiki Sasai, circa 2012
Born 1962
Hyogo, Japan
Died 5 August 2014(2014-08-05) (aged 52)
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater Kyoto University
Scientific career
Fields Biology
Institutions RIKEN

Yoshiki Sasai (笹井 芳樹 Sasai Yoshiki, 1962 – 5 August 2014) was a Japanese biologist. He was Director of the Laboratory for Organogenesis and Neurogenesis at the research institute RIKEN. Sasai was best known for developing new methods to grow stem cells into organ-like structures.

In 2012, Sasai became the first stem cell researcher to grow an optic cup from human cells.


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