Tohru Fukuyama

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Tohru Fukuyama
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Tohru Fukuyama
Born (1948-08-09) August 9, 1948 (age 75)
Alma mater Nagoya University
Harvard University
Known for Fukuyama coupling
Scientific career
Institutions Harvard University
Rice University
University of Tokyo
Thesis The total synthesis of gliotoxin  (1977)
Doctoral advisor Yoshito Kishi

Tohru Fukuyama (福山 透, Fukuyama Tōru, born 9 August 1948) is a Japanese organic chemist and Professor of Chemistry at University of Tokyo in Japan. He discovered the Fukuyama coupling in 1998.



Fukuyama studied chemistry at Nagoya University with degrees Bachelor's (1971) and Master's (1973) degrees. As a graduate student, he then worked at Harvard University, where he received his doctorate in 1977 as an academic student of Yoshito Kishi. Until 1978, he continued his research as a postdoc in the Department of Chemistry of Harvard University and then moved to Rice University as an assistant professor, where in 1988 he obtained the rank of a chair holder. In 1995, he accepted a professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo, Japan. Since 2013, Fukuyama has been working as a professor at the Nagoya University - more precisely: Designated Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winner Satoshi Ōmura is his old friend.


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