Professor, School of Dentistry
Profile at School of Dentistry
Dr. Ichiro Nishimura received his dental training from Tokyo Dental College (DDS, 1981) and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (DMD, 1993). His advanced research training at Harvard resulted in the Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc) degree in 1986. After a postdoctoral fellowship in cellular and molecular biology under Professor Bjorn Olsen at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nishimura started tissue regeneration and biotechnology research in 1989 at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has served as Director of the Harvard-MIT Biomaterials Research Training Program (1993-95) and Director of the Predoctoral Research Program of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1995-97). He joined UCLA in 1997 and established the Jane and Jerry Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, which is supported by the National Center for Research Resources and philanthropic contributions from film and entertainment industry. Dr. Nishimura is an avid double bass player. He appears regularly as a community member of the Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra at the Broad Stage.