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7th International Conference and Exhibition on Bacteriology & Antibiotics

Vancouver, Canada

Akira Kaji


Akira Kaji

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Biography

Dr. Akira Kaji received his PhD in Biological Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 1958 and conducted postdoctoral research at the Rockefeller Institute, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He obtained a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania, which he still maintains. He has over 200 publications in reputed journals. He has two notable discoveries among his many contributions. First is the discovery of the binding of tRNA to the mRNA/ribosome complex, which contributed to Nirenberg’s breakthrough in the discovery of genetic code. Dr. Kaji also determined the fourth step of protein synthesis, ribosome recycling.           
 

Abstract

Abstract : Role of Ribosome Recycling Factor in Translational Coupling as ribosome releasing factor