Shozo Yokoyama, the Asa G. Candler professor of biology at Emory University's Department of Biology. Yokoyama specializes in the evolution of color vision. His lab was the first to identify the amino acids that regulate red-green color vision and UV vision in various vertebrate species.

Education and early Career

Yokoyama earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology in Japan and his Ph.D. in biomathematics in 1977 from the University of Washington. Afterwards, he worked at Washington University, St. Louis (1978 to 1987), the University of Illinois (1987 to 1991) and Syracuse University (1991 to 2003). Yokoyama has authored over 150 articles, and he has been a panel member of the Genetics Study Section at National Institutes of Health (1988 to 1991) and president of the American Genetics Association (2003).

Research Interest

  • Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • Population Biology, Evolution, and Ecology

Education Profile

  • B.S. (Plant Breeding), Miyazaki University, Miyazaki, Japan, 1968
  • M.S. (Plant Breeding), Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 1971
  • Ph.D. (Biomathematics), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1977