Dr. Kobayashi received his MD and a PhD in immunology from Chiba University in Japan. After graduate work and residency in internal medicine, he focused on immunology research as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine. He was appointed Associate Research Scientist at Yale in 2003 and joined Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School in 2004 as Assistant Professor. Dr. Kobayashi was appointed Associate Professor at Harvard in 2011 and joined Texas A&M Health Science Center in 2012 as Professor. Dr. Kobayashi conducts basic research designed to unlock the mechanisms of the innate immune system and inflammatory diseases.


2004       Fellow, Arthritis National Research Foundation (Long Beach, CA)

2005     The Claudia Adams Barr Investigator (Boston, MA)

2006      Investigator Award, Cancer Research Institute (New York City, NY)